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M&H Elements

Overall rating
82.72/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB161054
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon, Oloroso & PX
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
00500092 19/04
Barcode
7290109230573
Added on
26 Jun 2020 5:43 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.51

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90 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for M&H Elements

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.72 points

  1. Fabian scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A young whisky and you can taste it.
    Promising for the future with longer matured bottlings.
    Taste: vanilla, yellow fruit, honey and I taste something of Lakritz.

  2. galg33 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Milk & Honey Elements series (Peated, Red Wine, Sherry cask)
    AUGUST 16, 2020GAL GRANOV 0

    Elements
    Not long ago M&H distillery, based in Tel-Aviv Israel (very close to where I leave – Israel is not that big) have released 3 new expressions in their “Elements” line of produts. This follows the “Classic” which was released earlier this year. The Elements is part of M&H core range of single malt whiskies aged more than 3 years, as opposed to earlier editions of “young single malt” they have released before they have enough aged stock. It’s always nice to see a young distillery start producing core range whiskies, especially a distillery I am following very closely like M&H.

    In order to launch the Elements In Israel the guys at M&H organized a nice Zoom tasting (sign O’ the times) led by Tomer Goren (master distiller), Tal Chotiner (Export Manager). In the Zoom tasting we tasted all 3 new Elements expressions, and of course the “Classic” which is the baseline..

    M&H Classic , 46% abv , ₪200
    This is the first official commercial expression from the distillery. The whisky was aged in Ex-Bourbon and ex-Wine cask (STR).

    Nose: The nose needs time to open, you should give it a few minutes in the glass, as initial nosing is a bit harsh, but after 5-8 minutes, it really tones down revealing nice vanilla notes, some citrus peel, soft oak, and a mild fruitiness, maybe red berries (there are some STR wine casks in the vatting so that is not surprising). all in all very mellow, and well-composed.

    Palate: easy drinking with a light-ish body, still on the same vanilla, wood, sweet barley sugars, oak, and a hint of pepper/ginger that adds a nice touch, getting dry towards the finish.

    Finish: Short and sweet with more dry wood, spice, bitter chocolate, and char.

    Conclusion : A nice entry level young whisky, it does not suffer from the maladies of youth , and clearly well blended. At 200 ILS it’s well priced as well.

    Score: 80/100
    On we go to the first ‘Element’ – the sherry cask. The whisky was aged in KOSHER sherry casks which were specially made for the distillery in Jerez, Spain, and supervised by a Rabbi as to attest to their Kosher (these are the first kosher certificate casks in the world!) The whisky is aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-Sherry casks which are both PX / Oloroso, as well as STR wine casks and ex-bourbon.

    Nose: Nice sweet entry with quite a bit of red fruit, sultanas, and dry figs, oaky notes add to the balance, as well as some citrus zest – some lemon and also a dash of ripe blood orange. sour wine vinegar and almonds, and maybe a hint of marzipan, chocolate, and caramel.

    Palate: Nice body, with good sherry sweetness, more of the red fruit, and again the sultana and dried fruit – but this is not a sherry bomb, a nice balance of the dried fruit, chocolate and the fresh sour-ish fruit (cherries), toasted oak.

    Finish: Medium with a very nice chocolate-y touch, more oak, and sweet wine tannin, then drying.

    Conclusion : If you’re looking for a sherry bomb – look elsewhere. The sherry is dominant, but it is nicely balanced by the STR casks and ex-bourbon which add to a sour, woody sweet caramel notes. Very good balance in this one – good blending.

  3. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: grape must, solvent, nutmeg, sweet paprika, torta espana, golden biscuits, toasted hazelnuts and nashi pear, crystallised violets, stewed quince and marzipan
    Palate: stem ginger in syrup, dark brown sugar, semisweet chocolate
    Finish: blood orange juice and lebkuchen, throat lozenges and plum skins

    With water
    Nose: liquorice and icing sugar, fenugreek and Palmolive handsoap, streusel applecake
    Palate: sugar plums and bitter orange
    Finish: ginger parkin and caramel shards, roasted peaches

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sweet & Sour

    Milk & Honey launched the Elements Trilogy in 2020. The first one I’ll try is the Sherry which – as the name suggests – matured on oloroso and PX casks, while a part of bourbon matured malt was also added. The preparation of the casks was done under the watchful eye of a Rabbi to make sure they are kosher. M&H uses the world’s first kosher casks for their whisky.

    While the basic whisky (Classic) is recognizable, this one is upholstered with red fruit, sultanas and figs as well as some blood oranges. Walnuts with a hint of wine vinegar. Unfortunately there is also an off-note in the nose that – luckily just for a moment – reminds me of sewage. No idea where that came from.

    Good body. The influence of the sherry is rather limited, I must say. I taste mostly the Classic with just a bit of ‘sherry sauce’ if you know what I mean. Lots of spices like nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Midpalate it becomes sweeter and I suddenly also get some cherries. That makes up for a lot.

    The finish is very pleasant, medium long and sweet & sour.

    This one improved. Dubious nose, okay palate and good finish. Around 60 EUR. Thanks to Buds & Barrels for the sample.

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. tester1277 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      dark fruits
    • Taste
      takes a while, but then the salivation starts, heavy, berry
    • Finish
      peppery, dry

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apricots, raisins, honey, hazelnuts. Some banana and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Plums, raisins, caramel. Marzipan, nougat, a little pepper. Milk chocolate, grape seeds.

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