Review: The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Years Old
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Glen Ord Distillery
Bottling: Official – Diageo
Cost: contact Distillery Shop.
What they say:
Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year Old
Glen Ord Distillery staff tasting notes:
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. Long and beautifully rounded. Very gently warming. Soothing. A hint of cinnamon and roses and the slightest of medicinal notes, with marzipan returning in the aftertaste.
What I say:
Our final sample in The Singleton of Glen Ord range was this 18 year old expression, again returning to the 50:50 bourbon:sherry cask matured ratio for its construction.
Copper amber (11/20), large droplets with medium-fine legs
Dusty and musty oak wood, dunnage warehouse, chocolate, ginger and honey, lemon barley sugars, slightly perfumed sandalwood and rose, sweet almost cloying – like walking into an olde-fashioned sweet shop, fruity, sherbet lemons, rich Demerara sugar, red berries and creamy vanilla
Smooth with a slight hint of ginger spice, vanilla custard, rich honey, oaky wood, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, more honey! tinned peaches
Long, toffee’d oak wood, biscuit barley malt, traces of suede leather and caramel
Very nice expression, very smooth and lots of melt in the mouth honey nature to it. For me it lacked a little something that the 15 year old had, almost too refined perhaps? That said my compatriot during the tasting found this one much more to his liking over the 15 year old.
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