- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml
- Added on
- 29 Nov 2008 3:16 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 12-year-old
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.65 points
- Much better than I was expecting, not exciting or anything but easy to drink.
Buttery, pineapple, apple and butterscotch with faint orange notes.
I like it
Quite some zest to start with but there is also some bitterness, luckily the bitterness goes and some orange takes its place.
Peaches in syrup, butterscotch and a little treacle tart
- N: Dry yet cloggy, fruity [with over-ripe apples & tomatoes] and oaky [bourbon=sherried] malt, a little sawdust, a hint/suggestion of peat -at times], grassy for sure, smoked ham,…. and a little ‘Irish’ in style. I like it, its pleasing.
T: Some pepperiness has me reaching for the pipette, but not too much at first as theres also a rounded softness to it too helped somewhat by some E150a for sure. There’s no getting away from some astringency though and a savoury=bitterness for sure [E150 again?], not too clever. Add lots [50%] of water for a fresher, savoury>sour, waxy, aniseed maltiness which is the top of this Ord’s game. Time allows this Ord to soften significantly. the astringency softens a tad with a lighter bitter=savoury>sweet occupying the storyline from now on - also with lingering greenish & dried grasses and a softer, sweeter mouthfeel.
F: Moves towards some sweeter grain notes surrounded by oak, somewhat dry with a short savoury=sour finish.
C: Just ok, certainly not offensive and even positively cordial. Lets move on to a much older, single cask bottling WB.
Scores a C- 
- This one goes excellent with a good coffee, a lovely malt from a nice distillery.
Soft, flowery, malty fruitiness, sherry, some smokiness, slightly dry and a caramel sweetness.
Spicy start, creamy and a light sweetness, woody/peaty.
Short, warm, soft and smooth.
- It's so boring. The smell is so spirity. The taste and finish are malty and oaky, fun? No..
Very strong, I couldn't smell anything for 10min, so much alcohol.
Oak, dry oak, nothing else.
Malty and oaky, medium long.