Glen Ord 1997
Managers' Choice

70cl / 59.2%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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A single American oak cask of Glen Ord 1997, bottled at full strength for the Managers' Choice range. This is only the second ever official vintage bottling of Glen Ord from Diageo.
Distillery Bottling
Managers' Choice
11 Year Old
Bottling Date
March 2009
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Glen Ord 1997 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Cool gold with warm, orange hints in sunlight.

    Nose:  A quiet, confident complexity. Slightly winey with apple stalks, pear skins and suggestions of Cuban tobacco. Later, a balance of autumnal fruit acidity with hints of orange zest and Cognac warmth. Later still, mature, drying oak: pleasantly dusty with a trace of vanilla pod.

    Body:  Medium. Extraordinarily silky with water.

    Palate:  Rich and warming; oily and orangey. Then clean, drying oak: smooth dark cocoa, white chocolate and orange oil; moving to aromatic cedar, new leather and hints of spirits of turpentine. Richer and cooler with water; smoother, silkier and with the merest suggestion of peat.

    Finish:  Long and rounded with a loving warmth. White chocolate mousse sprinkled with orange zest and shavings of fruity south American chocolate. Later, more cedar and tobacco: the memory of a walk-in humidor.

    Comment:  A fabulously refined bourbon wood experience: an exquisite balance of fresh vanilla and oaky dryness; of oily richness and orange acidity. The courteous, urbane sophistication of Glen Ord and the youthful confidence of American oak producing a truly adult whisky.

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