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Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
178740
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
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
10 Mar 2021 10:16 am by KULTundGENUSS
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.69

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37 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for ElsBurn 2013

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. 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.

  2. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Madnes82 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Somehow very tasty, but doesn't have much to do with whisky for me. More like a good red wine with 50% alcohol.

  4. butt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Daren scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Elsburn
    2013/2021
    Italian Connection - 1st fill Amarone & Marsala
    55.5% - Kirsch Import Exclusive

    A new love seems to be sparking. After I used to devote myself reluctantly and shyly to the German distilleries, I have to admit that the hammer forge completely knocks me out of my socks. That's why there's the latest bottling for the Easter weekend.
    All I can say is: Amarone is Amore!

    Nose:
    The wine influence is dominant directly in the glass, which is why time and a little warmth should help my hand.
    Dream! Sticky toffee pudding meets a hint of cinnamon, maybe a little clove. The fruity components join in. Full-bodied prunes in a harmonious composition with syrup amarena cherries. Gradually, the nutty touch comes into its own. Roasted almonds flavored with cappuccino ... Great!
    I also have something flowery in my nose.
    On the whole, the glass shows off a fascinating interplay of woody-tart aromas and a compote refined with wine.

    Mouth:
    Cherry! And totally chocolaty, maybe something like chocolate raisins.
    A mix of honey and propolis appears.
    A fruity-tart experience with a delightful sweetness.
    The bitter notes are incredibly beautiful and go very well with the overall composition - coffee meets syrup.
    The Amarone in combination with the sweetness of the Marsala is simply a jackpot. Dark grapes stick to the palate.

    Departure:
    long, tangy, tangy finish with a sweet kiss.

    Conclusion:
    Sensational and once again proof that the hammer forge knows its trade. Bravo!

  6. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Simply nice to look at, nice to drink, nice to smell, nice as a whole!

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