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Overall rating
90.38/100
votes
254
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
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

€ 799,00

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254 × member ratings

343 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 30-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.38 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. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Lemon orange apricot peach exotic fruits, dried fruits, candied fruits marzipan, herbs, I see why Serge Can rate it higher than bouquet, it is indeed delicious

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful. Beautiful balance. Nothing is below.
    At the height of his reputation.
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits, quince, tangerine.
      It's very cool. Mint. Pepper. Camphor. Tiger balm.
      A lot of wax,
      Slight touch of white flowers. Thyme.
    • Taste
      In the mouth more fruits. In addition to the fruits of the nose, apricot and peach.
      In jelly.
      Pepper always present. Like some citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      Long finish on wood, lemon fruit paste and camphor.

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An exciting find! this less known bottle.
    • Nose
      Very dark and dry, a lot of rosemary and onion (how funky!), sweet warm barley, BBQ pineapple.
    • Taste
      Intense and fruity, very perfumy as well, chocolate liquor
    • Finish
      Long and spicy, some fermented beancurd.

  6. 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

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very nice nose followed by wonderful flavors. Nicely integrated whisky
    • Nose
      92 92
      Summer floral notes, soft fruits, beeswax, mango, sugar cinnamon
    • Taste
      91 91
      Soft tropical fruits, cinnamon, chocolate, candied fruit
    • Finish
      91 91
      Oily, pepper, candied ginger, oak. Moderate finish

  8. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. ricallende scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This one is among my 15 favorites whiskys. There’s not only peat and sherry in life. Got it for 90€ in Madrid at El Corte Ingles in 2011
    • Nose
      Really amazing nose, very fruity and herbal. I expected some wood (It's 30 YO) but there´s no dominance of oakiness or wood. It's really well balanced.
    • Taste
      Oh god! Quite hot but again, very well balanced with dried fruits and ginger. This boy has not been tamed after 30 years in the cask!
    • Finish
      Spicy and dry, it's an everlasting finish, Elegant and complex. 

  10. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

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