Glen Els Double Port

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release 2014
Stated Age
04 years old
Tawny & Ruby Port Hogsheads & Firkins (50l)
Number of bottles
46.6 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
29 Sep 2014 4:54 pm by Heidjer

Average value

€ 59.95

7 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Els Double Port

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The Port flavors somewhat override the spirit, but for fans of heavy sweetness highly recommended.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Since the sweetness has a clear counterpoint, I do not feel it to be too sweet, the whole seems quite consistent. Great Port Bomb!
    • Nose
      What a portnote, which throws you around! Extremely juicy, red porridge with custard, also plenty of caramel and spices, cloves, sometimes one has the impression of having a good bourbon on the nose, so strong is the. Cake dough and some hay. And again and again these red fruits. Clear mint. Above all, there is a pleasant, delicate acidity, which makes the impression of the fruit even more realistic. Strong malt notes are also to be found. Warms up a strong chocolate note, chocolate-kish cake. Coffee comes up.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the fruity impression continues from the nose, this time, however, darker, along with much bitter chocolate and coffee. Despite the tart notes but still pleasantly sweet, pleasant, because it is just no sugar sweetness, and the tart notes set the necessary counterpoint. Oily and full. Delicate acidity also underlines the character here.
    • Finish
      Still ends up with tart chocolate, sweetened espresso and nuttiness, and is at least medium in length.

  3. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet. Cocoa. Milk chocolate. Cookie dough. Raspberry jelly. Vanilla. Christmas spices.
    • Taste
      Mild. Oily. Pickled dark fruits. Fruity acidity (cherries?). Cloves. Oak. Dark chocolate. Espresso.
    • Finish
      Long. Raspberries. Orange peel. Oak. Espresso. Dark chocolate.

  4. mds51 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, tannins, hints of fruit, glue notes
    • Taste
      Portnotes, seasoning, cherry, plum

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky for those with a sweet tooth, very sweet and fruity, I like it a lot, also because, despite all the sweetness, the basic taste of a whisky can be recognized. For all lovers of sweet whiskys.
    • Nose
      This is only my third Glen Els and yet I think the Brennereicharakter immediately recognize; very sweet, but even if this was made with non-smoked malt, I take something like burnt sugar; behind are juicy red fruits, plums, wild strawberries and raspberries; Ruby Port
    • Taste
      The fruits are more present than in the nose and also slightly sourer; Sour cherries; but the typical Glen Els sweetness is also present again, the alcohol is well integrated; the memory of a good rum comes up; Oak I search in vain
    • Finish
      Raspberry spirit, milk chocolate, sweetened strawberries; quite long

  6. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    No, it's a multivintage with barrels 4-7 years old (as the label says).

    The problem with this bottling is not the excellent barrels, nor the incredibly mild and "velvety" distillate with well-integrated alcohol (for me an important objective quality criterion), but the extreme sweetness that can outstrip your perception so much that all the subtleties no longer be felt.

    In that case, there is also the impression that it is no longer dealing with a barley brandy but with a fruit liqueur made from grapes.

    Once you get used to the sweetness, the flavors that are very well described in the previous article come out again.

    For me, this bottling is very difficult to assess due to the swirling, very different impression. My 80 points come from the phase when the opulent sweetness almost disgusted me. The times when I got used to it, the rating would have been much higher, for lovers who like this style, 87 or 88 points are normal and I can understand these much higher ratings as well.
    Who likes fruity-opulent and sweet malts, will love Glen Els!

  7. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Els is my first encounter with German SM. I am positively surprised.
    • Nose
      Sweet Port, dark and light fruit, cinnamon, cloves and lots of chocolate. Christmas spices, in the background forest honey, vanilla and orange peel. The alcohol cools the nose and adds a hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Oily and full, lots of sweet port and fruit, a pile of dark chocolate. Orangeat, again seasonings, this time more in the direction of oak and leather. Wow, really only 4 years?
    • Finish
      Mitellang, slightly dry with fruit and dark chocolate, some orange and honey, a hint of fruit teas.

  8. SteveW110 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The port is incredibly present and hard to beat in depth and volume!
    The name is actually program !!!


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?