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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB172427
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2012 - 2016
Bottled
2020
Casktype
PX & Palo Cortado Sherry Hogsheads & Octaves
Number of bottles
1180
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1997
Added on
17 Dec 2020 11:48 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 124.81

22 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

175 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Emperor's Way Henry the Lion

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. SKE scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Yeah right, those great reviews of the Emperors releases, many in the 90++ area made me curious. So i got myself a sample of this one. And well what can i say... It is smooth, it is definitely really nice for a german (lets say non-scottish) destillery and if we are honest here... Those typically tend to suck. In this case, this spirit is refreshingly drinkable but if you compare it to the real deal, which you have too, we are still talking about whisky, it is nothing to rave about. So id end up with an honest 83. My guess/fear is that many of those 90+ ratings are part of a questionable marketing campaign, maybe even flippers

  2. RJKrueger scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully spicy-sweet, slightly smoky single malt that blows away the winter misery, for a cozy evening by the fireplace. Before that there was a saddle of venison with blueberry sauce, spaetzle and root vegetables. Very balanced, creamy and oily. Hammerschmiede whiskys are getting better and better.
    • Nose
      It appears very expressive and complex, with a lot of dried fruits, dates, cherries, ground nuts, caramel, tobacco and a leathery note of wood smoke. Everything is harmoniously and creamy interwoven.
    • Taste
      With a powerful, massive start, clearly spicier notes, but still oily and creamy. Sweet, strongly reduced syrup with raisins, dates and dried and candied fruits. In addition, wood smoke, oak, leather, tobacco and espresso with dark cocoa.
    • Finish
      Very long-lasting potpourri of sweet and spicy-smoky notes. Wonderful for an enjoyable winter evening.

  3. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, spicy, smoky and that in a balanced and really excellent way.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dates and figs, pipe tobacco, light peat smoke, then blackberries and nutty and leathery aromas, very complex.
      With water it opens up clearly, smoky-putrid fruit components and mineral spice appear.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The start is strong, with a fruity and a slightly peppery note, the texture is creamy and the alcohol is well integrated. Light fruit, sweetness and dryness spread in the mouth.
      A little water is good for him; In the mouth, the full aromas unfold with sweet dates, tobacco leaves, overripe grapes, raisins, forest honey and fine chocolate.
      Quite profound for his age.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, slightly peppery and smoky elements combine with harmonious oak bitterness, subtle dryness and bitter fruity elements.

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. odyssey0815 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I think he's great.
    Exactly my thing

  7. fnk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Smoky sherry barrel. Strong with character! Peculiar! I will not say that I was directly hooked, but the quality is felt!

  8. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. ThorstenH scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A few drops of water are a must. 3 points less without water.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

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