117 West - West Coast Whiskey
American Single Malt — California, USA
Reviewed December 19, 2022
Lots of sherry influence in the nose: raisins, dark fruits, almonds, some fall spices like cloves and cinnamon. The sherry influence dominates the taste as well with a mostly fruity sweetness with a touch of spice that transforms into a dry nutty finish. I’m normally all in on sherry bombs and this is pretty good, especially with that nutty note that I find in Westland offerings that feature chocolate malted barley. It’s interesting but not something I’d reach for all the time.