Glen Ord 2009 SMWS 77.57

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Down the old wax mines
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.1 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
01 oct 2019 11:31 pm by dramspotter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Glen Ord 2009 SMWS 77.57

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A dram to remember the end of summer— this was astounding. If there were tours available of the old wax mines, I would happily pay the admittance fee.

    The luscious berries, the waxy full-bodied mouthfeel, the bold flavors— this was a stellar summer fruit crumble. The sort of dessert you just throw together really quick when you have way too many fruits to eat and some of them are a bit overripe. This is just bursting with summer sun and energy as a result.
    • Nose
      Opens with the creamy twang of vanilla greek yogurt. Waxy paper notes of the new comic book balance against the creaminess which turns toward a fruity fragrant body lotion. Citrusy lemon, lime, tangerine, and orange combine with cherries to smother a scoop of ice cream or blend into thick creamy yogurt. Orange oil wood varnish gives a cutting contrast to the cream.
    • Taste
      Gorgeous waxy mouthfeel, this dram is rich and full-bodied. Bits of caramelized creme brûlée provide balance for a load of juicy fruits that tumble out. A late summer fruit pie— a strawberry rhubarb or blueberry cobbler. Lovely toasted pastry notes highlight the richness of the fruit.
    • Finish
      A pie that lingers and lingers— strawberry, spices, cream, and flaky pie crust.

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  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A textbook aroma for this distillery and deeply satisfying. A plethora of sweet waxes, carbon paper, smoked canvas, toasty cereals, salty butter, chives, chopped parsley, lemongrass, aged ointments, buttercream and sandalwood. Water brings out lemon cheesecake richness, lamp oils, sooty waxes, dusty malt barns, hot wort, hay lofts, beach pebbles and fabric softener. The mouth is full of toasty pine cones and retsina wine, then gauze and embrocations, fir liqueur, herbal extracts, various teas and cherry blossom. With water it moves towards old sweet wines, spicy bourbon cocktails, milk chocolate and light chilli heat.


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