Cask #279

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During the summer of 2014, two single cask bottlings were released to commemorate Westland’s first annual Peat Week celebration. This first bottling of Cask #279 showcases the remarkable effects sherry maturation has on peated single malt whiskey. The character of this whiskey goes far beyond the expected combination of smoky peat and sweet sherry. While this is certainly a rich and smoky whiskey, dripping with sherry notes, it is also incredibly nuanced as the freshly dumped 1st-fill PX hogshead impacts the full dimension of flavors. The sherry brings together the peated malt, yeast and wood then, through its wondrous alchemy, twists the smoky flavors and fuses sweet and savory notes to create something entirely new.


Flavor Profile Notes

The initial nose is savory sweet with barbecue sauce, molasses and an absorbing liquid smoke. The palate complements the first impression with an incredibly rich and warming character that’s syrupy and savory at the same time.

Water additions bring out more smoke on the nose along with peanut butter, blackberry jam on sourdough bread, and Latakia pipe tobacco. The palate however oscillates between sweet and savory – the mole poblano typical of our intense PX casks mixes with dark chocolate and chipotle peppers contend with maple syrup, all before hitting the palate with a solid dose of raisin pancakes and campfire smoke.

Specifications

release number:

0009


release date:

July 2014


format:

750ml


total bottled:

282


minimum maturation time:

24 Months


abv:

54%



GRAIN BILL:

100% Peated Malt


cask type(s):

  • 1st-fill exPedro Ximenz Hogshead

Yeast Strain:

Belgian Brewer's Yeast



Fermentation Time:

144 Hours

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