Single malt whisky - tasting notes

07 Aug 2014

Westport 1999 (Liquid Library)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenmorangie

Here’s another Glenmorangie in disguise, or rather an almost pure Glenmorangie, with a few teaspoons of another malt being added (usually Glen Moray). Westport is a common name for this, remember independent bottlers can’t use the name Glenmorangie on their labels.


Westport 1999 Liquid LibraryWestport 13 yo 1999 (52,1%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 156 btl.)

Nose: aromatic nose. Vanilla and blood oranges. Fruity lokum (apricot / orange) and powder sugar. Hints of golden raisins and honey. A ginger / alcohol tingle, as well as some kiwi and fresh mint. Mouth: thick, oily and very sweet, with lots of fruity notes (fresh ones and tinned / candied ones) and honey. Cointreau. Marzipan and vanilla custard. Followed by balanced spices (ginger, pepper, clove) which give it a pleasant bittersweet edge in the end. Hints of sweet liquorice too. Finish: still this fruity / spicy combination. Lots of honey.

A similar sweet and fruity profile, easily drinkable though not as intense as the North Highland 18yo. Around € 90, still available in some places.

Score: 85/100

Westport 1999 (Liquid Library) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-08-07
  • theOldManOfHuy

    “remember independent bottlers (except for SMWS) can’t use the name Glenmorangie on their labels”

    SMWS never uses a name at all, Glenmorangie or other.

  • WhiskyNotes

    What I meant was that they can bottle single casks of unblended Glenmorangie. But you’re right, it’s confusing, I will change it.



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