"What this whisky does show is that there are some very good whiskies coming out of the lesser known Scottish distilleries and Glen Ord is one of those 'hidden gems'."www.whiskyforeveryone.com, 2012
Best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water.
A comforting, warming Highland malt.
Hints of melon and summer citrus fruit, revealing firm waxy notes and rich floral aromas. Spices develop into appetising cinnamon and ginger-spiced biscuits.
Light to medium in body, gently coating.
Melon fruit and zesty orange-oil fuse with sultanas and spiced biscuits; becoming crystallized ginger coated in an exquisite chocolate creaminess.
Rich choux pastry with cooling thick cream; late toasted notes and dry cocoa powder. Finally, all that richness builds to a gloriously warming conclusion.
Distillery: Glen OrdTM
Age: 15 years old
Strength: 40% ABV
Place of Origin: Muir of Ord
Region: Northern Highlands
in brief… A rich, complex and confident Singleton with hints of melon, which reveals itself at its own very elegant pace.
in a sentence… Early fresh citrus fruit and rustic waxy notes mature into a rich, soft creaminess offset by aromatic spices before arriving at a comforting, warming conclusion, ideally after dinner!
A cautious start with soft hints of melon and summer citrus fruit, opening up to reveal firm waxy notes and rich floral aromas; a whole garden of geraniums and roses. Later, warming spices develop into appetising cinnamon and ginger-spiced biscuits.
Gently coating. At first, layers of ripe melon fruit and zesty orange-oil freshness fuse with sultanas and spiced biscuits; then it all becomes much richer with crystallized ginger and ginger biscuits coated in an exquisite chocolate creaminess with hints of vanilla.
Of medium length and beautifully rounded. Rich choux pastry with cooling thick cream; late toasted notes and dry cocoa powder sprinkled on a bitter chocolate tart. Finally, all that richness builds to a gloriously warming conclusion.
"Nose: ah yes, I’ve never tried this baby before and I must say I find what I usually like in older official Glen Ords, this beeswax, honey, apricots, ripe plums and even a little sandalwood and incense… A great surprise so far. Maybe there’s a little dust as well in the background? Cloves? Mouth: rounded, honeyed, malty. It’s a light dram again but it isn’t weak. Quite a lot of cloves as well, something perfumy (orange blossom?), kumquats and quite some brown sugar. Decent body. Finish: medium length, with some smoked tea (lapsang souchong) and a faint earthiness, which gives this baby a nice signature. Comments: very honest and loyal, and the bottle is niiiiiiice…"
Serge Valentin 2013, whiskyfun.com