Singleton of Glen Ord 14 Year Old
70cl / 57.6%
Special Releases 2018
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
A first entry in the Diageo Special Releases collection for The Singleton of Glen Ord. The whisky is usually only available in the far east, but this bottling is a herald of wider availability to come. It's a complex dram thanks to a five-cask maturation process: first European oak ex-sherry and refill American oak ex-bourbon casks, then the spirit was moved to ex-Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel casks, and finally it was married together in European oak puncheons. The result is a rich and toffeed dram that has Ord's famed orchard fruit character at its core.
Singleton of Glen Ord 14 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Rich toffee and caramel with stewed sultanas and raisin jam wrapped in spiced puff pastry. Orchard fruit notes develop: spiced apple and poached pears.
Palate: Soft and rounded with creamy vanilla and more orchard fruit. Leathery touches creep in around the edges, along with raisins and background of stewed fruit. Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg slowly build.
Finish: Sweet oak notes hang around, layered with soft spice, apple sauce and icing.
Comment: Each of the casks has added its own thing and its all well integrated – nothing fights and it all mingles nicely.