Citrus fruits, then bananas and cooked apples with hints of nuts and spice, followed by dried fruits
An initial pepper note then sweet cooked apples and rich dried fruits
Sweet hints of nuts and spice, with a drying, smooth and rich finish
Distillery: The Singleton Glen Ord
Strength: 40% ABV
Place of Origin: Muir of Ord
in brief… A very sophisticated and well-structured old Singleton that balances a rich fruitiness with a gentle aromatic dryness.
in a sentence… Beautifully finished and leaning toward dryness while maintaining an enduring, and appetising, sweetness, this combination making it wonderful with intense, hard cheeses, with which it creates a more-ish array of faintly woody, nutty, sweet and salty, creamy and honeyed notes.
Complex and well balanced. Smooth and unctuous at first, yet hinting at an intriguing dryness to come on the palate. Aromas of walnuts and polished antique oak lead into a whole bowl of dried fruits (apricots, blackcurrants, apples), followed by ginger biscuits. Later, a smoothly honeyed sweetness is cut by the cleansing freshness of crisp, newly peeled pears.
Very full and cooling. A splendid mouth-coating richness with elegant orange oil and rich fruit (perhaps sliced mangos and rich cream). Becoming drying and appetising, with notes of chocolate truffle.
Full, long and finely detailed, with clear cedar notes against a smooth backdrop of fine, silky chocolate. Becomes leaner, with a memory of gingery malt; that dryness is now offset by a lingering sweetness in a polished conclusion.