Singleton of Glen ord 15 year old / Special Releases 2022 Highland Whisky
This is a 2022 Diageo Special Release. Glen Ord 15-year-old began life in refill European and American oak casks before being switched mid-term for a full eight years in red wine casks, making this a truly double-matured whisky.
Official Tasting Notes of Glen Ord 15-Year Old
Appearance: Deep, lustrous amber.
Nose: Dry overall, the gentle nose gives a vinous first impression, backed by spicy, woody notes of oak shavings and beech. Alluring aromas of tart red berry fruit and creamy vanilla spread among them, and a hint of wax appears in the development. A little water softens the nose and relaxes the aroma without great alteration.
Palate: An ultra-smooth, mouth-filling texture prefaces a lively, intense taste: barley-sugar sweet, with a pinch of salt. That sweetness becomes pleasantly tart, with suggestions of gooseberry and crisp grape. At reduced strength, it is not as tart but still spicy; the sweetness is highlighted, yet the appetizing spicy heat remains.
Finish: Long and palate-drying, with lingering pepper-heat and silken spice. With water, it’s sweeter, now with a trace of fondant in the aftertaste.
|The Singleton Of Glen Ord
|Special Releases 2022
|Refill American & European Oak, then double matured in wine-seasoned casks.