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Overall rating
89.10/100
votes
176
Whiskybase ID
143732
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

€ 230.37

36 × in wishlist

176 × member ratings

403 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Friday 21-year-old ElD

27 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. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  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. sagara-kun scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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.

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Abadon05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice drinkable and tasty.
    Vanilla, caramel, lots of sour apple rings (those from Trolli). You can feel the alcohol a bit in the nose, but it is well integrated in the taste. You don't notice anything and he doesn't need water either.

  8. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a terrific malt, intense, fresh and fruity without rough edges
    • Nose
      91 91
      fresh and very fruity of lemons, lychee, papaya, candied apples with vanilla cream, hay, sunflower seeds, ice meringue and a touch of fresh pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy and dangerously tasty, lots of lemon, granulated sugar, shortbread biscuits and again a basket filled with exotic fruits and a hint of ginger
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-length memories of exotic fruits and fresh sage remain

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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