THE SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD 18Y ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND
83/100 Whisky Advocate
Behold, a Singleton of Glen Ord bottled as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2019! Drawn from fresh charred American oak hogsheads, this 18 year old expression boasts plenty of fruit and spice aplenty. Also, as the theme of the Special Releases 2019 is 'Rare by Nature', the label features a fish staring longingly at some blackberries.
Nose - Orange peel and berry fruits. Post-water it's more fruity, with more orange coming through.
Palate - Warming orange with a prickle of spice. Chocolate and caramel notes. Post-water it's sweeter and smoother, and first sip is still quite warming. Still spicy, but more orange and berry fruits.
Finish - Long finish, warming taste. Drying mouth feel. Post-water still a long finish, smooth and spicy on the tongue.