Glen Els The Journey

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Edition 2019
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Mar 2019 4:49 pm by Lorien

Average value

€ 52,10

2 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Els The Journey

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points

  1. Egge scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity and full, orange, raisins, coffee, milk with honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      A little flatter in taste than in the nose. In addition to the above flavors there is a slightly nutty note.
    • Finish
      80 80
      I find the finish short and unspectacular. Too bad for me, not completely round.

  2. craide scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Glen Els The Journey WID: 128008
    Abv. 43%, NCF, Sherry, Madeira, Port, Malaga, and many more.
    Nose: thick fruitiness and spiciness with a decent portion of sweetness without being sticky, blindly I would have typed in a lot of sherry influence, ripe peaches, or rather peach peels, milk chocolate, nectarines, very barrely
    Taste: Here comes the sweetness, almost like from a Sauternes barrel, dark candied fruit and Turkish honey, yellow plums, a very fine and weak spiciness, very complacent, but also barrel-weighted and not balanced enough, which helps on the one hand young whisky complicating matters unfortunately the complexity
    Departure: coffee chocolates, pancakes with maple syrup, a little metallic youth, here you can tell him his age, also the length of the finish is quite limited, but there is indeed the next sip
    Conclusion: I like it as much as possible and compared to other German whiskys, the colleague can be seen here. Pluses for the honest presentation and the just too dangerous drinking. Unfortunately, the comrade from the barrels a bit overloaded and therefore I can not find anything Brenn Brennaracter, but this could also be due to my few Glen Els I have tried. Complexity is not his strength either. I still like him.

  5. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Journey is for me the Glen Els with the highest "everyday fitness", for example when I just want to pour guests a whisky.
    He is neither like a Scot, nor an Irishman, traveling between these two worlds, which I think is very nice, because both countries have really enough and good whisky!
    The whole thing underlaid with a good barrel management and it will be a good malt.

    Value for money is in my opinion good and justified, especially if you look at how the Harz produces whisky: 100% manual labor from malt to the bottle.
    For the "will-always-cheaper-generation", this whisky will probably never be something, but it does not seem to be made for that.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is shaped as the predecessor of fruity aromas (raisins, sweet berries, orange).
      Caramel, forest honey, a few spices, chocolate and coffee.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Also, the taste is pretty accurate to what the nose promises.
      Only pushes in the taste of a fine nutty malt, which does not want to reveal the nose.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish I would describe at most with mid-length, here you can tell him the 43% vol. because the finish is shorter than the 48% Distillers Cut (which I like a bit better). Still nothing unpleasant, scratchy or any miss notes.

      In summary, this malt (especially the 2019 edition) is and will remain one of my everyday life favorites (alongside Aberlour 15, Tomatin 14 and Glen Allachie 12).

  6. Lorien scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84


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