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Overall rating
92.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2012 - 2016
Bottled
02.2020
Casktype
PX Sherry Hogsheads & Octaves
Number of bottles
1073
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1941
Added on
11 Feb 2020 2:45 pm by derfranke
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 122,40

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3 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Emperor's Way Henry IV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.33 points

  1. BrunsWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    I call that a worthy successor.

    After the really convincing Pepin III, I thought that the Emperor's Way is similar to some films: first top, second solala, third good.

    But this is like Empire Strikes Back. Second part at the same level.

    Great fruity notes, butterscotch, good alcohol, strong but not sprittig, smoke, orange, really very, very fine.

    It's a shame that it costs a little more than the Pepin, but there's also 56.9% instead of 51.5% alcohol.

    Otherwise everything is done correctly:

    - limited special edition
    - detailed package insert
    - wooden box
    - Attractive design
    - Calculative age
    - a very nice barrel type

    Really great job. Some island distilleries could cut themselves two slices, even if these products were only available from 250+ euros.

    Follow-up purchase: Questionable because I stocked up with 3 bottles and 1073 bottles are finally finite. If there is still something in May, I would consider it very well.

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent quality that Elsburn delivered there.
    Even though he still lacks depth and complexity due to his very young age, he can score with intensity and character.
    • Nose
      91 91
      At first, dark fruits are noticeable, blackberries, forest berries, somewhat sweet forest honey. After some time, a subtle smoke but the fruit aromas settle. More like campfire and wood smoke.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dark fruit notes blend with sweet nut and tobacco notes, you can taste the juicy sherry barrel aromas and a subtle hint of smoke, slightly peppery, a little chestnut and chestnut. The alcohol involved it very well.
      A little water does no harm and increases the variety of aromas.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The aftertaste is intense and quite long. Sweet mixes with bitter oak tones and accompanying smoke.

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