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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

GLEN ORD 1997 - ARCHIVES BATCH 4

Glen Ord, along with Teaninich and Clynelish are the 3 Diageo representatives for the North Highland region north of Inverness. Clynelish is by far, IMO atleast, the best of the 3 distilleries.

Teaninich goes mainly into blends though some get bottled by the independent bottlers.
Glen Ord also have some of its whisky sold off to the independents, but also not in great quantities. Most I've seen have been bottled by Signatory, Cadenhead and SMWS.

Distillery bottling Glen Ord has previously also been sold as 'The Singleton' which was sold mainly in the US, but also some was released onto the UK market.
Best Glen Ords I've tried have been the 28yo and 30yo Distillery bottlings, which carried a beautiful style all the way through.

Here's one from 'Archives'

Glen Ord 1997 15yo xx.04.1997/xx.04.2012, Hogshead#800083, 54,2%, 64 bottles, Archives

Colour is white whine

Nose:
Fresh and spirity, light grassy and lemon citrussy, barley sugars and washing up liquid.
Also getting some sweetness that could suggest a very well used sherry hogshead, maybe a 3rd fill?

Taste:
Perfumy, then raw spirit with grape fruits and a dusty coal-like feeling.
Water brings out some pear and soft malt notes, it then turns into fruit schnaps.

Strange creature, this one, but still an ok dram.

83/100!

1 comment:

  1. Actually sounds like something I'd like. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for something light, but not too boring. Nice review!

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