Review No.134. The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old

This is another whisky within Diageos Singleton range which consist of the Glendullan and the Dufftown single malts.  In Glen Ord range there is the 12 year old, 15 year old and 18 year old as well as the Signature non age statement.  The 12 year old has been discontinued I believe and there is.  The Glen Ord range is mainly sold in Asia but you can find bottles from online UK retailers.


Whisky: The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40%

Nose: Grass, floral, hay, butterscotch, fragrant tea, malt, cardboard

Taste: Malt, honey, cinnamon, fragrant spices, grapefruit, oak

Finish: Vanilla and dark chocolate

Score: 3.75

Summary: This is quite exceptional on the nose and these qualities translate onto the taste too.  The overall experience provides you with a  mix of malt and grass and then honey and spice which is then followed by bitter grapefruit and dark chocolate.  This is quite a complex and rich/dense malt in that you are provided with an array of flavours that are delivered with elegance. The only downside to this is that it is bottled at 40% but because of how much you are still getting on the palate I can overlook it.  However, I do wonder what it would be like at 43% or 46%.



Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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