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Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
2017 Edition
Bottled
10.2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
582
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
24 Nov 2017 2:12 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,00

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31 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Friday 16-year-old ElD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/malt-n-copper-autumn-leaves/

    I hear this is a 16yo Glenfarclas, but realise this is old news.
    N: All the gooey cakes, thick pipped icing and coppery Manuka & creamy Bulgarian honey. Moderately sherried.
    T: Oh yes, the thick & resinous sherry maturation is evident straight off the bat, though this is no Black Betty.
    F: This is grape-y & cask-y, but good cask-y, with a finish on dark raisins and slightly congealed oils.
    C: Scores highly for its joyous drinkability, available at only £60 in 2017.

    Scores a B[-]

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leather polish with dried figs and soft notes of tobacco leaves. Hints of maraschino cherries and almond paste, as well as of sultanas and raisins. A light touch of pickled lemon. Very sweet.
    • Taste
      More of the maraschino cherries, with a hint of plums and orange zest, as well as a touch of cappuccino. There's plenty of spices too, like cloves and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Sultanas, and a rather intense spiciness, before settling down into sweeter citrus notes.

  3. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly surprised, not bad but nothing exceptional either. A Daily Dram.
    • Nose
      A beautiful presence, a greedy nose. There are woody notes at the beginning then the whole takes shape little by little. There is mint, anise and a nice freshness almost medicated. I also find notes of apple / cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Alcohol moderately integrated. There are spices (cinnamon?) And a plant side, herbaceous (green wood?).
    • Finish
      Medium, fresh, minty and slightly woody.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth 3/5 Final 2/5 Whisky n ° 1671
    • Nose
      Like a dry port. Fresh, with raspberry, there is also chocolate and cashew.
    • Taste
      Quite powerful. (Too much?) Well spiced, it lacks body, paradoxically.
    • Finish
      A little weak.

  5. Nikilema scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/undisclosed/black-friday-2017-whisky-exchange/

    Nose: starts on dry, old-style Oloroso notes, including figs and raisins, as well as some spices like cinnamon and soft pepper. Then it becomes sweeter and fruitier. A little vanilla and red berry candy. Baked apple. Butter pastry. Rich and aromatic, really good.
    Mouth: rich again, but malty and much more spicy. Plenty of pepper, hints of cloves. Orange and lemon zests, berries, plums, a little coffee-schnapps. Liquorice and herbal liqueur. Less sweet and fruity than on the nose.
    Finish: long and rather drying, with hints of Brandy de Jerez, apple peelings, raisins and clove.I like the nose much better than the spicy, dry palate, but overall this is simply a rich sherried Speysider. The price (€ 69) makes this an attractive deal and a perfect daily dram.

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