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Glen Ord 30-year-old

Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
313
Whiskybase ID
WB3030
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2005
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2008 6:02 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 851.78

64 × in wishlist

313 × member ratings

407 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 30-year-old

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    2/3 through my second bottle. The first time I tried this was when myself and a few buddies finished a whole bottle six years ago, all in one sitting. One of them got so drunk he fell face first onto the coffee table and broke one of my Glencairn glasses. Good times. We have become more civilized since then.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sharp, waxy, citrusy with lots of lemon and orange liqueur. Very herbal. A hint of lemongrass and honey. Fleshy rambutan and korean pear. Tiger balm??? Yes, really. I swear no one is applying it in my household at this time.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Lots of oomph. Waxy, lemony, herbal, and malty. Can taste the barley, literally. Again, a bit of honey. Wonderful sharpness. With water added -- swims like Sun Yang haha. Ok, fine, like Michael Phelps.
    • Finish
      90 90
      No dryness or too much oak. Great length. I can't help but think of a nice Manhattan cocktail, with a twist of orange and a few squirts of angostura bitters.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2015]  Oh, what a nose...  Extremely aromatic on tons of different fruits (among them quite unusual ones like quinces, pineapple and coconut) complemented by summer flowers and manuka honey.  All very balanced and sublime!  I could sniff this for hours...  Bold arrival in the mouth, very sweet and absolutely clean.  Great stuff!  Very fruity again, this time more on exotic and dried fruits.  The wood provides a very sound structure to all these different flavours, in a later wave some spices pop up additionally.  This is what I call a "Wow"!

    The finish seems endless with all these nice aromas repeat itself again, simply delicious.  Who needs peat and sherry if you have such a sublime dram at your hands.  I am totally excited about this...  and I bought the bottle for 149 Euro in August 2009.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    fantastic stuff - is becoming friendly - hamonischer the more time you give him - sweet exotic fruits merge with old Herrenzimmeraromen - smells like a beautiful woman :) but you really have to devote a lot of time and attention

    unfortunately now very expensive
    • Nose
      94 94
      grassy, grainy, very soft smoky notes on the horizon, apple, pineapple, perfectly ripe sweet / sour mango, sweet lemon, banana, cooked pear, increasingly oily - old dry wood, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, remnants of wood preservatives, wax, juicy fresh lumber, birch water
    • Taste
      92 92
      extremely oily, astringent, oak juice, sawdust of green wood, cut flowers, resin, fine fruity acidity, pineapple syrup, fine furniture notes, jasmine flowers, hardwood sanding dust from old seasoned wood, fine tobacco, fumigated smoke, meat fund, laurel, slightly spicy tart harsh (but unbittered) Olive oil,
    • Finish
      91 91
      Mint, citrus and orange oil, jasmine flowers, coated slightly bitter green tea, grapefruit peel, tree juice and wax are very long on the tongue

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    A surprisingly good whisky. I really like this, in particular the leathery notes on the palate - that was good value for the money.
    • Nose
      Intensive fruity, malty, honey, ripe bananas, apples, apricots, sweet melons - how rich and complex
    • Taste
      Punchy, but still very oily and liquorice, woody and little vanilla, little leathery, more on citrus fruits, lemony
    • Finish
      Long and burning, the wood notes and some fruitiness come out more in the end

  5. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. riekio scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Super waxy as many mentioned, along with tropical notes of coconut and pineapple mixed with sharp herbal notes. More of the same on the palate, but more vanilla and citrus this time. Very well balanced and interesting

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    With depth and tension, very well balanced, convinces at every level.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey, malt, wax, grapefruit, iodine, apricot, orange, flint, metal workshop. Well balanced, pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Honey, orange peel, wax, wood, leather, liquorice. Balanced, nice texture, oily, sweetish, full-bodied, pronounced aroma pressure
    • Finish
      92 92
      Orange, pepper, chilli, some wood. Slightly salty, a touch astringent. Long finish, very pleasant aftertaste.

  8. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. JasonWhiskyWise scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Lemon cordial, minerally, yellow fruits coated in honey, red pears but raw, dried mango peel, bruised banana peel, still alot of fresh fruits and waxy. The palate has candied pineapple with a slight fizziness, dried mango peels show up here with a mellow lemon, like a lemon tart. Malty and cereal on the end with a slight dryness on the end. Very juicy throughout with a great waxy jacket.

    Tasted at The Whisky Exchange Old & Rare Show 2021; Waxy Masterclass. (Dram No.4 of 6)

  10. GIngi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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