Westland Hand Filled Distillery Only 5 year Old Moscato Finish

American Single Malt — Washington , USA

4.25 out of 5 stars
Wow, pulled this from sample extras from @PBMichiganWolverine from the days of the SDT sample tour who had the fortune of a Westland Distillery tour and was able to hand fill this bottle. From the notes of my tour mates: Bottle #167 from cask #4856 bottles at 53% abv. This is a beautiful and rich ambered-copper color. A sherry filled nose full of baking spices, nuttiness, dark sweetness that is rich, bold and full. Dates, raisins and apples that are smothered in maple syrup, brown sugar and caramel. All this in a bowl of oatmeal. Sprinkle on ground cinnamon, pecans and dark chocolate shavings for good measure. A perfect sweet tooth autumn breakfast? A soft, velvety arrival, and like the nose, thick, full bodied and full flavored. Spice and sweetness. Dark chocolate covered raisins, maple syrup, sherry, caramel provide a syrupy sweetness. There is a counter push of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and wood spice that tempers the sweetness. Wood spices and a pecan nuttiness form toward the fade. A final palate of wood spice, some dill, fruitcake. A warmness hangs around for a good length. Ultimately a woody dryness and with some flavors that I would describe as similar to B+B (Brandy and Benedictine) drive it home. I have sampled several Westland’s and have enjoyed but have been wowed. By far, this is the best of them all that I have tasted. From start to finish, a pleasant sophisticated, semi-balanced dram. One that you want to take slow and try and absorb all flavors and aromas. Thank you @PBMichiganWolverineiganWolverine for sharing this personally hand filled dram. [92/100][Tasted:11/2/19]
  • PBMichiganWolverine

    I remember this one ...I was obviously biased in my review because I filled this, but glad to see you liked it