Glen Ord 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Northern Highland Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2008 3:25 pm

Average value

€ 161.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nice old-style standard, a little more alcohol would suit him well - should be drunk quickly - very easy to drink
    • Nose
      87 87
      ripe gooseberries, canned peaches, mango, a hint of smoke - quickly becomes thin with ventilation
    • Taste
      86 86
      velvety soft and creamy, canned apricots, gingerbread spice with cinnamon and cardamom
    • Finish
      85 85
      short and fruity - some oak behind

  2. DocF scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Color: deep gold.

    Nose: malt, hay, tree sap, sourdough, ripe apples, mushy pears, orange peel. You can tell the years in the bottle, the aromas are slightly dusty and have also got a hint of old bottle flavor, malt coffee, some wet corrugated cardboard. After the first sip, a lot of resin, a little hawthorn blossom.

    Mouth: Does not necessarily taste like 40%, but mainly after an old bottle. A lot of malt, some polished wood, then block malt afterwards, charred toasted bread, some fir honey. Burnt plastic, grape jelly.

    Finish: Amazingly long, resinous, block malt and long drawn green tea.

    Comment: I don't think it's bad, but it mostly lives from the old bottle flavor. Which means you can get everything from Ottonormalmalt to a layered bottle for 120 € (?, I don't know the actual auction price). My suggestion: take Glencadam 13 and leave it open for 2 days, then it probably tastes just as old school and has more percentages. Oh yes, drink quickly is recommended, otherwise a penetrative plastic note comes through ... 82 points.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Oranje Juice

    This Glen Ord has been discontinued for a long time and therefor has become pretty expensive. Around 130 EUR in fact. And let’s be honest, after reading these tasting notes you’ll agree that it is not worth it by far.

    Innocent nose on orange juice, butterscotch and freshly cut pineapple. Some wood shavings and freshly cut grass. For a second it reminds me a bit of a young Irish whisky. Pleasant, but nothing special.

    The malt is a touch creamy with immediately a sweet and sour mix of caramel, oranges and peach and some quinine. The green grass lingers. From the second sip forward it becomes a tad sweeter and the bitterness slowly fades.

    The medium long finish offers up a peppery note and the return of oranges.

    In all honesty, this is a very common dram, even a touch boring.

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22 87

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Much better than I was expecting, not exciting or anything but easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Buttery, pineapple, apple and butterscotch with faint orange notes.

      I like it
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Approaching medium

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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- [80]

  10. The Macallan scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    This one goes excellent with a good coffee, a lovely malt from a nice distillery.
    • Nose
      Soft, flowery, malty fruitiness, sherry, some smokiness, slightly dry and a caramel sweetness.
    • Taste
      Spicy start, creamy and a light sweetness, woody/peaty.
    • Finish
      Short, warm, soft and smooth.


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