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Overall rating
89.14/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
2019 Edition
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1800
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P/001188
Barcode
5060532807008
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
29 Nov 2019 8:59 am by Bindy80
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 189.00

34 × in wishlist

126 × member ratings

356 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Friday 21-year-old ElD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. galg33 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Quite fruity and light, with exotic fruit salad : Melon, Papaya , guava and mango, all sitting on a fluffy Crème Catalan base. Vanilla ice, icing sugar, white chocolate and apple peel. light and fragrant, not a lot of wood at all, but slightly waxy.

    Palate: If you thought the nose was fruity, wait for the palate : an avalanche of lovely fruits, with red grapefruit up front, and more of the exotics : mango, guava and quite some ripe pink lady apples which give way to a lot of spice as well with pepper, mint, and spicy cinnamon gum / ginger, and some polished oak.

    Finish: oak, apple pies, Crème Anglaise and cocoa.

    Conclusion: Excellent stuff, if you’re a fan of exotic fruit nose/ palate and light fruity / spicy profile, you’re in for a lot of fun. at under 80 quid this is a steal, and no wonder it is sold out. Excellent work there guys, whomever picked this cask, and at this price, I am glad i bought two.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Really good and my favourite of the three Black Friday releases so far. I’m a sucker for pink grapefruit, so maybe that’s why.
    • Nose
      Touches of lemon yoghurt as well as an assortment of other fruits. Mostly in the tropical region, but also some orchard fruit. Touches of meringue and cinnabuns, with a whiff of husks. Lovely balance.
    • Taste
      Oh yes, the fruit really stands out here. Creamy vanilla at first, but then a quick hit of pink grapefruit, as well as nectarines and mangos. There’s a tinge of white pepper, as well as marjoran, but also raw sugar. Really interesting… and good!
    • Finish
      More of the above. Medium in length.

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Pretty simple and too much on the plastic.

    I did not like it at all and I may have missed it when I see the other notes ...
    • Nose
      Nose curled enough in the rubber. White fruits and nuts. Almond, nuts, bread crumbs.
      Peanuts, wood and vanilla. White chocolate.
    • Taste
      On the palate it's milky. Fresh cream. Strawberry, plum, toasted almond, walnuts, coconut, leather, anise, wood. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      Finale on the yellow fruit, the rubber.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Good quality dram for a very good price, if you were able to get in at the price of admission. Not a total star because it's not very complex, to be honest.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Gentle. Sweet. Coconut vanilla cake. Strawberry bubble gum. Aloe. Jicama. Lotus root.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very sweet and fruity entry. Almost TOO sweet. Guava, sweet pears, lychees. Candied ginger. Raw peanuts. A bit of smoke. Swims quite well with water. Not very complex, but quite enjoyable. More superficial than deep though.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Tinned fruit juice, peppery finish. A hint of dryness. The oak gets louder at the end. Bitter pill and cardboard also unfortunately.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/old-rare-2020-young-old-old-old/

    C: Crisp fruity and oily with a clean/chiselled form and a chewy mouthfeel. Slender notes, excellent whisky [and a steal at £80].

  6. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Black Friday 21yo 2019 Speyside (Glenburgie) Distillery 53.1% by Elixir Distillers (ElD) for The Whisky Exchange
    (Refill Bourbon Hogsheads)
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    .
    It's true that the pre-Christmas Sale Race are behind us ???? but let's return to Black Friday, or rather to the limited edition whisky released for the third time on this occasion for The Whisky Exchange ???? A week after the memorable Friday, a great whisky landed in my glass !!! ???? Sweet ex-bourbon in the nose with an unimaginable palette of foresr fruits with blackberries in the foreground !! ???? Wow! ???? Very smooth, consistent and you can feel the style of an aged distillate. As if you could feel even older components of the distillate than the cover 21 years. There is waxiness, delicacy, a lot of warmth and sweetness. On the tongue very intense, sweet, slightly spicy peppers. For me a big YES! ???? Something like somebody gave us chocolate and didn't say it was chocolate with chili ???????? A very positive surprise for my tongue ???? Warming up from the very beginning. Generally delicate, sweet and pleasant spiciness. Finish quite long, sweet and warming. Overall a huge plus and a big Wow! ???? Great whisky! ???? You have to have such a bottle on your shelf On the tongue very intensely, sweetly, slightly spicy peppers !!! ????????
    .
    Well, so let's sing with Fred, Frank or Luis, as you only like ????????
    "Heaven, I'm in heaven,
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak,
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek "
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    .
    Note:
    7/10
    92/100

    ********************************************
    Black Friday 21yo 2019 Speyside (Glenburgie) Distillery 53.1% from Elixir Distillers (ElD) for The Whisky Exchange
    (Refill Bourbon Hogsheads)
    ????????????????
    .
    It is true that the pre-Christmas race races are behind us ???? but let's return to Black Friday, or rather to the limited edition whisky released for the third time on this occasion for The Whisky Exchange ???? A week after the memorable Friday, a great whisky landed in my glass !!! ???? Sweet ex-bourbon in the nose with an unimaginable palette of fruit foresters with blackberries in the foreground !! ???? Wow! ???? Very smooth, consistent and feel the atmosphere of an aged distillate. As if you could feel even older components of the distillate than the cover 21 years. There is waxiness, delicacy, a lot of warmth and sweetness. On the tongue, very intense, sweet, a bit spicy. For me very much yes! ???? Something like somebody gave us chocolate and did not say it was chocolate with chili ???????? A very positive surprise for my palate ???? Warming on the palate from the very beginning. Generally delicate, sweet and pleasant spiciness. Finish quite long, sweet and warming. Overall a huge plus and a big Wow! ???? Great whisky! ???? You have to have such a bottle in your shoulder oh yes !!! ????????
    .
    Well, let's sing with Fred, Frank or Luis as you like;)
    "Heaven, I'm in heaven,
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak,
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek "
    ????????????????????
    .
    Rating:
    7/10
    92/100
    .

