Blended Malt Older Than Old EL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Eiling Lim (EL)
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
19.06.15 15/06090
Added on
06 dec 2015 3:33 pm by Cipidos

Average value

€ 109.48

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Whisky reviews for Blended Malt Older Than Old EL

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.44 points.

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One I have tried on several occasions. I have always enjoyed it. It’s actually a whisky I would pour for anyone. I would actually question anyone who says this is bad. The price and contents are the only real debate.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Rum and raisin, dunnage, dusty, creamy, vanilla ice cream, soft allspice
    • Taste
      90 90
      Buttery, mouthcoating, more rum and raisin ice cream, all spice, soft old oak.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, mouthcoating, peaches stewed in turbinado sugar, soft ginger, barrel smoke, earthen. Great balance. Wonderful finish.

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  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dirty gold

      When I open the sample, I get a delicate, fine smoke note. It starts well.
      The first thing I find in the glass itself is an adhesive note. Then dry wood and some wood wax. Then a dusty, old aroma prevails. Followed by brown sugar and orange. I also think I smell some cinnamon. In addition dried fruit and a light perfume note. If the colleague gets some time in the glass, the roasted aromas will prevail. For me it has something of toasted bread with butter. More floral aromas and yeast dough now come from the background. A hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then this flag smoke prevails. Add a pinch of ginger hotness. Again this impression of dry wood and nutty bitterness. The sweetness takes a back seat. The taste of the fruit goes more in the fermented direction. Tastes better than the nose promised. Apricots, some peach and sour plums. There is also a slightly berry taste. Just like some liquorice.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Spicy with set sweetness. Then it gets butterier.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful blend with clear age notes, ripe, candied fruit and root vegetables, leather, the oak is present without being slain, waxy, honey, hints of sherry. But still a rather elegant malt, which unfortunately does not reveal its age on the label, but nevertheless shows here.

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I recommend to those opening a new bottle, finish it in a month. My bottle half full left is out of alcohol, just regular juice. Completely oxidized.

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. asmazda scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Definitely not outstanding, and doesn't taste older than old!  The bottler hypes this up way too much, but the price is reasonable.  It's young and old fighting with each other, and the young wins!  But regardless, I still enjoyed drinking it it because it's like a chameleon with many different sides.  My guess is it is a blended malt of polarizing styles, including sherry, smoke/peat, and of course old and young.

  8. lukeboone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Bottle half empty. From memory, was more fruity on the nose at the opening, and more focused sherry. We still find some characteristic markers. In any case it's very good. Especially in the mouth and final for me.
    • Nose
      Nose melted enough. Cereal and a lot of honey. A little paint and solvent. We then open on a good dose of leather, and a little wood. Then only arrive some fruits, apricots and orange in mind. A very light veil of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, much more fruity, with red fruits adding to those of the nose. A good dose of salt. Spices (cinnamon) and always leather and wood chips.
    • Finish
      Final moderately long, which is really old whiskey. Dust, sherry (red fruits, leather, wood)

  10. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Open up with refine sherry fruits of prunes, ripe plum and dried
    hawthorns. Well integrated caramel sweetness with hint of mineral,
    saline and earthiness. Pleasant and mellow.

    P- Delicious sweet spice, dark fruits and dried peels, light peppery emerge at the tail, medium texture. F- Medium, silky smooth and complex. Drifts of monk fruit and
    herbal notes with citrus zest. Restrained spiciness coating. Pleasant
    heat of ginger at the back of throat, warming.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  12. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Eiling Lim's official tasting notes:

    It contains Old Highland and Speyside
    malts from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s that are vatted together in a
    sherry cask to produce a smooth and old-style whisky lingering

    Colour: Deep Golden

    On the nose: A soft touch
    of oloroso sherry, honey, warm toasted brioche, fresh, fine leather,
    warm cooked fruits, eucalyptus, soft hints of nutmeg, chrysanthemum,
    fine aged malt, aromas are well interwoven, almost no alcohol detected
    in the nose.

    On the palate: It starts with a very smooth and
    gentle sweetness, and then the spiciness kicks in, fine soft oak, gentle
    oloroso dryness, balanced whisky that tempts you to take a second glass
    with a lingering finish.


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