- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Edition 2019
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 24 Mar 2019 4:11 pm by Lorien
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Els The Journey
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points
- 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.
- 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.
The nose is shaped as the predecessor of fruity aromas (raisins, sweet berries, orange).
Caramel, forest honey, a few spices, chocolate and coffee.
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.
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).