Westport is a blended malt made predominantly from Highland whisky from a well known distillery near Tain. The practice of “tea-spooning” in a small amount of malt whisky from another distillery is used by some distillers to protect their trademark.
The nose is pure confectuinary; foam bananas, fruit salad chews and cinnamon-coated marzipan, with a touch of vanilla. Thankfully the palate delivers on its intial promise, with notes of apricot yoghurt and dried pineapple with an unexpectedly oily, buttery mouth-feel. The long finsh brings lingering spice and fudge. An excellent dram.