Glen Els Botschafter 2014

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry, Port, Moscatel, Marsala & Grand Cru
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2014 11:13 am by Kaltduscher

Average value

€ 79.93

8 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Els Botschafter 2014

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.96 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Open, dry, leapfrog of wine shades, apricots, mangoes, a few grassy tones, dry treated wood, light smoke, a little chalk, a cigar (tobacco leaf), lemon zest, raisins, fat prunes.
    • Taste
      Sharp, sweet with berry sourness, oily, a little smoke-peaty notes, a variety of wine derivatives, tart and spicy oak, fried nuts, suitable bitterness - cranberries, viburnum.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, tart, sweet and sour berry - black currant, cranberries; oak bitterness, prunes.

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First, a load of alcohol, hm for my nose is too much, because I find not much else than sweetie. So add water, diluted to about 50% by volume: then mango, mirabelles, spring blossom honey, vanilla, apricot jam, nutty, kräutrig, and something sour is also there, so in the direction of grapefruit
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet, fully ripe apricot, very delicate ginger, milk chocolate, hints of musty fruit, caramel
    • Finish
      pleasantly warm, chocolaty, sweet, relatively long

  3. yggr scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Incredibly sweet, almost overloaded with aromas from the Moscatel / Marsala ripening.
    Apricot and orange marmalade without end, vanilla, honey, hazelnuts and a touch of espresso.
    Wood Smoked? Can not I taste it?
    Very long, creamy finish, always small taste explosions ... beautiful!

    I'm really no Moscatel or Marsala fan.
    This bottling here, however, requires respect.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Egge scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Ohne Wasser: Mango und Aprikose wechseln sich ab, dann leicht Orange. Später auch zarte Süße und ein wenig Kräuter.

      Mit Wasser: Frischer, zusätzlich etwas Nuss (Haselnuss?) und Vanille.
    • Taste
      Ohne Wasser: Voll und fruchtig. Deutlicher Alkohol, cremig.

      Mit Wasser: Viel fruchtiger und süßer, aber nach wie vor "schwer". Es kommt leichte Haselnussschokolade dazu.
    • Finish
      Ohne Wasser: Lang und kraftvoll. Die Kräuter treten hervor, ein wenig Eiche - weniger fruchtig.

      Mit Wasser: Nach wie vor recht lang, aber weniger energisch: Süßer, Vanille, zurückhaltende Haselnussschokolade und etwas Frucht.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apricot, tobacco, toffee, orange, hay, apple, mango and smoke. With water also hazelnut and eventually a whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Apricot, toffee, peat smoke, cigar leaves, hazelnut, mango, vanilla and milk chocolate. With water more caramel and less smoke.
    • Finish
      Toffee, apple, cigar, cherry, apricot, mango and smoke.

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    wow, very tasty, structurally a typical Glen Els, seldom seen so nicely integrated alcohol, you can play with water, but it absolutely must not
    • Nose
      First, fresh citrus notes rise in the nose, then a slight sweetness, as of marzipan, behind it hide field and meadows with herbal notes, vanilla, after a long smell comes out some smoke, light malt with flower honey, after the first sip of hazelnut chocolate is also to be found clearly in the nose
    • Taste
      creamy, pure chocolate, slightly acid, sweet and fruity. also something nutty, the alcohol is very well integrated, no trace of smoke
    • Finish
      Over time, some oak comes out, the taste of chocolate with whole hazelnuts is preserved for a very long time

  7. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Without water: strong. Spicy. Bacon. Barbeque. Citrus fruits. Campfire smoke. Floral notes. Mediterranean herbs. With water: the whisky becomes fresher. Sweet and sour notes of mango, citrus and vanilla. Behind it oak and earthy notes.
    • Taste
      Without water: strong. Full-bodied. Fruity. Mango. Distinct alcohol note. With water: Fruity and sweeter.
    • Finish
      Without water: long and strong. Malt. Oak. Some smoke. Earthy notes. With water: long. Vanilla. The oak is more prominent. Some chocolate.


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