Glen Ord 1973

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
23 years old
59.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
22 Feb 2008 9:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 497.97

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64 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 1973

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points

  1. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sharp, varnish scent, a bit of citrus. Creamy wood, a bunch of salad cucumbers, Butter Cookies Club. After the addition of water, the aroma was more interesting, wax, polish on old furniture, walnuts and honey. (87 b)
    Taste: Tongues like a Serbian brass band. Sharp, malt, into ground nuts, gradually diminish slightly. Sharp even after adding water, but more interesting. In the flavor of grape seed, old exotic wood, nuts. (87 b)
    Points: 87
    Summary: I half-tasted the sample in two rounds, once in a barrel, the second with the addition of water. The taste of this old whisky is always a small holiday for me, and I am glad to taste such an old single malt.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    N: Aah, there we are. I love the oily ones like i love bread dipped in olive oil, often steeped in garlic. Talking of garlic, we have garlic paste with herbed bread crumbs, ,… Needs plenty of time for the sweeter barley cereals to show. The nose certainly softens with time, even if theres no let-up on the palate [as we shall see].
    T: Firm/strong arrival but not ‘massive’ like the previous Glen Garioch. It is though a big glossy barley oily number that stays on a true course. With time theres a chance to catch a glimpse of a passing farm. Water seems not to change things at first, though later theres more putty and a hint of red fruits, melon and passion fruit. With more water, fruity<herbal=heathery teas [some bitter oregano] to the fore before a subsiding return to those underlying intensive oils.
    F: Putty & [linseed] oils with an oily>briney mouthfeel.
    C: The Glen Ord distillery functions much like Mannochmore, geared up to making whisky for blends – but both can make super single malt that is to my liking. What a pleasure to be drinking a 1973 Glen Ord with a Mannochmore-esque intensity.Scores a B[+]

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Medium bodied. Clean, smooth and silky in a self-confident way. An after-dinner dram.
    • Nose
      Heather. Gentle, fragrant peaty smoke. Malt grist. Faint, distant shimmering sherry notes.
    • Taste
      Walnuts and almonds. Sultanas. Hint of fresh ginger and lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Black pepper. Ginger and peat. Whiff of a rosy Gewurztraminer.

  5. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    If you can still find
    the bottle, be advised that it will set you back around 350 EUR which I find
    overpriced. This was only my 11th Glen Ord which was quite nice,
    apart from the nose. Thanks, Chris!
    • Nose
      The nose is pungent
      and oily on green herbs, but no fruit to speak of. Think dill, parsley and a
      twig of mint. It even has a sour edge that needs some time to evaporate. Rather
      farmy, which was unexpected and in all honesty not very nice in this case. Only
      after about five minutes does it turn sweet as chocolate with praline filling.
    • Taste
      The attack is feisty,
      but not scorching. That is good. On the palate, it is bulls eye from the get
      go. Nicely fruity on sour apples and lemon juice, but with a nice trace of
      woodsmoke. Nuts. Make that nougat.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long and sweet.


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