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Overall rating
82.56/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8338DM000
Added on
04 Sep 2010 8:27 pm

Average value

€ 69,62

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Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Glen Ord 18-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.56 points

  1. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      Light dried fruits and mixed cereal grains, barrel char and leather, toasted vanilla creme brulee, mixed nuts, and fresh fruits. 
    • Finish
      Soft oak and floral honey, soft ginger spice, baking spices, and fresh green fruits.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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 ...
    • Nose
      Fruity, orange, apricot. And sweet, honey, vanilla. Somewhat spicy too.
    • Taste
      Very soft and supple, honey, prunes, hint of caramel, little orange.
    • Finish
      Still very soft and supple, mid-long, some sweet, honey and maybe some orange.

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    dark fruits and molasses mostly, creamy texture but there’s a bitter aftertaste/finish that turned me off… expensive too

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    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
    should be.

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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[+]

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      full-bodied, sweet, caramel, toffee, honey, flambéed vanilla pudding with oranges and peaches, then dusty oak, ginger, dry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Long, toffee, some spicy oak, a bit leathery

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant fragrance, spicy, fruity. The taste is soft, vanilla, cloves, oak. Very nice malt, really good.

  10. Dolcevita did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Diageo launched a new 12-year-old, 15-year old and 18-year old single malt Scotch whisky, The Singleton Of Glen Ord™, in selected Asian markets back in 2006. Until now It has only been sold in Asia but now it is also available for visitors to Glen Ord Distillery itself. It will not be available elsewhere in the UK. The Singleton of Glen Ord is a rich, smooth-tasting, well-balanced whisky with distinctive packaging.

    The single malt comes in a traditional 19th century-style blue glass flask with fresh, modern labelling with scripted lettering, a salmon emblem and back-label detail on the Glen Ord distillery giving it strong visual presence.

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