||14 Years; Five Casks (See Below)|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Glen Ord (Muir of Ord, Scotland)|
Glen Ords are typically destined for Asia, but this is a special release with quite the set of maturation: from what I understand, it started in refill ex-bourbon american oak hogsheads, refill ex-bodega European oak butts. Then it was re-casked into charred ex-Pedro Ximinez sherry and ex-Moscatel casks. Finally, it was married together in European oak puncheons.
Batch: Diageo Special Releases 2018
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: ~2018
A very nice balanced, fruity, and warm single malt. It does quite well with a drop of water. Fruit is front and centre, but also toffee, pear, root beer, and light spice. The palate is very rich, full of stone fruits, and woody forest. A very nice “middle-bodied” scotch - it seems they are usually on the light or heavy side these days. Vanilla, light citrus, and oak on the finish. There’s much more - but you get the gist.
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Low, at $200.