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Whisky Reviews for Glen Ord 12-year-old
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.16 points
- Finished the bottle the other day. I will miss it. One of my favourite daily drams.
- Body: medium and firm.
Fresh. Turned earth, daffodil. Resiny. Sultana, malt. Hint od sulphur.
Dry grass, warm cinnamon, then toffee. Good punch.
Malty and oaky.
- Serge V says:
12 yo (40%,
OB, 2003) I already had
this one, which comes in a new square
bottle, and I liked it (80 points). Its
colour is amber (heavy caramel) but the
nose is quite fresh and enjoyable. Toffee,
orange zest, hints of peat and Grand-Marnier.
Gets a little woody.The mouth is a little
too rounded and caramelised. A tad too
woody as well. Some funny meaty notes.
The finish is medium long. Interesting,
a good middle-of-the-road malt, but it’s
a little too expensive (45 euros) I’ll
stick to my 80 points,
and so does Olivier.
- Old fashioned... Very fine, it may also be a drop of water in ... 01.08.2017: A truly fine drop ... He comes close to the 25 year old ... Do not breathe for too long ... Nevertheless drink comfortably ...
- N: Glen Ord use slightly more sherry casks by volume than bourbon, and as a result the sherry talks. Little bits of everything here - a fruity nuttiness, citrus, some floral, but nothing specific. Good weight however.
T: Soft, easy arrival, very accessible with a low ethanol level - creamy, sherried raisins,.....
F: Soft, bitter sour turning to sour cream - good age here. Some darker notes forming. Holds on,.... then it's gone.
C: Surprisingly creamy. Thankfully, 12 years at Ord seems to be the minimum and not the target. I find this batch a tad better than the older [square] bottling and with good form - a pleasant surprise. Not sure why it costs £80 however [Aug ’16], who is buying it at that price and why?
Scores an 82