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Overall rating
89.95/100
votes
66
Category
Blend
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail Vol. 4 - Jazz Series
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
0035
Number of bottles
445
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 7:28 pm by Totoro

Average value

€ 299.00

29 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1980 ElD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.95 points

  1. WhiskyAlex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Superb! Lovely (old) sherry with notes of dark fruits and honey. Very well balanced! So far the best of all (old) blends I have tried. High recommendation!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Mankut scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Great whiskey. You don't have to spend 600 € or more for an almost 40 year old whiskey to get good drinking quality, my buddy and I noticed that yesterday when tasting. Yes a blend, but in my opinion it can easily keep up with other single malts in older age. Old School Leather Fats Thick Raisins Plums Great spices a great sweet and super great clean oak load. You can taste the grain content but it is very well integrated. The 46 ..% also go perfectly with this blend.
    I would like to make an absolute buy recommendation for about 250 € for those over 30s have not tried whiskeys because they are usually very expensive.

  3. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    the initial price was around 230€

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Noses like a grain, performs on the palate like a malt, leaving nothing to be desired.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The grain is palpable, giving off a slightly rummy impression and intermingling with booze-soaked fruits like damsons and cherries. It's obviously sherried, yes, but also curiously fresh - almost citric - for its age; the wood is not very prominent. One does get a sense of age though, with notes of leather, wax (or polish) and marzipan rolling in behind the grainy aromas. All in all, it's a bit lighter and less "deep" than I would have liked. Still very nice, of course.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A slow starter: for a while, there's ... not much, then the wood and the sherry and the spices and the sense of old age all kick in at once, which is something to behold (a trumpet fanfare would fit nicely with this moment). Lovely acidity initially (more from the wood than the spirit, I'd wager) with a burst of exotic fruit (guava?), then an avalanche of mocha, dark chocolate, wood spices, cinnamon, cocoa powder, all enveloped in luscious grain sweetness.
      Stunning, especially after the somewhat underwhelming nose.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Creamy, slightly salty: creme de caramel au beurre salé. Loooooooooong, with less wood than you would imagine.

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/136057/blended-scotch-whisky-1980-eld

    I’m told the Elixir’s Jazz Trail moniker covers the more ‘jazzy’ spirits that the SMoS moniker does not. Namely blends, grains and the like. I’m also told Whisky Trail Vol. 4 may be teaspooned malt, possibly with another single malt.

    I’m trying this for Whiskybase member pippo g, who is now called Fudschafudscha [a beer-cap onomatopoeia perhaps?].

    N: With some fine ageing behind it, the profile begins with a fruity minerality. I also picked out hints of sherry-matured grain spirit with a touch of ash, thought it’s more likely char.
    T: Fruity ashy oaky spirit, sugary < barley sweet.
    F: Clean yet a little saline and [for me at least], more grain-like notes.
    C: Overall more simple than the nose would suggest, but it’s really good all the same.

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