In a previous post, I mentioned that Westland is not only a great American whiskey brand but also one of my favorites. So, let me follow up with another option in their range, Colere 2nd Edition.
This whiskey is made with Talisman, a grain that is a 2-row winter variety from none other than Maris Otter. It’s aged 4 years while it’s matured in ex-bourbon 1st fill and ISC Copper’s Reserve 2nd fill casks.
Nose: vanilla, fruit and oak
Palate: dark chocolate, vanilla, spices and fruit
Finish: lightly sweet and fruity
A few posts ago I reviewed Solum 1st Edition and I got to say, compared to Colere, I like Solum better. Don’t get me wrong, Colere is a good whiskey, but it’s a little bit rougher around the edges. This could partly be due to this being a cask strength. The notes in Colere are bolder and slightly more in your face. One of the things I enjoyed the most, the notes, spices, chocolate, and fruit. Made me think of that orange and dark chocolate candy people eat during the holidays.
Overall, it’s good but if you had to pick, go with Solum. It’s a lot smoother and I personally like it better.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.