- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Casino 2016 Edition
- 2008 - 2011
- Rich Moscatel Barrique Matured
- Number of bottles
- 45.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 May 2016 6:37 pm by OpenBar_PMI
2 × in wishlist
30 × member ratings
64 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glen Els Impair
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.46 points
- So you can drink it because the sweetness and Glen El's character are strong enough to stand up to the barrel, especially if you cool it a bit, but delicious is something else. You can almost taste the mold in the barrel, but I'm sure that the barrel was not moldy and it's just an association. My first outage at Glen Els, too bad! Did he maybe cork?
At first heavy and sweet with a touch of cucumber glass, which disappeared after a few moments. Dark syrup and dried fruit as well as a distinct red wine note. Even with service life, the red wine remains very present, slightly sour, with honey, almonds, dark chocolate and spices. The sour cucumbers come in waves again and again, I feel this note here as disturbing, especially because they dominate more and more. Warmed, this note goes back a bit and it looks sweeter and heavier. Carnations are now clearly present. I like it much better.
Phew, stale wine and old cask still come before the sweet, tenacious honey. Dark chocolate and back the barrel is getting stronger. The barrel looks old and a bit musty. With lowered temperature, this note is almost absent, it is now generally lighter.
In the finish, the sweetness is quickly gone and what remains is the moldy old barrel, in a weakened form, unfortunately, even when the whisky is chilled.
- Somewhat better than the colleague from the Portfass (Pair), but unfortunately it lacks in intensity.
Spicy honey sweetness, yellow fruit, mirabelle plums, ripe peach, also a bit towards grapefruit, even a bit sourish, omnipresent dry spice, cloves, almonds, a hint of dark chocolate,
As always very creamy start, a little spicy in the direction of pine resin, sweet, yellow fruit, quite pleasant, espresso, dark, could be a bit more intense
in the back, the fruit becomes sour, on the palate continues sweet and fruity, the deciding percentages are missing in the finish, rather unspectacular and subdued
- Grand Moscatel Bottling.
Since this is a full maturation, the notes of the Moscatel barrels (compared to the market-wide often more bad than right finishings) are very present, but still do not overlap the distillate.
Fresh light grapes, fine balanced spicy notes, white chocolate, a little black tea, toffee, caramel ...
All in all a great bottling, of which I am glad to have more than just a bottle!