Glen Els Triple Port

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special 2017 Release
Stated Age
04 years old
Tawny & Ruby Port Hogsheads & Firkins
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Jul 2017 12:10 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 69.50

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47 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Els Triple Port

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.07 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting. Quite good. The character of the distillery can be recognized blindly. 85 points.
    • Nose
      At first nutty, chocolatey and dark fruity. The fruits soon become lighter. The alcohol begs something, but that changes quickly. Red fruits, wild berries.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and herbal. A subtle adhesive association. Red fruits, artificial vanilla. Tannins in the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Tannins. Sweet.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The Glen Els starts with a harmonious interplay of fruity-floral aromas and chocolate-spicy notes. Alcohol content of nearly 50% is initially noticeable with a subtle cooling in the nose, but overall well integrated. Plenty of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries & cherries), vanilla pods, caramel sweets, honey and floral notes form the sweet and gentle part. On the rather heavy flavors side I register chocolate, nuts and spicy oak notes.
    • Taste
      Oily and soft, the malt presents in the mouth. Thanks to the cask strength, a strong aroma transport sets in, which causes a slight tingle on the tip of the tongue. Sweet, red fruits (strawberries & cherries) and chocolate dominate the taste in the beginning. Vanilla, caramel, forest honey and juicy oranges join. The chocolaty notes turn slightly nutty and tend towards a delicate bitterness and set the foundation for the finish with spicy oak notes. Despite the young age, I am surprised how harmoniously and balanced the taste profile presents itself.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Silky soft and warming on the palate, the malt says goodbye with a last batch of red fruits and plenty of chocolate. The fine honey sweetness with a little vanilla is a nice contrast to the more spicy oak notes. A touch of dryness arises.

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well done, Glen Els!
    • Nose
      Caramel, vanilla, honey, grapes, slightly musty, sweet, berry compote, spicy, flower meadow, delicate lime aroma in the background, hazelnut chocolate, some oak spice
    • Taste
      Lots of chocolate, dark and grape nut, with berry compote and honey, caramel sweets and creamy vanilla pudding, sweet but not too sweet
    • Finish
      pleasantly warming, gentle, the chocolate and the honey stay quite long, paired with a subtle spiciness

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen). Link to pages: https: //www.hammerschmiede-spirituosen . ... ls-whisky / Whisky Glen Els is definitely worth the attention. According to whiskybase, it has the highest rating of all outlets all over Germany. The Hammerschmiede distillery, where Glen Els (and also Alrik) are made, is located in the Harz Mountains. For example, gin, herbal liqueurs or fruit spirits are also produced. It is clear from the name of the whisky that it matures in three different barrels after port, aging is 4-8 years old, whiskybase is of course 4 yo.
    • Nose
      First sniffing ... and I'm excited. This is the ultimate luxury of barrels after the port. Specifically, they are Ruby Port Hogsheads, Tawny Port Hogsheads, and Ruby Port Firkins. So beautiful and at the same time strong smell of port I have not seen any whisky yet. Sweet spices, milk chocolate, raisins, flavored acacia, touch of red wine, Belgian pralines, milk caramels, cinnamon, cloves. There is plenty, the aroma is excellent. I'm almost afraid to drink so something does not go wrong. (95 b)
    • Taste
      No, he did not come, this whisky tastes like it smells, which is just a bomb. Maybe I'll repeat, but I'll just summarize my notes. Strong effect of candied spice, milk chocolate, raisins, pralines, milk caramels. One small reproach perhaps, the weakness is quite a short touch. This is perhaps the only tiny frog in beauty. (93 b)
    • Finish
      This is a sensation for me, I did not expect anything like that. I still sort of summarize both the smell and the taste that this top whisky reminds me of rum in its overall speech, I would say that Dos Maderas 5 + 5. I think that the supporters of the rum should also be interested.

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    mhhh - probably a Portfinisch - probably a not too old Portmalt - one of the few that I like better on the palate than in the nose, very very tasty and delicious - has something.
    • Nose
      oily at first, sweet, oak, herbs, teriyaki sauce, a certain youth
    • Taste
      beautiful fresh fruity sweet and sour balance, light grapes, mouthwash, mint, beautiful old barrel notes, mushrooms, old cellar, Camembert,
    • Finish
      fruity, sour, tingling, delicate herbs with beautiful spicy oak

  8. Fabio2 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    @ microfish: seriously? 20 points ?? I hope the moderators also remove this rating from the calculation of the average (as with the other part of this barrel - WB # 98014)

  9. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This Glen Els is not bad, but not the crown of whisky creation. I really like the soft and the round at this Glen Els. I do not find the alcohol disturbing, the young age you do not really notice. However, the porting is almost too dominant for me. This is absolutely central to this bottling. That's probably what it's meant to be, and it's advertised exactly, so you do not really have to complain about it. My personal taste of whisky is not 100%.
    • Nose
      Intensive and full. The alcohol provides a neat aroma, but it is not intrusive. You could almost say that you hardly smell alcohol. The port barrels beat it right through: berry and sweet. I also have a direct association with blackberry, with raspberry added later with a little vanilla. In the background, the Triple Port is also a bit musty. Erdiger Keller comes to my mind, this smell I know otherwise from Glenrothes. So I guess I would have tapped Scotch blindly.
    • Taste
      Also very mild here. Alcohol almost does not get through. Oily and full of whisky in the mouth. Sweet Port goes straight to the tongue. Berries, red fruits with a little vanilla. After some time (15 seconds and more) comes a very slight tingle, the alcohol shows a very small piece. But not uncomfortable. However, I miss the "more". A pretty sweet single malt, the port barrels iron almost everything away. The finish is a light acid.
    • Finish
      Here is the sweet finally something in the background. For that comes a woody-bitter note. Amazing for this age! However, I find that it is not a balanced note, but rather comes through the "mallet" maturity, somehow this part seems unbalanced and forced. In addition, the acid remains in the mouth and even represents the end of the finish, I do not like so much ...!

  10. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88


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