M&H Elements

Overall rating
81.28/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB164295
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Bottled
28.06.2020
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Islay Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7290109230580
Added on
24 aug 2020 1:50 pm by brechtvds

Average value

€ 57.71

5 × in wishlist

96 × member ratings

110 × in collection

Whisky reviews for M&H Elements

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.28 points.

  1. KEngelaar scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Overall like a very young Islay whisky. It appears to me rather like a discounter whisky, i.e. rather cheap. I had hoped for more nuances.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Vanilla, chocolate, honey, toasted cask, gras and green tea. Almost no smoke. Slightly alcoholic. Like a very young Caol Ila.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Dry, sweet and green apple. Quite fresh.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Minimal smoke. Some toasted wood and sweet. Slightly alcoholic.

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  3. Wolf68 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    It is too difficult to find «peated» under alcoholic cover. So, «peated» there is a marketing ploy or scam?
    More like a scam for me.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. Kraddell scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Pours a darker golden. Scent is Smoother than the classic. Must say it doesn't really show the peat. Very soft and gentle. Perhaps a bit more raw, and less fruity than the classic - due to the peat I assume. Taste is smooth, alcohol seems less loud than the classic - in both taste as well as aroma. feels a bit oily. Peaty touch is recognizable, sure, but very mild - providing an earthyness, intensely pure (burtn) chocolate. Very narrow profile for a peated whisky - making me both like it more, but respect is less, than more outspoken peated whiskies. This is a bit forgeteable.

  7. Gil firth scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Green. Earthy. Feels like a 4-5 yo. I think the cask gave it some nice notes. Barely noticed the peated cask.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/12/spotlight-on-milk-honey-in-2022/

    On top of M&Hs ‘classic’ core, this ‘element’ contains 25% peated malt [spirit] aged in ex-bourbon casks and 25% matured in ex-Islay casks – specifically Laphroaig and Ardbeg.  

    N: With a red-wine sweetness, the subtlety of the smoke leaves the spirit more exposed.

    T: Smokier on the palate, the peated element combos are working well together.

    F: There’s certainly a ‘blended’ quality to this, but at 46%, it retains body/weight,… and a gluey chew with water. 

    C: Popular on the night, a nicely rounded cuvee-styled smoked whisky best not scrutinised too closely. Microscopes away, this is an excellent session dram, certainly.

  9. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Banzai scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    09.01.2022
    • Nose
      very light smoke, rather cold, a few herbs, lemon, apricot, very little peach, grain, honey, caramel, a little coconut, a few nuts
    • Taste
      Herbs, earth, grapefruit, a little bit of caramel in between, a few nuts, wood, a little bit of ash in the finish

  12. SmokeyRuhr scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82
      A thoroughly successful bottling. Nice delicate smoky note on the nose, which lies above fruity, minty, slightly perfumed notes.
      The smoke becomes slightly stronger in the mouth, the sweetness a little weaker. Ashy short finish.
      No alcohol noticeable.

  13. Martinesk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. MickMatrix scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  15. snaotheus scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Part of Flaviar's Whiskies of the Galaxy advent calendar.

    Whisky seems rough, harsh.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Fuel, maybe cinnamon or nutmeg, eventually some vanilla.
    • Taste
      75 75
      More fuel, identifiable as peatiness though not strong, more vanilla. Oily.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Long, slow, burn.

  16. Cipidos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Squinugie scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  19. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Islay Aviv

    This peated expression in the Element trilogy from Milk & Honey was not made from peated barley. It is in fact their Classic of which a part (41%) was matured on former Islay casks, married with (59%) bourbon cask matured malt. So I’m expecting the Classic with some salty, maritime and smoky elements.

    Pleasant and smoky nose on Granny Smith apples, lemon, pasty and some beach sand in the evening sun. Mind you: the peat is not in your face. The M&H DNA remains intact, but gets a nice smoky twist. It works fine. This is a good and interesting nose.

    On the palate, this translates to gooseberries, lime, apples and honey, but wrapped in a smoky jackets with a sweet and sour note of grapefruit and walnuts. It’s good, but cannot wholly fulfil the promise of the nose. But a nice panoply of spices: rosemary, caraway, nutmeg and a hint of aniseed.

    The finish is medium long and satisfying.

    This is by far the best I’ve tried from M&H so far. The fact that this is most likely due to the Islay casks is not a compliment, of course. But they are doing things right, growing and making progress in Tel Aviv. Thanks to Buds & Barrels for the sample.

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  21. tester1277 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very little smoke, sweet and fruity
    • Taste
      light, then a bit ashy, peppery, sweet
    • Finish
      very dry, stays in the mouth for a long time, furry

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  23. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Barbecue smoke, sorrel, green apples, lemon. Warm sand. Some shoe polish.
    • Taste
      Fireplace smoke, sour apple rings, rosemary, lemon thyme, some dry earth.

  24. Dutchdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Wood spice, vanilla, lime

    taste
    Sweet, spicy, nice smoke support, citrus flavors

    finish
    Medium length, sweetish, spicy

    On 9/3/22 from 83 to 84 almost to 85
    Cask Type: Ex-Islay whisky casks, bourbon casks, STR casks and virgin oak

  26. Fabian scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Young whisky and you can taste it.
    It promises a lot for the future with bottlings that have matured longer.
    The nose, taste and finish are somewhat "flat", I miss "body".

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