Glen Ord

Glen Ord 20 Years Old Batch 1

Glen Ord 20 Year Old Batch 1 (51.9%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 2018)

  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Ord Distillery
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • ABV: 51.9%
  • Cost: £coming soon

Glen Ord 20yo Batch 1 TBWC

What they say

Distilled at Glen Ord Distillery, Aged 20 Years, Batch 1, 51.9% ABV.

What I say

Sampled as part of the #TBWCAdvent Twitter tasting just before Christmas

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Pale refractive gold (8/20)
  • Nose: Fresh, grassy, citrus lemon and lime, green apple skin, ginger, ginger nut biscuits, biscuit cereal malt
  • Taste: Spiced and fruity cereal barley, lemon and honey and almost medicinal cough drop or cold remedy with the spirit alcohol, cereals develop and add a hint of nuttiness – water brings out spice, white pepper, dry oak and ginger – give me back my sweeties!
  • Finish: Medium, lemon barley sugars, honey


Preferred at full strength, full of that lemon citrus I associate with Glen Ord spirit, there is a good mixture of both spirit and cask characteristics in here but perhaps spirit wins out a little. Water changed this but not to my liking.

Score 83/100

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