Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Feb 2010 8:44 pm

Average value

€ 107.72

2 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

56 × in collection

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

  1. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Fresh: oak bitterness is very persistent
      Breathing: rounded

  4. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      dry, somewhat tart and with a delicate smoke

  5. mi-jah did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite a good and complex dram for its age. A good bottling from the past.
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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. 


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