Glen Ord 30 Year Old70cl / 58.7%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Glen Ord 30 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
Nose: wow, extremely aromatic! It starts on bold notes of beehive and ‘yellow’ wild flowers (dandelions, buttercups…) and gets then very, very fruity, mostly on quince jelly, apricot pie, mirabelle plum jam, fresh tangerines. The balance is superb, We have then something really fragrant (musk, patchouli, maybe a little sandalwood) and finally quite some almond milk, coconut, dried pineapples… Nice whiffs of oak. Really superb, very expressive yet elegant. If the palate matches this classy nose, we have a winner.
Let’s see… Mouth: very sweet, bold, rich but clean… Yes, it’s superb. Very fruity again, with quite some pink grapefruit, smoked tea, something waxy… Lots of dried fruits as well (bananas, small oranges, crystallized quince) and a very nice bitterness, probably from the wood, that keeps it very ‘structured’. Notes of camphor and eucalyptus, cardamom, chlorophyll chewing-gum… Really full-bodied! Excellent, with a very long finish, both fruity (lots of Williams pears) and gingery, with always this beautiful bitterness (lemon skin). There’s not only peat and sherry in life! 93 points.
Producer's Tasting NotesNOSE: Rich, spicy fruit (think plums in syrup, preserved lemons) and sweet nuttiness (pecans). A scented, waxy note too, with light smoke, like Darjeeling tea.Water brings up the scented sweetness, without changing the nose overall.
BODY: Light to medium. Soft, waxy and tooth-coating.
PALATE: Rich, sweet and lightly spiced with a floral lift. Light citrous acidity, drying to ginger.
FINISH: Lightly nutty at first, then lemon returns.
1 Customer Review
one taste and I heard the pipes