Overall rating
88.53/100
votes
94
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

€ 126.82

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94 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Emperor's Way Henry the Lion

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.53 points.

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review:
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Drum scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Once again the Hammersmith has forged something that I really like. I needed some water to dilute it, because it was too strong for me on its own. I like these warm, heavy, sweet and woody notes.
    • Nose
      A heavy woody sweetness with - yes, I had to dig deep... a slight smokiness. I have the sherry clearly and dark dried fruits like raisins. There is a spiciness, as well as turnip greens, leather, tobacco and freshly sawn wood.
    • Taste
      The heavy sweetness continues, the beetroot mixed with marginal smoke notes, liquorice and tobacco. I have a slight tingling on my tongue and the Emperor's Way seems quite viscous and dry.
    • Finish
      Warm, dry oak, wood and tart notes come through. The feeling is slightly astringent and again a slight tingling. It gets oily at the end and the finish is quite long.

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts out very full and intense with dried fruits, a little Maggi, a trace of menthol and warm smoke.

    In the mouth it is still very round and fruity-spicy, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.

    In the finish there is a flood of smoke and chocolate, which are accompanied by dried fruits.
    Length: 6/10

    Overall great, intense malt that proves that German whisky can also smoke.

    Note 1-

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
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      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. odyssey0815 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I think he's great.
    Exactly my thing

  11. fnk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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

  13. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  15. ThorstenH scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Jeadrick scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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      90 90
    • Taste
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  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Islay1815 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    For me the best of the series!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  20. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Truly imperial!

    This Emperor's Way is also an absolutely flawless and fantastic Kaiser from the Harz Mountains.

    It has finesse, spice, power, fruit, sweetness and aftertaste.

    OA for 125 EUR with great equipment is okay, there are no compromises.

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