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.
Nose: 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.