Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail Vol. 4 - Jazz Series
Stated Age
38 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 7:28 pm by Totoro

Average value

€ 234.54

27 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1980 ElD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.91 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. Bosi scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    A really successful whiskey and definitely an alternative to single malts of the same age, especially when it comes to the PLV. Well-composed blended malts or blends can definitely hold a candle to comparable single malts.
    • Nose
      A great nose that shows that time cannot be replaced. A lesson for many sherry finishes with very active casks. Leather polish, full oak notes meet dark chocolate with cherries, spices and liquorice.
      The overall impression is earthy, sometimes a little tea and tobacco are added. The grain is hardly noticeable.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is full, but not too oily. The taste is a bit more fruity than the nose with raisins and oranges. There is also marzipan, a light mineral note, a touch of acidity and a lot of mocha. The grain comes through in tips.
    • Finish
      The finish is subtle, but very long. The sweet and coffee-like notes linger, while the acid tingles a little on the tip of the tongue.

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

    the initial price was around 230€

  4. Mankut scored this whisky 90 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.

  5. JungleDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Gris scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Notes from whiskynotes.be:

    Nose: nicely rounded and full of sherry goodness. Tobacco leaves, red berries, raisins and orange liqueurs. Dried apricots. Wild honey and toffee. Hints of eucalyptus, soft spice and old tea. Nice hints of cognac as well.

    Mouth: the wood influence comes out more, with a slightly tropical tartness (pink grapefruit) alongside cinnamon and star anise. Almonds and walnuts. Also raisins and oranges, mint and touches of leather.

    Finish: quite long, taking the minty notes further, with fruit tea and berry jam in the background.


  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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