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 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.