Overall rating
86.90/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB166593
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Sherry, Madeira, Malaga, Port, Marsala
Casknumber
Batch 001
Number of bottles
2746
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1979
Barcode
4011542957000
Added on
01 oct 2020 3:59 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.72

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175 × in collection

Whisky reviews for ElsBurn Wayfare

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.90 points.

  1. Maltimizer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Balanced and nice
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nuts, nuts, nuts, dried fruits, dates, tobacco, sherry wood, little earthy, toffee, toated bread, nutmeg, hitn of acacia honey
    • Taste
      87 87
      Punchy, oily, acacia honey, pepper, toffee, nutty, sherry wood, subtle sweetness, dried fruits, dates, figs, tobacco, chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, woody, tobacco, spices, toffee, more chocolate - not bad

  4. neus007 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A hearty-sweet dessert whisky, in which I particularly liked the nose.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spicy, no, very spicy first contact, fruity with black cherries, blackberries and red, almost overripe grapes. Underneath, a slightly dirty aroma, tending towards cellar mold, suits the nose well.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy, spicy start, excellently integrated alcohol, nothing burns or tugs. Cellar mustiness of black cherries, dry wood, the fruity notes on the tongue not as overwhelmingly sweet as I would have expected from this barrel combination (Sherry, Madeira, Malaga, Port and Marsala). Raisins, plums, some leather.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the rather short finish dry with emerging menthol note. Now the suspected sweetness of fruit sets in, accompanied by almond chocolate and hazelnuts.

  6. Diodurus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  7. Leonis scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

  8. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Mild, chocolate, sherry, raisin, nut, some honey
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mild, raisin, lots of chocolate, some pepper, brownies
    • Finish
      89 89
      Chocolate, mild, becoming drier

  9. Drum scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another one from the hammer mill, which I like very much. It tolerates some water, which softens the cask strength a bit. Beautiful, sweet and tasty malt that leaves me a little enthusiastic.
    • Nose
      As expected, sweet, soft, mild and spicy. sultanas, sherry and rum-grape-nut chocolate,
      Jaffa biscuits, freshly cut wood, sweet pipe tobacco and vanilla. The smell is also reminiscent of fresh cake batter.
    • Taste
      The nose continues in the mouth. Sweet sultanas, chocolate and mon-cherie. Then some Herrenzimmer, pipe tobacco, prunes, pastries and nuts.
    • Finish
      Still the sweetness, pralines and then it gets a bit dry and marginally tart. Burning ginger spiciness with oak. After the medium-long finish, I still have an aftertaste, as if I had eaten a praline.

  10. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. martinseco scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

  12. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

      Colour:
      Light amber

      Nose:
      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!

  13. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  14. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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

  16. Ed Radour scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

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

  17. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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

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