Review #338 – Westland Cask 405
Whiskey Network Review #338 | /r/Bourbon Review #185 – Westland Cask 405 , 105pf | 62.5% ABV
RELEASE NUMBER: 0052
RELEASE DATE: November 2015
BOTTLE: 1 of 210
Maturation: New American Oak
YEAST STRAIN: Belgian Brewer’s Yeast
Nose: Sweet vanilla, doughy pastry, some thin white grape notes, very fruity and floral
Taste: Sweet – very fruity. Lots of grape, pear, apple, some raspberry. Doughy yeasty sweetness. Thin mouthfeel but coats nicely. Some cocoa popping up here. This is really unique. It’s also all over the place. Like, ADD on the flavor dial, all over the place.
Finish: Medium, good balance of heat and flavor. TONS of fruit, mild cocoa and some toffee.
Overall: This is weird. This is funky. I think I kind of sort of like it, but this is a mood dram. It’s like an adult juice box. Huge fruit. It’s just not great, though. It’s wild, all over the place, shows little restraint or complexity and nuance, etc. I’ll award it Rank 5 due the uniqueness and some pleasant flavor. It’s a shame that what’s in the bottle sells for what it does.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite