Review: The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Years Old

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Glen Ord Distillery

Bottling: Official – Diageo

ABV: 40%

Cost: contact Distillery Shop.

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What they say:

Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old

Glen Ord Distillery staff tasting notes:

The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old has a deep amber colour and on the nose it has floral, melon and vanilla notes. On the palate it is perfectly balanced – sweet with a light overall tartness. It is an elegant and complex whisky.

What I say:

The second expression in our tasting through The Singleton of Glen Ord range at Glen Ord Distillery is this 15 year old expression. Released in 2010 for the Taiwanese market, the exact ratios of sherry:bourbon cask maturation are a closely held secret, though rumour has it that perhaps more sherry than bourbon is used?

Colour:

Dark copper gold (13/20), slow medium-large droplets leave fine legs

Nose:

Honeyed with a much deeper vanilla note that the 12 Years Old expression, white oak wood, creamed coconut, milk chocolate, orange marmalade, ginger, something green and vegetal, biscuit cereal barley malt, fruity and slightly tropical with peach, lychee and mango

Taste:

Rich heather honey, orange, zesty and peel, barley sugars, milk chocolate, latte coffee, a gentle oaky spice, touches of marzipan and ginger

Finish:

Medium-long, zesty almost fizzy like icing sugar on the tip of your tongue, chocolate and honey persist

Overall:

Fantastic! I loved this expression, perhaps it is the chocolate – of which I am a big fan. This was my favourite expression of the three standard Singleton of Glen Ord expressions.

Score: 87/100

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