Glen Els 05-year-old Noir

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Casino 2015 Edition
Stated Age
05 years old
1st-Fill PX & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
45.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Germany Germany
Added on
29 nov 2015 11:38 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 79.58

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44 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Els 05-year-old Noir

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.60 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: dark amber / mahogany (without dye)

    - a great Glen Els as you know it from the old days
    - super tasty, very intense fruit aroma and with the 46%
    ideal to drink
    - is quite expensive at 70€ for a relatively young German whisky,
    but it's also really good quality!
    - If you can still get it at a good price, definitely grab it. However, it is not worth more than 100€ if you want to drink it...
    • Nose
      86 86
      intense, sweet, juicy, dark fruits, berries, strong sweet sherry nose, very great fruity first impression
    • Taste
      87 87
      As in the smell, the taste is very intense and aromatic, very fruity, soft, voluminous attack, sweet fruits, intense sherry character, subtle oak, honey
    • Finish
      86 86
      long soft finish ;
      long sweet fruity aftertaste

  2. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Hm, I like it very, very good, especially the coconut note, which pervades me through the whole experience from nose to finish, it has done to me. Great malt
    • Nose
      after some time in the glass (which he needs, initially comes a lot of alcohol in the nose): Coconut, I had never seen so clearly, smoke, raisins, espresso
    • Taste
      Again, the association of coconut and dark berries overtake me again. Caramel and some smoke, nice creamy and gentle in the mouth, first sweet and then comes the coffee and the dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Sweet coconut with fruits (orange and raisins) in combination with black coffee and dark chocolate.

  4. Egge scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      The alcohol is very much in the foreground and needs something until it flies.
      Then spicy. The smoke is clearly noticeable and in the overall picture it is reminiscent of a Kaffeerösterei.
      A few herbs are also to smell. Very restless and somehow not balanced.
    • Taste
      Creamy and very gentle. That this is a Glen Els, you can taste it. First nuts and some smoke. Slight notes of red berries.
      Then take over black pepper, which makes itself clearly noticeable on the tongue.
      The coffee in the aroma then on the tongue very strong. Deep black coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium. The coffee continues, it comes to men's chocolate. In conclusion, light sherry notes and subtly fruity.

  5. JohannesB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky has its strengths clearly in the taste and the finish, in the aroma it is not quite as rounded. Here is a bit to feel the youth, but otherwise is not noticeable by any Fehlnoten.
    • Nose
      Similar to the rouge, the noir also presents itself at the beginning a bit closed and slightly alcoholic. With some time it opens and the alcohol note disappears. The malt is then very spicy and the smoke is more pronounced than the rouge. Raisins in dark chocolate, roasted coffee, smoked ham and nutmeg. Behind it are herbal notes and clear oak cargo, as well as subtle sulfur from the sherry casks. Even with a lot of time, no real harmony in the glass wants to set. The flavors are, considered in isolation, nicely developed - but do not give a "big picture".
    • Taste
      Pleasantly creamy and soft - the typical Glen Els mouthfeel. Hazelnuts, dark berries, caramel and some smoke at the beginning. Then it gets spicier with pepper, ginger and nutmeg again. A very strong espresso closes the impression in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The medium-length finish starts with dark chocolate, espresso macchiato and bitter orange. A nutty sweetness quickly takes the lead and presents pleasant sherry aromas of raisins, dark berries, caramel fine spices.

  6. Smitty64 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      71 71


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