Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Casks
Stated Age
10 years old
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2020 9:51 pm by jurgenvandewalle

Average value

€ 79.28

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Whisky Reviews for A Speyside Distillery 2010 ElD

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. Squinugie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottled by Elixir Distillers who also own The Whisky Exchange
    and they list the bottle for sale under Macallan so little doubt where this comes from.

  2. Captain Teague scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starts sweet, honey, raisins, crème brulle , sweet fruits strawberry, ( after the first sip I had some cherry in the nose) raspberry...some eucalyptus/menthol

    T/D/ great consistency ...starts sweet again,sweet cherry ,crème brulle again (mix of burnt caramel, vanilla and cream), some other fruit I cannot define atm fresh banana maybe...then the oak pops in (definitely European) gingery, pepper, Kakao.. fruits coming back slight sour fruits now ...

    F: getting dryer..Oak, Kakao, almonds, ginger/pepper, menthol ..medium to long

    A nice IB Mac...ok you don't know for sure but the profile fits and it definitly resembles the 'Ruby' (last Mac I had recently) just not so settled and intense on the dark cherry side / definitely more intense in the oak notes on the palate . My guess would be that these stronger oak notes are the reason for Edrington to sell these Mac** or whatever casks - good for us ;) ... Overall still round and balanced nice cask selection no matter what it is...Takes some drops of water / brings out some nuttiness and overall more sour profile. I Start with 88 but it has potential upwards in my book.

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What can I say ... I don't know if it's a Macallan. Actually, it doesn't matter. Because it's just delicious and that's definitely a category that always works.
    For my taste, a clear candidate for purchase. If you have a short finish, you can immediately remedy the situation if you drink quickly. : D
    • Nose

      Uiihh ... it starts nicely. A sweet note of wax greets me first. Also a flag of smoke. Sugared raisins, dates and hints of vineyard peach. A bit of furniture polish and damp wood. Herbs are at the start, but are currently subject to the sweetness. The longer I smell it, the more cinnamon comes through. Partly like Big Red chewing gum. I'll leave it ...
      With a little time in the glass, some fresh leather will open up. Sour cherries and chocolate. The colleague smells sour now, from the fruit. Blackberries. With candied orange slices and some aniseed.
      I like it very much.
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy start. A little bit of chilli heat and that spark of smoke again. Tastes very thick, meaty. Waxed leather and some olive oil. A mineral taste joins it and brings a slight dryness with it. That dry touch always reminds me
      strong on tea. In this case, blackberry - cherry. With the second sip, the cinnamon comes back. In connection with gingerbread spice. Now also more in the direction of plum and yeast dough. This wax aroma remains subtle, always with it.
      Delicious part.
    • Finish
      Rather short. But nice and creamy with a subtle bitterness. Before it ends syrupy and sweet. This flag of smoke lingers at the very end, very pleasantly in the mouth.

  4. Marcel74 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A small batch bottling of three sherry butts from a secret Speyside distillery. (Macallan) Distilled in 2010 and aged for ten years until 2020 before Elixir Distillers chose to bottle this package of barrels at 48%.
    • Nose
      Rum and raisin ice cream, served with pecan pie and crisp caramel. Aromas of caramelized plums and freshly baked red currant scones mingle with the freshness of crunchy paper.
    • Taste
      Clove and mince pies, with a dusting of icing sugar, greet us in the mouth. Boiled fruitcake drizzled with acacia honey fills the senses. This is then accompanied by dried cranberries and licorice and mint tea.
    • Finish
      : Warming and sweet intense: allspice, agave syrup and dates. Echoes of velvet falernum and almond extract rest in the back of the palate.

  5. grum1987 scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Bought this off the back of previous Whiskybase reviews. Sadly left wondering what all the excitement is about.

    I'm sorry but this is not excellent whisky, it's a push to even call it good whisky.

    Oak oak oak and not much else - I struggle to believe this is even sherry wood. Noting that the label never mentions wood type, I'm left suspecting this is something aggressive like STR's. Lots of colour, lots of oak, a bit of vanilla and chocolate, not much else.

    What distillery is it? Who knows, the astringent oak masks it.

    Poor show.

  6. marcusjang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Apparently from the Big M. Comparing this with the Macallan Edition No. 4, I'm finding more commonalities than not - especially in the finish with the tannins. The youth is still there, but that's not always a bad thing.
    • Nose
      Berries, plums, apple peel, watermelon, cinnamon, slightly bready, some caramel
    • Taste
      Apple peel, berry jam, cocoa powder, cinnamon, slight leather, milk-like texture
    • Finish
      Residual berries, nice tannins, chocolate ganache, some cocoa powder, just above average in length

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Collegiate scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Definitely punches above the 48% abv. Sweetness and confectionery on the nose. On the palette I get a big,,bold youthful sherry heading into the strong red fruits territory. Supposedly a Macallan, however I’m not drinking this thinking that their distillery imprint is all over this one. Doesn’t matter much though as it is an enjoyable sipper.

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 21 19 20 80

    modern sherry, just for a drink ride, but no more ...


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