ElsBurn 2013

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Exclusive Edition
Stated Age
06 years old
Malaga Hogsheads
535, 536, 537, 538
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 jan 2020 12:20 pm by Hercynian_Distilling
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 90.91

6 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for ElsBurn 2013

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.28 points.

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Successful bottling, which - like many Elsburn - is very pleasant, intense and easy to drink.
    He still lacks some complexity and depth, otherwise I would have liked to have been able to assign 90 P.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful mineral barrel aromas immediately appear in the nose, accompanied by marzipan, chocolate and honey sweetness in the background. Chestnuts / chestnuts indicate the character of the distillate. Brazil nut and dates follow.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nutty, chocolatey, initially followed by a woven fruitiness and sweetness. The barrels left a very individual aroma, which I find very pleasant. The alcohol is super integrated and the distillate is creamy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The aftertaste is medium long and rather sweet and of chestnut or nutty nature than oak. A little dryness and a minimally alcoholic note can be felt.

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    ... plesant matured, jung but komplex and tasty ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great malt. Intense dark fruit aromas.
    Very nicely done.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted over a period of 3 months, fading very slightly towards the end.
    Allow a lot of time, a reduction to 48-50% can also be tolerated very well.
    Otherwise, see Gogopro52, whose impressions and comments I fully share.
    In addition, I would like to emphasize the well-integrated oak spiciness in the finish
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. JimJaws scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-26-2020 in Oberstaufen.

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - a really good and tasty German whisky
    - special selection of barrels but the relatively young age is still more noticeable than with its predecessor (Malaga 2011/2018)
    - Despite many good properties (small edition, special barrels, no dye, attractive packaging,...) one should also on the
    stay carpet,
    - in view of the many Scottish "grenades" 90 points and more are quite high for this bottling
    • Nose
      intense, dark fruits, intense fruity sweetness, very soft, balanced, grapes, red berries, peach,
    • Taste
      oW: voluminous, intensive attack, strong, oppressive fruit notes, despite the high % it is still really drinkable neat

      mW: intensely charged fruit notes, old grapes, old wood, red berries
    • Finish
      long powerful finish
      very long, intense aftertaste

  10. Tito6312 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

  11. Tito6312 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

  12. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Here we have a very, very tasty and dangerously drinkable malt.

    Despite the Malaga storage, this malt is not as overly sweet as many other Malaga casks from the Harz region, which I like very much, according to the Emperor's Way and many handfilleds.

    On the one hand I was looking forward to the nice and thick rosy sweetness, but on the other hand I was surprised that in addition to a fine raisin note, great other fruit notes played with my palate in this malt.

    Banana, pineapple, beautiful raisin, white currant, caramel, oak, cinnamon bark, chocolate, cappucino, heart, what more could you want.

    This is really a nice bottling that is perfectly ripe.

    The price of 89 euros is my mn. completely justified, because the product brings:

    - Original bottling
    - only one (exceptional) barrel type
    - Age statement
    - Vintage
    - Bottlingdate
    - Wooden box

    If the product came from a Scottish distillery (and I don't see any shortcomings in quality or taste here), it would be more expensive.

    I accessed twice and am even considering taking a bottle with me on my next visit.

    Unfortunately, the malt didn't come out in 2017, so "only" 91 points ... you get more demanding :-)


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