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Peat & Sherry Cask Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky ElD

Overall rating
88.89/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
180070
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2021
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1400
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060532809866
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
30 Mar 2021 4:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.62

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Whisky Reviews for Peat & Sherry Cask Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.89 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For correction only:

    I have no idea where the 90 euros mentioned in the comments come from, which supposedly have to be paid for this bottling ...
    It is an individual problem to feed the traders who take such prices.

    The filling is / was initially available for 69.90 euros!

  2. Captain Teague did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    No rating just a thought: The Last one was around 50 EUR now they charge up to 90 EUR or let it be 80 nevermind for .5 ltr whilst it's very lovely ' white brother' is 40... are you kidding me? It's a NAS blend but yes it has colour - racism finally turned around in one industry.

  3. Glenjasper scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Wow! This is my whiskey, smoke sherry, ham, reminiscent of a Lediag. And there is only one blended malt. But what a one. Was by far the best whiskey that evening, although single cask bottlings from Mortlach, Lediag and Dalhuaine were against it.

    For the price of 70.00 EUR for a 0.5 l bottle, not exactly free, but still within the limit.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Great sherry and wood flavors. The sweetness of dark ripe berries comes through. At first you think of cherry, but then blackberry comes through. The smoke is always present but subtly in the background. It has to be like that.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Smoky ham is noticeable in the mouth. But the sweetness of the blackberry is still there. Sherry notes with a pinch of oak come through.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is not forever, but it is very long. The sweet fruit aromas combine with smoke and bacon. Almost like a three-course menu. Light oak soaked in sherry appears at the end.

  4. McLarsen scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    ... forget Octomore ... liquid ham with sherry ... everything fits perfectly (if you like that) ... nice and strong too ....

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An overall nice blend that is probably young (but not annoying). Not overly complex but still tasty. A good choice for friends of greasy and pleasantly tarry “dirty” notes in combination with a nice fruity sweetness. The alcohol is dangerously well integrated.

    (Rating: ★★★★)
    • Nose
      87 87
      greasy-smoky after smokehouse; Beach fire; sweet sherry notes; dark berries; Wood wort; Smoker cold with water and slightly tarry ashy notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong and spicy; Smoked ham; ashy smoke; tarry notes; maritime; plus sweet sherry flavors; Berry; some liquorice; Oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to long and warming; spicy; Smoked bacon; sweet sherry notes; Oak; tarry-ashy-smoky

  6. voodoochile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well it is not very well balanced. The peat and the sherry clearly don't mix in this bottling. This one did not meet my taste.
    • Nose
      Sherry with wood and smoke of ashes.
    • Taste
      Well there is the Sherry and on the other side there is the peat. Not much more.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky

  7. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A little disappointing for the price. Reminiscent of Classic of Islay, which, however, costs a third of it.

    But that reminds me of Classic of Islay. I was expecting a teaspooned Caol Ila, but it's more like a teaspooned lagavulin. Mainly because of the iodine note, which a Caol Ila does not have. The fruits that are just still there are also different, in other words: more exotic. Overall, however, the nose is very, very dry with little fruit, a lot of wood and a lot of iodine.

    It looks a bit better in the mouth than the nose suggests, but still not in a way that would justify the price. In addition to what I noticed in the nose, there is also heavily smoked ham, ash and asphalt.

    Finish: dry, long, furry, with iodine, even with Lugol's solution.

    Conclusion: This is not the big hit. Either that or I'm too spoiled.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Bene37 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: heavy and oily, dark fruits in syrup, greasy, some leather, some smoke, a little iodine

    Palate: oily and heavy, dark fruits in syrup, greasy, some leather, light iodine, light ash

    Finish: smoky, warm, dark fruits in syrup, greasy, some leather, lasts a long time

    Overall view: it is good - heavy and oily, fully aromatic, something for the peat & sherry nerds. It keeps what the name promises. 88/100 or 7/10

  9. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Shop info:

    "This Islay essence captures a limited available bottling - in connection with wonderful sherry notes. Peat & Sherry Cask is a composition selected by Kirsch Import exclusively for Germany from three first fill sherry hogsheads in which the peaty Elements-of-Islay -Standard Peat matured, from which the Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey flowed in only 1,400 bottles. When the cork pops, the dram reveals strong smoky notes in connection with dark, sweet berries, liquorice and grain notes as well as lingering sherry sweetness.

    Nose: campfire smoke, smoker and sooty notes, then intense sherry aromas with dark grapes and berries.

    Palate: Maritime notes with sweet berries, plus liquorice and some oak.

    Finish: Long-lasting with grain notes, spice and mouth-filling smoke that gives way to the sweetness of the sherry. "

    Issue price in April 2021: EUR 70-75;

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