Less spicy, more mature, slightly darker in colour, and deeper in flavour than the 12-year-old; the house style of the distillery, beautifully presented.
Perfectly balanced, naturally rich and smooth.The Singleton of Glen Ord
Best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water.
A taste of Speyside sophistication.
Rich old amber.
Aromas of walnuts, polished antique oak lead into a whole bowl of dried fruits followed by ginger biscuits, and a honeyed sweetness cut by cleansing freshness.
Medium bodied, rich in the mouth.
Very full and cooling. A splendid mouth-coating richness with elegant orange oil and rich fruit . 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.
Distillery: Glen OrdTM
Age: 18 years old
Strength: 40% ABV
Place of Origin: Muir of Ord
Region: Northern Highlands
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.
Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that give the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker's smoke, which ain't as all-pervaiding as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit.
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