Glen Els 2008

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare & Special - Malaga
Stated Age
07 years old
Single Dulce Negro Malaga Cask
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 mar 2015 7:00 pm by Tallyortoby
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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36 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Els 2008

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.42 points.

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    From the smell I find the malt fine, old and set occurring, with the typical oak, dark fruit and leather notes. But on the palate and the finish comes on relatively strong "cough syrup feeling". Is a style of its own.
    • Nose
      Old, sweet, heavy, with oak and leather. Dark fruits, ripe plums, served as a plum roaster. Some herbs, marjoram. Something alcoholic.
    • Taste
      In the mouth and on the tongue makes cough syrup or Rumfeeling wide. But we're at whisky. Anyway, the malt comes very sweet in the first appearance, light tingling sets in relatively late - what I would have expected earlier because of the nose - and the oak and leather flavors are barely noticeable.
    • Finish
      In the finish the oak and leather tones appear again. But then again the syrup sweetness, enriched by delicate herbalism. I would describe the departure as short to medium; the nose has promised much more here.

  2. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of the best glen els I know
    • Nose
      Light alcohol comes through the intense nose, neatly built sugar that almost reminds of rum, there are raisins and a certain fruity note, set aromas of a mature sherry malt develop more and more, although on the other hand he gives me a not so old impression. But dates and leather can not be denied. I do not hear anything about wood. It remains somehow the association with rum that gets stronger and stronger the longer it is in the glass
    • Taste
      buttery soft and very sweet he runs full on the tongue. Again this brown sugar or sugar beets. As oily as it is in the glass, it is also in the taste.
    • Finish
      At no time he gives the feeling of a strong start, he runs oily soft and warming down the throat. In between, this fruity Rumrosine knocks again.

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A "whisky", which is very sweet and very dominated by the barrel. It lacks oak and any depth. But I can imagine why he is rated so well.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful Glen Els creamy and sweet, tasty and spicy, fruity and yet wooden, the Glen Els has many facets and slowly the hammer smithy develops to my favorite German distillery. A great whisky from a great barrel, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Deep dark copper shines in the glass, fruity grapes mix immediately after pouring spicy and sweet wood. Slightly burnt brown sugar breaks through a dominant but very pleasant alcohol. Tough and oily streaks stick almost endlessly to the glass wall, sweet and intense caramel exudes a wonderful creaminess. The alcohol is becoming increasingly intense, dried plums and dates are making their way through the alcohol. Orange peels and milk chocolate mix, fruity and sweet, the nose exudes a beguiling aroma. Only the high alcohol content disturbs a little.
    • Taste
      Unbelievably creamy and sweet the taste starts, grapes and dark berries come to light. Spicy wood explodes in the mouth and spreads a creamy and very pleasant sharpness. An intense hint of chocolate and spicy wood flavors play together, an intensive spice mixture now dominates the taste. Slowly, the spicy and creamy spiciness fades away and leaves a chocolaty leather note. Sweet caramel and butter biscuits turn into a fruity aroma. The sharpness increases again, pepper and spicy wood now heat the mouth.
    • Finish
      The alcohol is now very present again, the focus is slow. The pepper gradually recedes and a creamy chocolate note mixes with grapes and vanilla. An indefinable seasoning slowly turns into peel notes. A subtly sour fruit aroma remains.

  5. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet. Grapes. Plums. Brown sugar. Toffee. Vanilla cream. Milk chocolate. Distinct alcohol note.
    • Taste
      Mild. Sweet and fruity. Vanilla. Grapes. Green apple. Lemon peel. Butterscotch. Oily. Currant jelly. Some oak.
    • Finish
      Fruit and sweetness dominate. Grapes. Currants. Vanilla cream. After a while bittersweet chocolate. Cappuccino.


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