Overall rating
81.33/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB151461
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Edition 2020
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Fortified Wine Casks
Casknumber
L1935
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
20 ml 350 ml 700 ml
Barcode
4011542907005
Added on
12 mar 2020 9:26 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.62

10 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky reviews for ElsBurn The Journey

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.33 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose and the finish are very nice and compensate for the weakness on the tongue. I like those musty and sweet roasted notes.

    Edit: I'm liking it more and more, those roasty, sweet and nutty flavors are lovely.
    • Nose
      A deep, musty and nutty-woody sweetness. In addition, some wood smoke with roasted chestnuts and Christmas spices.
    • Taste
      Sweet and woody, with plum jam, sherry or other sweet wines that I can't quite believe. Quite thin on the tongue. A few herbal sweets with tart forest honey with raisins and then wine aromas with caramelized nuts come through.
    • Finish
      Warm and malty, with wood, forest honey and mild in the mouth and throat. The muff is back with nuts and syrup... maple syrup! The finish is quite long and oily at the end.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 14 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. hs305 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    [November 2022] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...which I would not call a malt whisky at all given this disappointing and strange profile. This rather tastes like a simple sweet liqueur with an unpleasant drying mouthfeel (plastics). Sorry, but I have to use the spittoon.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Makes a rather unround impression and is not my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Overripe blackberries and blueberries, raisins, sulphurised figs. It even gives the impression of being a little smoky on the nose.
      yeast dough, malt. The notes from the fortified wine casks are very, very evident.
    • Taste
      79 79
      A slightly rotten note, very dry. Raisin bread, figs, dates, grapes. Then there are spices that can't really be classified, at least they stand next to the other aromas and don't form any connection.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short. Otherwise not really worth mentioning.

  5. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Thatch scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    seems inharmonious, almost unbalanced. Malty notes that somehow act out of harmony with the rest and don't support it. Unfortunately not my taste, a friend found it much better. Maybe next time he'll do better.

  7. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good German entry-level paint
    • Nose
      Ripe red and dark fruits, spices, caramel, cream candies
    • Taste
      Fruity, spices, oak, hints of marzipan, bread dough followed by bitter almonds
    • Finish
      Medium length with an astringent sweetness

  8. Hlektrion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. riegerjonas scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    2021-08-22: seems a bit boring to me
    • Nose
      78 78
      not very intense, plum, very lightly roasted nuts, an underlying alcoholic note, some acidity, little fruit, rather tart
    • Taste
      77 77
      slight sweetness, some pepper, little acidity, fig
    • Finish
      77 77

  11. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slightly musty, nuts, old wood, spices, bitter orange, orange peel, a few roasted aromas, very light sulfur, very dark honey, burnt caramel
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, nuts, lime, some wood, some pepper

  12. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Walnuts, strong nut bread, fresh hay, dark wholemeal bread, very dark, tart chocolate, roasted wood, a little sweet wood polish, fresh Mediterranean bread dough, boiled down red fruits, walnut ice cream with candied walnut pieces.

      Strong, dark roasted and cereal aromas.

      An incredibly interesting and exciting aroma!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet spices. The strong wholemeal note remains, but becomes sweeter and lighter. Liquid marzipan, sweet and spicy bread dough. Strong, moist nut bread with candied almonds.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slight, youthful and somewhat alcoholic notes spread. Still very pleasant and slightly sweet. Somewhat reminiscent of a grain whisky. Somewhat floral, a pleasant sweetness remains in the mouth.

  13. jkswift scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Maltimizer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      I like the nose a lot! Lovely sweet wine, red fruits, honey sweetness, slightly herbal, some oak, really round!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mild and round, sugary sweetness, orange peel, vanilla, some oak, light smoke in the background
    • Finish
      83 83
      Relatively short, sweet and fruity, a bit bitter, maybe mocha...

  15. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Since the PLV always plays a role in the rating, there are 90 points for this malt.

    First fill southern wine barrels, wonderfully mild and round, a classic from the Harz that is always open to me.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login