Overall rating
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
2019 Edition
Stated Age
21 years old
Refill Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
29 Nov 2019 8:59 am by Bindy80
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 226.61

37 × in wishlist

153 × member ratings

392 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Friday 21-year-old ElD

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.10 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very beautiful balanced whisky, from nose till finish it offers a lot of fruits, especially tropical fruits, with a little sweet note underneath. Very nice.
    • Nose
      Fruity, citrus, some tropical fruits as well. Also some clear floral notes. Some pear and a hint of sweetness, honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly strong, certainly not too strong. A lot of fruitiness again, citrus, tropical fruits, some peach. On the background a little of vanilla sweetness.
    • Finish
      Still pretty strong, again a lot of fruits, peach, citrus, tropical fruits. Pretty long finish.

  6. felixweizman scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very well done! You can tage a deep dive into complex aromas or just sip it away. I like drams that allow both. Really delicious and dangerously quaffable. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/06/29/whisky-aus-dem-tal/

  8. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Interestingly fruity dram from EID here, different but good.

    Review: https://youtu.be/wWLtyXfGR4U
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light, floral, then vanilla, custard, creamy sweetness. Exotic fruits, mango, pickled plums, melon, sawdust, and whipcream. Basically fruit salad with syrup and vanilla whipcream.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Good alcohol level, starts up quite sweet with mango syrup, vanilla, bit of oak, but good balance. Second chew adds pepper and spices, and it gets drier as well, with hints of tobacco leaves and dried oregano. Third chew brings some earthier, deeper notes, meat or umami. Overall sweetness is good, just a bit more dry. Quite peppery. Would be good to have a bit more complexity, but nothing wrong with the elements that are there.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Comes down slowly, still remnants of the fruity stuff, but also some bicuits and nuts. Melon lingers the longest of all the flavours.

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Just a wonderful whisky, light, summer, but rich, bright. The case when whisky is not enough in the sample ...
    • Nose
      91 91
      Lemons, vanilla, candy, sweet pastries, at the beginning a bright confectionery theme, a noticeable dessert, herbal tincture (liqueur), light minerality, white cherries, slightly sulfurous, caramel and milk iris in the foreground, exotic fruits background, cocoa notes, grungy, berries, a thick layer of dust in the room, library books. Light, but not simple, but deep aroma.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Salty sweet, cookies, vanilla, caramel, a little meat, juicy fruit, tropical, bright, candied fruit, citrus (grapefruit), pine needles.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, sweet, warming, noble wood, dryness, caramel, metal scale, grapefruit.


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