Whisky Review – Glen Ord 12 (Old Version)

Vacation post – still on vacation so time to keep digging into notes and publish them without lengthy musings or prologue. This time, Glen Ord 12 – old classic which is now hard to get after it was replaced by the Singleton expression.

Glen Ord 12 (43%, £60)

glen-ord-12yo-square-bottleNose: Malt and spices rules here although we do have vanilla as well. Very fresh and rich creamy – classic highlands profile.

Palate: Creamy and full of flavors, rich malty flavor and also a bit salty with vanilla and oak in the background.

Finish: Short-medium. A bit of peat smoke shows up but still ruled by lovely spicy malt notes.

Conclusion: Quite easy to drink a few drams of this one. Not a very complex one but still a classic highlands malt which is now discontinued and is replaced by the Singleton expression. The singleton expression differs from this one (more spey-side than highland) and it’s too bad. If you see a pub serving this version – go get a glass for good old times’ sake.


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