This is a rather interesting Glen Ord. All other Ord's have a similarity in which a very distinct flavour and scent is found within. That grainy and malty feeling like cask strains, grassy and herbaceous scents paired with a soft, light herbal note. On top of that, some sweetness derived from yeast.
However, this one is missing that distinct component. Its herbal, yes; its malty sweet and refreshing, no.
Not working too well with water for me, but as is, it`s not bad.
Transferring previous Note (2011.12.30) content into a Tasting Note.
straight away a nice balance of somewhat undefined woody, fruity, salty/savoury & mineral notes with a slight off-note of dishwasher liquid (83) A bit later: wood & fruit seem to come out as the winners after a very short time, a nice malty sweetness comes through now as well, lemon juice, orange blossom o, butter-cream (Frankfurter Kranz) o, old brown leather o, ozone o/-, also still a mineral and salty-bitter touch to it which seems to have been the dishwashing liquid (88) Later again: fruityness w a vanilla accelerates - fresh red plums +/o, passionfruit. (87) W Water: Quite fresh. Fruity & dishwasher notes fuse into half peach-flavoured dishwasher liquid and half peach-schnaps. hm. Behind all that peach, some sweet malt still with even a bit of distant smoke/charred wood and sandy/mineral notes. (84)
a bit on the flat side here, feels thin & spirit prevails. Some malt, bright wood, lemony & some distant chocolate notes (82) Later: gained much more flavour & sweetness, stronger sweet malt, vanilla & wood, plus a creamy/lactose feel to it. (84) W Water: More of that peach ester. Malt sweetness, some bright wood, feels a bit sweetener sweet. (80)
quite faint but has a lot going on. first fesh fruit (apples, ?) & wood, then some vanilla & wood, drifting into a multi colour selection of Haribo Gummybears. (86) Later: sweeter, more of everything, but not as complex & balanced as it seemed/hinted to before, alcohol warmth (not spirity here), some more wood, a toasted cereal touch, fruits (cooked ?), white chocolate, distant wood smoke, burnt chocolate pudding (87) W water: more peach ester & spirit plus a bit of wood and malt. Not really faulted, but all notes seem to standing by itself rather than coming together, and neither of the notes is that exciting... (76)
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