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Peat & Sherry Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky ElD

Overall rating
87.12/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB146502
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
500
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060532806629
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
15 Jan 2020 11:41 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.91

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Whisky Reviews for Peat & Sherry Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky ElD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.12 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very young blended malt by Islay, Peat & Sherry late on the tongue and in the finish together. Delicious, but should have thrown a few more flavors on the tongue.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Starts with herbs and the smell of smoked trout, not even as sherry as the color suggests. Rather, the aromas that should represent the sherry barrel maturation - peat & sherry - remain discreetly in the background. A little bit of raisins there, a little dark chocolate there, but that's about it. Balanced, yes, but also a bit unspectacular.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Despite its 58.2%, it slides very comfortably and not too strongly on the tongue. Grape must, cold smoke, cold coffee grounds, fudge, nutmeg. Gets dry quickly.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively scarce. Peat & Sherry is what is left at the end, because the naming fits like a fist to the eye. Menthol, peppery, woody.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It really has something of the trinity of Säntis, that's a good sign now, I don't know exactly, with Säntis I still find it good at the first sip and then it sinks sharply from sip to sip, it is not here so intense and therefore not so penetrating and pleases longer. As for Säntis comparison.
    Detached from this, the malt is ok, easy to drink, but nothing more.
    • Nose
      A hint of barbecue suits you, interesting, not as expected, extremely greasy, barbecue smoke chips, a brief thought about the Säntis trinity comes up, but thank God evaporates again immediately ;-), plus a minty freshness, even not so smoky in the nose, behind it also clear sherry, as you'd expect, with dark fruits, juicy, chocolate, but definitely barbecue at first glance
      After the first sip more chocolate, a little fresher, better, not so focused on the barbecue
    • Taste
      yes here clear smoke, oily, also here the barbecue smoked bacon, raisins, cinnamon !, chocolate, here bittersweet, yes a lot of cinnamon, wow, that's really the most dominant note in the mouth, and now again the bacon aroma, oje has to start again think the trinity
    • Finish
      here drier mouthfeel, greasy, cinnamon, trinity (shit again), light smoke, it has decreased somewhat behind

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty young dominant NAS smoker! I didn't expect that ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  6. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      The spare ribs are sweetly marinated on the grill, menthol cigarettes are being smoked, the fire is glowing. Salmiak blows from the stable.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bitten on glowing charcoal - phew! Lemon oil.
      Then a lot of spice and smoking colts, uh, campfire logs,
    • Finish
      84 84
      OK, but not particularly exciting.

  7. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A young blended malt from Islay, which pleases by the interplay of smoke and sherry. But not very complex, as the aromas do not show depth. After adding water, the blended malt disintegrates more and more and only pungent, spicy and smoky aromas remain.

    I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/06/01/peat-sherry-2020-elements-of-islay/
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke on the nose, with BBQ and some peat. Lots of sherry with raisins and herbal candies, accompanied by some tar and a slightly maritime note.
    • Taste
      Powerful start on the palate with smoke, ashes, spicy wood fire and lots of chili spice. This is followed by sweet sherry, accompanied by raisins, dates, orange and spices such as cinnamon, marzipan and some oak.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting and warming with notes of smoke, sticky dark fruit, dark chocolate and subtle marzipan.

      With water: After the addition of water sweetish on the nose with lots of sherry, raisin and orange. All in all much more fruity with less smoke and peat aromas. On the palate, however, a completely different picture: very dry with lots of smoke, chili, cracked black pepper and cloves. Strongly warming and almost no sweet aromas perceptible. The finish is long, warming, spicy with slightly medicinal notes and lots of dry dark chocolate.

  8. redsnapper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Fine sherry tones in the nose and of course also clear peat smoke in connection with vanilla. It promises a lot.
    On the palate then distinct sweetness, no caramel, rather marshmallow / cream in connection with the musty peat not at all unpleasant.
    A long finish due to the smoke. But here comes the unpleasant, musty taste for me. Unfortunately, I don't like that.

    I then diluted with water (approx. 48-50 ABV%). Rubber in the nose ... hot car tires. Completely different, hardly dared to drink.
    The (sherry) sweetness was weaker, no comparison.
    The finish also shorter accordingly.

    Conclusion: a nice whiskey if you drink it pure. Don't dilute my thing. And at the price I can think of other bottlings that suit me more.

  9. grinface scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not as good as expected. For me, the sulfur turns out to be a bad note. I am usually not so vulnerable to it. Apart from that, there are of course exciting appeals, but in total that is unfortunately not enough. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/04/13/peat-sherry/

  10. svenske2015 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like that up-to-date 2020 sherry profile of this little series. In a head-to-head tasting I prefer this here, which I like for its phenolic notes covered with a bitter, bitter sweetness (or a bitter-sweet bitterness?), over the LMDW and the TWE bottling. Very well done!

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