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Overall rating
86.41/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB178740
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Italian Connection
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
First Fill Amarone, Marsala
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Exclusive 2021 Edition
Bottle code
L2012
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
10 Mar 2021 10:16 am by KULTundGENUSS
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 81.58

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58 × member ratings

142 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for ElsBurn 2013

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.41 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Friends of a sweet, liqueur-like whisky will love it ... :-)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Vale46 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Dangerously tasty! Dark fruits with pipe tobacco and leather. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Full and sweet, dried fruits, plums and some cinnamon, vanilla, cherries, caramel, resinous notes, dark berries, pipe tobacco
    • Taste
      Very sweet, voluminous, cherries, prunes, coffee, dark berries, oranges, some oak
    • Finish
      Medium length with lots of fruit and coffee and cocoa, leather

  3. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, a bit dry, cocoa, espresso and some tobacco linger.

  4. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. lenaherbie scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-03-2021 in Baveno, Italy. Nearly undrinkable for me, way too sweet. Like a liquor with more ABV.

  7. RJKrueger scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long lasting and complex, the Marsala will continue to wear for a while. At the very end there is an ethereal freshness.

  8. stefan_PB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With the "Elsburn Italian Connection", the Harz distillery has created a true masterpiece. Very complex, rich and powerful.
    • Nose
      86 86
      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.
    • Taste
      90 90
      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.
    • Finish
      90 90
      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.

  9. Saltmark scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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.

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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