The Alrik 4 Seasons - Distillery Exclusive

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Quarter Cask
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
350 ml
Bottle code
Germany Germany
Added on
21 feb 2021 8:57 pm by Sleinn nam Ffoh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.75

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14 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Alrik 4 Seasons - Distillery Exclusive

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.27 points.

  1. peatjens scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The second bottle from the pack of four in the Hercynian Distilling Co. 4 Seasons Box. Is there another increase to be expected compared to the first bottle?
    It contains the single malts: ELSBURN, WILLOWBURN, THE ALRIK and EMPEROR'S WAY.
    • Nose
      93 93
      I am greeted by a smell like opening a can of paint containing turpentine. The journey continues through a metal door to a smokehouse. The smoke transports a few resinous aromas that are accompanied by a spiciness and thus lead to the heavy sherry notes. Dried fruits and a vanilla sweetness play around the nose and end in the smell of caramel cubes and toffee candies.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Here the Alrik worked best for me without adding water. Starting with a little sharpness at the tip of the tongue, it develops a few bitter aromas and shows its smokiness.
      The transition to the finish is brilliant.
    • Finish
      95 95
      After the great nose, the finish is one of the most pleasant for me that I know. All the previous impressions pass me by again. Extremely intense, long and warming.
      From the sweet sherry aromas, the specific smoke to the peppery fiery alcohol notes and still very nice and round.

      Conclusion: the Alrik actually managed to inspire me again after the ElsBurn. It is not about the motto to put something on top again, but to present yourself in your own way. Brilliant!

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  3. Mictian scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Absolutely excellent drink for 100€

  4. whisky666 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Last but not least "The Alrik"....a worthy representative of its kind.
    In conclusion, one can say that the "Four Seasons" is a successful bottling series!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. peatjens scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    On the website of the distillery, each bottle from the four seasons set had its own note on the flavors. Here is the extract for the Alrik, which stands for autumn:

    Color (not colored):
    Mahogany, forest honey

    The main aromas (not chill-filtered):
    bitter chocolate
    Smoked sausage

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A worthy representative of the Alrik series. I'm guessing here is Oloroso Sherry. The syrupy sweetness is perfectly accompanied by the typical wood smoke as well as leather, antique furniture and nut nougat. Gigantic finish.

  7. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I think the whole box is a really great idea with 4 really fantastic malts.

    The Alrik is a very typical handfilled Alrik, in the style of the one released in 2018.

    Beautiful greasy smoke meets rich, oily raisins and fine tangerines. In addition, caramel, cake, toffee candy.

    And a really nice label.

    The average price of 100 EUR / 0.7 l is not cheap, of course, but still within the limits of what you are used to from the Harz region.


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