Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
04 years old
Sherry, Madeira, Malaga, Port, Marsala
Batch 001
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Oct 2020 3:59 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.01

21 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

135 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for ElsBurn Wayfare

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.93 points

  1. bikenerd did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It starts again: German whisky is dipped into wet barrels at +/- 4 years and rated with over 90 points. - BRAVO!

  2. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall well balanced and straightforward, somewhat one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Walnut, Maggi seasoning, wanilla wafers, dark rum, Christmas fir, polished leather, paraffin. Somewhat lively and pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherry, polish, wood, vanilla, fine rubber note. Creamy oily for a medium body
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry, polish, rum. Balanced, sweet, bitter with a medium-long finish.

  3. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Favorite of the "standard" range!

    This year's Wayfare has such great fruitiness, beautiful oak, fine chocolate, espresso, vanilla.

    A fantastic all-rounder, especially with 1-2 drops of water

  4. martinseco scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The distillery states that the (regional) barley malt used is 95% regular and 5% woodsmoked. The smoked portion may affect the overall composition - I can't smell or taste it. The barrel types include 50% Sherry Hogsheads plus 50% Port, Marsala, Malaga, Grand Cru Claret. A colorful mix of southern and sweet wines.

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The surprise of the evening. Totally crazy.
    • Nose
      Notes from an online blind tasting.

      Light amber

      I fell in love with the first nose. A smell of sauerbraten, just like my papa made it, pours out of the glass. Awesome. Really meaty and sour. Bay leaves, dumplings too. Which are thickly covered with dark sauce. Some cabbage and toasted breadcrumbs. Stock cubes and oil-smeared leather.
    • Taste
      Meaty start. Thick, dark gravy with sour cherries. Game meat. Also partly doughy in taste. More juniper berries here.
      With the second sip, more workshop. Oil and filter coffee. Wet tobacco and leather. Dirty blueberries and burnt flavors.
    • Finish
      Long and dirty. Just too cool!

  6. Maltimizer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This bottling also convinced me again. For me the best German whisky by far!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Round, relatively simple, but no missing notes whatsoever. Honey-sweet, red-fruity, some tobacco and leather, clear notes of sherry
    • Taste
      92 92
      Rum-grape-nut chocolate at its best! Mild, jammy, plums and cherries, slightly dry, creamy coffee with milk and some red pepper.
      The distillery character is very evident.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, still sweet with a little spice, a little pepper, cherries and white coffee

  7. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  9. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85


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