Glen Ord 2008 CA

Overall rating
84.55/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB124857
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2008
Bottled
03.12.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
534
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
18/503
Added on
23 jan 2019 8:35 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 56.95

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Whisky reviews for Glen Ord 2008 CA

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.55 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    Nose: Almost medicinal; creamy, with a slight flinty note, raw honeycomb, goats cheese and banana peel.

    Palate: Lime, pickles, geraniums, edible flowers with pistachio nuts and praline.

    Finish: Light and floral before finishing with hints of rock salt, mezcal and lemongrass.

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweetness, light sherry, citrus
    Flavor: medium complex with a sweet aftertaste.
    Rating: 84 | 100. The item has a medium finish. Generally average whisky.

  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A surprise egg, no question about it. The nose is quite interesting, but it doesn't necessarily whet your appetite. The development in the mouth is completely unexpected and sensational. Not a simple dram.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    My personal tip was Mortlach, I missed the fruitiness on the tongue for Glen Ord.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately after pouring it smells almost corked, luckily it's only brief and probably a combination of the fermented apples and the strong mineral notes, or it's old bottle flavor, let us surprise you ...
      Oh yes, there is chocolate too.
      Even a longer standing time does not change that much, a touch of sweat is added and it is less mineral, but now grassy. The apples don't seem so over the top anymore. Warmth brings peaches and cardboard into play.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, that might be one of the saltyest whiskys I've ever had in my glass. A strong start and dark salty caramel, next to a delicate herbal note. It is only slightly sweet, but dense and meaty. The taste doesn't want to match the nose at all.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is not particularly long, but it warms the chest cavity very pleasantly. Salt stays on the tongue for a long time, until at the end only a weak sweetness remains, reminiscent of starch, bread or the like.

  5. tribe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, lemon, malty, some straw. Very pleasant, needs a little time, .. malt with caramel, anise and some herbs

      With water comes malt, muesli
    • Taste
      86 86
      In short, something very strange, interesting, no idea what?!? Lemon, wood, pepper, bread, malt, herbs, difficult to judge but look interesting, I bad but a matter of taste

      With water it becomes lemon juice, shortcrust pastry and menthol ... we really better, recommend ... liquorice root
    • Finish
      85 85
      Somewhat tart, wise oak, pepper. Better and smoother with water

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