- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Oak Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 04 Sep 2010 8:27 pm
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Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Glen Ord 18-year-old
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.83 points
- The mouthfeel on this one, compared to the 12 y.o. and 15 y.o., is a bit more coating. The complexity is much greater than those as well. The time in the barrel shows. Not the most complex 18 y.o. out there, but a great example of what the distillery has to offer.
Rich oak and dried fruits (dates, raisins, cherries, and apricots), a touch of salted dried meat, mixed baking spices, a soft floral note and mixed cereal grains, fresh fruits (mangoes, pineapple, and globe grapes), a touch of vanilla and honey, and a fading whiff of barrel char and sweet sherry.
Light dried fruits and mixed cereal grains, barrel char and leather, toasted vanilla creme brulee, mixed nuts, and fresh fruits.
Soft oak and floral honey, soft ginger spice, baking spices, and fresh green fruits.
- In smell, it looks very much like the 12yo, somewhat fuller still.
In the body, this 18-year-old is the least 'hit' by the low Abv (compared to the 12 and 15yo), very smooth and soft, but also lacks character. Here too a missed opportunity, too bad.
This core-range does have potency in the fragrance, had it only been bottled at a higher Abv ...
Fruity, orange, apricot. And sweet, honey, vanilla. Somewhat spicy too.
Very soft and supple, honey, prunes, hint of caramel, little orange.
Still very soft and supple, mid-long, some sweet, honey and maybe some orange.
- dark fruits and molasses mostly, creamy texture but there’s a bitter aftertaste/finish that turned me off… expensive too
Rich sour plum and raisin, classic bourbon and sherry cask influence..
Beautifully matured woody notes, underlay floral petals fragrant. Less
vibrant compared to the younger brothers, but do offer more depth as it
Palate:- Soothing and gentle. Abundant of oily sherry wood, quite masculine with matured leather.
Finish:- Short-medium length. Smooth and milky with a hint of rooty peat.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- N: Following on from the 12yo WB, this is more sherried with 'deeper' cream notes and desirable oak levels - good age and yet with a 'lightness' to the nose
T: Ooh yes, sherried-sour-cream with the same molasses character at its heart as the 12yo.
F: Oak driven, thick dark notes. Really lots of oak, creamy, musty oak - some old stuff in here For sure. Moves oaky>ozone fresh with more of that 'lightness' in toe.
C: Impressed! Really for fans of oak-sour tannins but with an ozone lightness that encapsulates the ‘Ord’ heart.
Scores a C[+]
- Tasty, a good whisky, top of the taste, he has elegance, but as with his singleton colleagues bother me the 40%. He is too tame, seems throttled, some strength would do him good. With a Glenlivet 18, for example, he can keep up well, but for 90 ¬ I would like there more fireworks in the mouth, the chance to play even with water, at best, barrel strength. So maybe 60-65 € would be OK for me.
heavy-sweet, chocolate, honey, brown sugar, has something old, dusty, dry old wood, a little clove, ginger ... later cereal, orange ... a touch of Haribo bear
full-bodied, sweet, caramel, toffee, honey, flambéed vanilla pudding with oranges and peaches, then dusty oak, ginger, dry mouthfeel
Long, toffee, some spicy oak, a bit leathery
- Very pleasant fragrance, spicy, fruity. The taste is soft, vanilla, cloves, oak. Very nice malt, really good.