The Singleton of Glen Ord 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2019
Stated Age
18 years old
American Oak Hogsheads
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
18 aug 2019 3:11 pm by Dirk
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 114.99

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Whisky reviews for The Singleton of Glen Ord 18-year-old

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.88 points.

  1. Guenther70 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I quite like this malt even if it is not commonplace;
    Is fruitier with water but not as harmonious. I find it better to take small sips neat;
    • Nose
      Sparkling with citrus fruits, malt, ripe peaches, soft horrid tones. Spicy ginger in the nose and a creamy sweetness rounds everything off;
      With water; Softer alcohol with oranges, malt, peaches and grassy notes. A small trace of smoke in the background
    • Taste
      Creamy sweetness, oranges and very light malt. Becomes ginger-spicy and malty at the same time. Vanilla in the background where there is a very light peat aroma. Over time, the ginger fades and gives way to an elegant orange note;
      With water; Oranges, malt, vanilla and a slight spiciness of ginger paired with creamy sweetness. Becomes grassy again as the sharpness goes;
    • Finish
      Initially sharp, then malt and dark chocolate mixed with a grassy touch. Trof is no longer perceptible;
      With water; Pepper, Nice sweetness with some dark chocolate;

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  3. Ashita scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Overly spicy, green fruit juice, lemon, very refreshing and moderately sweet.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pastry, cereals, vanilla, fudge, light malty notes, peppery spice, wood, in the background a hint of tobacco.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87
      Relatively short compared to other Glen Ords.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Oily, fruity and honey-sweet. Unfortunately I cannot distinguish between individual fruits. In general, I would most likely think of yellow, local fruits. Despite being 18 years old, there was still a slight alcohol spiciness in the mouth. The finish is quite long, very strong and mouthwashing. Overall a nice bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Appetizing dessert whisky.
    • Nose
      Saturated with notes of honey, plum jam, caramel, walnut and dark chocolate. Liqueur and floral tones follow in parallel, a separate train.
    • Taste
      Nibbling, with hints of wild strawberry, rose, rose hip and herbal tea.
    • Finish
      Intense, long. First, ginger mixed with cherries. Then spices and delicate tannins. At the end is an echo of a rose.

  8. galg33 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: A nice melange spiced fruits, starting on peaches, apricots and some apple with a hint of sweet pastries, sponge cakes, oranges and some damp old oak and lemon zest, quite light and sweet-ish but not overly so.

    Palate: bitter grapefruit pith, lemon rind, then getting a bit sweeter with a buttery touch, vanilla and more pastries, and a lovely polished oak note as well, showing nice age and mixing well with the citrus-y feeling. quite round and oily, with a certain zingy minty touch, over a chocolate/vanilla mousse, sweet oak on the very finish.

    Finish : oak, pepper, lemon zest and barley sugar and more polished oak.

    Conclusion: A rather tasty whisky indeed, I am not disappointed one bit, and really appreciate this year’s solid expression from all distilleries across the board. It’s not a dram I’d buy straight away, but I know quite a few people who will take a fancy to this one.


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