- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 19 Feb 2010 8:44 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 12-year-old
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points
- This one clearly needs some time to open up, perhaps pretty logical since it has been inside a bottle for a long time.
At first this whisky has some musty edges and hints of wet cardboard. But after a while, this disappears and a nice warm fruity dram appears. It's not very complex, but a nice old style malt, pretty thick for only 40%.
Very nice experience.
Fruity, a strange musty edge, maybe some wet cardboard. Ripe fruits, and this smell of new clothes. Typical nose of an old style malt.
And since it has been inside the bottle for quite some time, give it some time once it is óut of the bottle.
The musty edge disappears after some time, nose gets fuller, rhubarb now.
soft and smooth, but after some time more pickering. At first again a musty side, which also disappears in time. A lot of fruits as well, ripe fruits. Honey. Clearly an older malt, oily structure, not thin or watery.
Smooth, soft, only a little pickering, some sweetness now, honey, and yellow fruits. Middle long, some wood influence. Tobacco even.
Afterwards, this whisky gives you some kind of warming feeling in the stomach.
- The aftertaste of the oak bourbon barrel greatly knocks down all receptors. I want to give up the aftertaste in order to be able to properly taste the taste.
There is a roll call with Irish Pogues in terms of heavy oily alcohols with peanut tones.
Fresh: viburnum, dogwood, fresh log, honey, non-burning spices, creamy caramel, floral meadow tones
Breathing: phenolic smoke, dust on the windowsill, bourbon, pickled tomatoes, varnish, peanut butter, rotten orange, burned rubber
With water: everything weakens, floral notes become brighter
Fresh: chili pepper, sweet bourbon, quite buttery and dense
Breathing: the same smoke, it becomes softer and rounder, comes a pleasant burning sensation, cane sweetness, peanut butter
With water: the beast turns into a kitten
Fresh: oak bitterness is very persistent
initially behave calmly in the glass. Becomes more voluminous, oily, sesame oil, fresh and dried grass clippings. Mild honey, roasted malt and a citrus note reminiscent of pomelo, a little mint
earthy-dry without being musty. Fresh potting soil, wild herbs and flowers, dried apple rings and pleasant roasted malt notes. Good body for the low alcohol content
dry, somewhat tart and with a delicate smoke
- The stated bottle code of this entry (SD829) is probably not the actual bottle code, but a glass code found on the bottom of the bottle.
The actual bottle code is probably hidden on the back of the front label.
Would love to see this corrected by OP.
- Quite a good and complex dram for its age. A good bottling from the past.
Glen Ord as we know it: malty, and rounded. From the nose, I think this is a mix of bourbon and sherry wood maturation. The classical malty notes, with biscuit, vanilla and cereals, and cut grass / mint are there. So are some notes of dried fruit, and nuts.
For a non cask strength, the intensity is good. It's rounded, honeyed and malty. Think of heather honey, shortbread, vanilla, custard. Along with that, there is a nice note of dried fruit, apricot, and a slight earthy note of tobacco and peat smoke.
Moderately long, slightly drying on pepper and ginger, but increasingly earthy with cough syrup, tobacco and a trace of peat smoke. Then, the roundness of malt comes through, along with marzipan.