Glen Ord 28yo | 58.3% | Highland
Glen Ord Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1838 | active
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Meet #5 | 10/12/10 | Hosted by Jamie
Our priciest whisky to date, we went out on a limb for our Christmas Special and got hold of a bottle of Glen Ord 28yo.
Honey-sweet at first with rich molasses coming through. The floral tones of a Christmas wake: lilies, marzipan and dried fruits. Finishes with a hint of coffee, vanilla and manger hay.
A rich, earthy flavour with the windswept reminiscence of moorland walks with a grouse. The breeze brings thoughts of seasalt, lavender and highland pastures; a blade of grass clenched between milk teeth. Thoughts soon turn to home, with a citrus burst, golden syrup and a smoky paprika afterthought.
Finish & Comments
Peppery rocket leaves blast through a lingering lemony finish. After-tones of persistent marmalade and melon sweep though a cocoa climax.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
89 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 6)
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