  7. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Black Friday 21yo 2019 Speyside (Glenburgie) Distillery 53.1% by Elixir Distillers (ElD) for The Whisky Exchange
    (Refill Bourbon Hogsheads)
    ????????????????
    .
    It's true that the pre-Christmas Sale Race are behind us ???? but let's return to Black Friday, or rather to the limited edition whisky released for the third time on this occasion for The Whisky Exchange ???? A week after the memorable Friday, a great whisky landed in my glass !!! ???? Sweet ex-bourbon in the nose with an unimaginable palette of foresr fruits with blackberries in the foreground !! ???? Wow! ???? Very smooth, consistent and you can feel the style of an aged distillate. As if you could feel even older components of the distillate than the cover 21 years. There is waxiness, delicacy, a lot of warmth and sweetness. On the tongue very intense, sweet, slightly spicy peppers. For me a big YES! ???? Something like somebody gave us chocolate and didn't say it was chocolate with chili ???????? A very positive surprise for my tongue ???? Warming up from the very beginning. Generally delicate, sweet and pleasant spiciness. Finish quite long, sweet and warming. Overall a huge plus and a big Wow! ???? Great whisky! ???? You have to have such a bottle on your shelf On the tongue very intensely, sweetly, slightly spicy peppers !!! ????????
    .
    Well, so let's sing with Fred, Frank or Luis, as you only like ????????
    "Heaven, I'm in heaven,
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak,
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek "
    ????????????????????
    .
    Note:
    7/10
    92/100
    .
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/143732/black-friday-21-year-old-eld
    .
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    ********************************************
    Black Friday 21yo 2019 Speyside (Glenburgie) Distillery 53.1% from Elixir Distillers (ElD) for The Whisky Exchange
    (Refill Bourbon Hogsheads)
    ????????????????
    .
    It is true that the pre-Christmas race races are behind us ???? but let's get our thoughts back to Black Friday, or rather to the limited edition whisky released for the third time on this occasion for The Whisky Exchange ???? A week after the memorable Friday, a great whisky landed in my glass !!! ???? Sweet ex-bourbon in the nose with an unimaginable palette of fruit foresters with blackberries in the foreground !! ???? Wow! ???? Very smooth, consistent and feel the atmosphere of an aged distillate. As if you could feel even older components of the distillate than the cover 21 years. There is waxiness, delicacy, a lot of warmth and sweetness. On the tongue, very intense, sweet, a bit spicy. For me very much yes! ???? Something like somebody gave us chocolate and did not say it was chocolate with chili ???????? A very positive surprise for my palate ???? Warming up from the very beginning. Generally delicate, sweet and pleasant spiciness. Finish quite long, sweet and warming. Overall a huge plus and a big Wow! ???? Great whisky! ???? You have to have such a bottle in your shoulder oh yes !!! ????????
    .
    Well, let's sing with Fred, Frank or Luis as you like;)
    "Heaven, I'm in heaven,
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak,
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek "
    ????????????????????
    .
    Rating:
    7/10
    92/100
    .
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/143732/black-friday-21-year-old-eld
    .
    #speyside #glenburgie #thewhiskyexchange #elixirdestillers
    #blackfriday #ilovemydram
    .
    https://www.facebook.com/ilovemydram/
    https://www.instagram.com/ilovemydram

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Day 3 of Lockdown - 20th March - A Black Friday indeed. I asked my mom to list down 5 most important item that she would buy in case of emergency. She chosen (1) Rice (2) Canned food (3) Oil (4) Biscuit (5) Meats. I am so glad that Toilet Paper never on her shopping list despite I keep reminded her of this item.

    N- Bag of oaks with vanilla, lots of floral, liquorice and juicy strength, chocolate chips with distant woodsheds. Feinty come along with honey, beehive and natural farm-y nuances. The wood seems raw at times, but well sphereed with cedar, cigar box and spices. (87/21)

    P- Creamy, elegant, bitter citrus, herb-y with tinge of sweet floral and mint. Pine sap, dense forest of green, scents of natures. Tobacco, cinnamon. (88/22)

    F- Medium-long, herbal tones continue throughout with ginger infused Italian Almond tea. Soft dryness, spicy, warming and comforting. (90/22)

    B/B- 88/22

    Weighted Rate- 87pt

    Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-4, Pt-0, Ft-3, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2
    • Nose
      N- Bag of oaks with vanilla, lots of floral, liquorice and juicy strength, chocolate chips with distant woodsheds. Feinty come along with honey, beehive and natural farm-y nuances. The wood seems raw at times, but well sphereed with cedar, cigar box and spices. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Creamy, elegant, bitter citrus, herb-y with tinge of sweet floral and mint. Pine sap, dense forest of green, scents of natures. Tobacco, cinnamon. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, herbal tones continue throughout with ginger infused Italian Almond tea. Soft dryness, spicy, warming and comforting. (90/22)

      B/B- 88/22

      Weighted Rate- 87pt

      Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-4, Pt-0, Ft-3, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2

  9. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      A delicate nose: floral, sweet with honey, apples and pears, grainy, some vanilla, galia melon, guave, lemon drops, meringue and a little cinnamon.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vanilla, honey, apple, pear, lychee, some lemon and grapefruit. Some bitter and dusty wood spices with ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length: vanilla, honey and delicate fresh fruit notes, ending with drying, dusty and peppery oak wood.

  10. Reluktanzmotor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Pure fruit bun. No weaknesses. Super tasty and for what it does, the price (nowadays) is very reasonable. Full recommendation.

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