- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Italian Connection
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- First Fill Amarone, Marsala
- Number of bottles
- 55.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Exclusive 2021 Edition
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Kirsch Import
- Added on
- 10 Mar 2021 10:16 am by KULTundGENUSS
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Whisky Reviews for ElsBurn 2013
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points
- Friends of a sweet, liqueur-like whisky will love it ... :-)
- Dangerously tasty! Dark fruits with pipe tobacco and leather. Great whisky.
Full and sweet, dried fruits, plums and some cinnamon, vanilla, cherries, caramel, resinous notes, dark berries, pipe tobacco
Very sweet, voluminous, cherries, prunes, coffee, dark berries, oranges, some oak
Medium length with lots of fruit and coffee and cocoa, leather
- Delicious, delicious, this Elsburn. However, it is more of an intense liqueur than a win-win whisky.
But the barrels really leave their mark, you have to like that.
Opens only tentatively at first. Very sweet, slightly acidic, fruity like currants, oranges, prunes. Subtle wood notes noticeable before more and more tobacco and dark chocolate emerge. But everything remains subtle, but then quite harmonious.
The smell passes over seamlessly on the palate. Extremely fruity and very sweet. Amarena cherries, amaretto, everything more like syrup. Slight tingling in the mouth. Hardly any spiciness or spiciness noticeable. Rather soft and dignified. Many dark fruits stick to the palate like a liqueur.
Medium-long finish, a bit dry, cocoa, espresso and some tobacco linger.
- Tasted on 06-03-2021 in Baveno, Italy. Nearly undrinkable for me, way too sweet. Like a liquor with more ABV.
- A very complex, intense whisky with an interesting and rare barrel combination. A great nose with a lot of depth. It is worth playing with water.
What a complex nose when you have tamed the alcohol by adding water and the whisky is open. Currants, cherries, vanilla, nut caramel and spices.
Sweet, strong, complex and voluminous. The Marsala barrel dominates here, whereas the Amarone tends to predominate in the nose. But here, too, he starts the concert with clear cherry aromas that then merge into dark berries and plums of Marsala, some polish hints, leather, dark chocolate and tobacco round off the spicy side of the picture.
Long lasting and complex, the Marsala will continue to wear for a while. At the very end there is an ethereal freshness.
- With the "Elsburn Italian Connection", the Harz distillery has created a true masterpiece. Very complex, rich and powerful.
Rather subtle at the first smell. I would not have expected that with this color. I smell some dark fruit (black currant?), Heather notes, subtle wood tones. With a little water it opens again nicely. There are also raisins and dried fruits. Cocoa and slightly tart cigar aroma as well as honey aromas. A rather subtle, but balanced and pleasant whisky on the nose.
The taste is a real explosion at the first sip. So many taste nuances come out here that it is difficult to grab all of them at first. At first you can taste cake notes, later fruit notes. The black currant is present again, but this time more clearly. Nice, strong tart notes of cigar and wood alternate with pepper and cocoa tones. The whole thing is rounded off by the constant wine notes of red wine, sherry and port.
With the "Elsburn Italian Connection", the Harz distillery has created a true masterpiece. Very complex, rich and powerful, this is actually the best dram I've had in my glass so far this year.
- Nice aromatic drink which does even better after adding water. Leather, wax and forest honey in the nose. But tasting it instead of whisky one rather thinks of a fortified wine that has had some measures too much of alcohol. Any spirit character is being buried beneath the wine cask influence.