Glen Els Impair

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 69.60

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

  1. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    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?
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat better than the colleague from the Portfass (Pair), but unfortunately it lacks in intensity.
    • Nose
      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,
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91


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