Glen Ord 1996 BA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 dec 2014 6:50 pm by Yurek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.00

5 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 1996 BA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.91 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ...that the whisky world does not need. Another release of a completely exhausted cask that contributed nothing to the maturation of the spirit - hence the dram tastes very immature and underaged. Hey, they invented wine cask finishing to enhance such problematic stuff so why did you not do this?
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a malty-mashy profile that smells a little immature (despite its age of 18 years), obviously the cask was very leached already and did not support the maturation process of the spirit. To be honest, this smells like an underaged dram of 8 years or even less. This is not what I like, sorry.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is sugary sweet with some of the trademark Glen Ord fruits and bitter wooden notes. Again, this tastes like an exhausted cask or a very young whisky - in a blind setting I would have guessed a 5 to 8 years old Speysider. Even after some chewing no significant other flavours join in.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The dram arrives hot and just a little coating on the palate with drying-astringent moments. The finish is short as a lightning and adds nothing remarkable. Water does not change a lot (if there is nothing in there what could be released?).

  2. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The smoky scent, the body and finish. The body has room; its a bit spicy, but water brings it to a higher level. This is a 'toy with water dram.'
    • Nose
      89 89
      estery, fruity, yeasty, smoky wonder. Water brings out the smoke, but it is an old smoke, not peaty in my opinion. The smoky nose is a throwback to the 1940s aged distillate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      I sense apricot and peach in the body with a typical Glen Ordy flavor that arguably suggests Glenallachie.
    • Finish
      92 92
      effervescent, spicy and cinnamon with rock fruit (peach/apricot).

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Ugh, not for me this has a sweet woody taste at first which has coated my palate.
    It is basically sweet and not much else, very little cask interaction, this could ne anything.
    More like a 3 year old, too light and sweet to be interesting
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sample 14 of the BTC 2016. Wasn't able to compete at the time, so only tasted it today.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice bourbon matured. Would never have guessed the 54% ABV. Very drinkable.
    • Nose
      Peach, wood chips, vanilla, honey, hay, some banana, some mint.
    • Taste
      Peach, honey, hay, 
    • Finish
      Mint, dark sugar, some peat, some maltiness

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, pear, minerals, vanilla and tangerine. With water also honey, smoke and eventually citrus.
    • Taste
      Pear, peach, vanilla pudding and honey. Water releases peat smoke and citrus.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, pear and peach.


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