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The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 yo

It’s really just surplus Glen Ord 12 yo bottled under the ‘Singleton’ label and sold at duty frees etc..

The original ‘Singleton’ label was created by United Distillers (one of the parts of today’s Diageo) for Auchroisk back in the 90s to make an unpronounceable name sellable.

The label has since been applied to other big blending distilleries to move stock. There’s the Singleton of Dufftown, Glendullan, and this is Glen Ord – Apparently it is distributed by region and here in the AsiaPac, we get Glen Ord, which is a blessing methinks, since the other 2 aren’t well received…

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Nose  Nose: Honey, and light sherry notes, like top-end of the olfactory range , not dark fruit and chocolate but fresh, sweet and ripe … Ribena??  Also somewhat oily in a nutty way. And a little rancio/wet cloth combo somewhere in there. Nothing to turn anyone off, nothing to impress with. I think I know where the taste is going.

Taste  Palette: Young whisky, very ‘forward’. Sweet sherry shows, and wood influence –  warm wood spices (just a bit) Cinnamon? Vanilla (just a bit). Pine? (Just a bit) Very middle of the road.

Finish  Finish:  Short, but drying, and lightly herbal.

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Alright, so its designed to please as many people as possible. At least it is not offensive, and fairly priced.

Go on then, have it with a burger, or tapas.

Not a smear on Glen Ord’s name by any count, why I have a highly praised 30yo Ord lurking about waiting to be enjoyed: Clear example of how a distillery can make good malt and blending malt.

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