Scotland > Highland > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Glen Ord
This Cadenhead Glen Ord was selected and bottled for the group known as the Companions of the Quaich. There are only 198 bottles available of this 13-year-old single malt, bottled at 55.1%.
This bottle was featured on Day 18 of our 2018 KWM Whisky Advent Calendar.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: malty, honeyed and sweet; raspberry and kirsch eau de vie; red shoelaces, vanilla pods and hibiscus syrup; a building spicy backboned with candied ginger and wood spices.
Palate: still sweet, honeyed and malty with a toasty-creamy mouthfeel; chunky barley with a flinty minerality and creamed honey; more red shoelaces, subtle floral tones, vanilla and hibiscus syrup; crisp citrus fruits and a coating oily body; the spices build with each sip: more candied ginger and wood spice.
Finish: coating, creamy, malty and oily with more ginger and wood spice; fresh and honeyed with orange and white fruits.
Comment: this bright, honeyed and spicy malt is a very well balanced dram, and a sessionable whisky; independent bottlings of this whisky are hard to come by making this a rare find.
Evan's Tasting Note
Nose: floral and spicy notes along with lots of toasty, malted grain. Sunflower seeds pistachios, a touch of canola oil, grapefruit rind, baked apples, cinnamon, yeast and bread, and dried grass clippings.
Palate: spicy ginger and black pepper meet creamy honey in a burst of flavour and sensation up front, pineapple, golden delicious apple and yellow plums, vanilla and light oak and wood notes.
Finish: The spice sticks around eventually makes more room for the sweet notes to linger. A touch nutty and dry on the very end.
Comment: The battle between spice and sweet is a lot of fun. It might take your palate a few sips to acclimate, but once it does there is no looking back.
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