The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Year Old smoother, richer, perfectly balanced Single Malt Whisky. Fields of golden barley grow here in rich, dark soil. Water ‘from heaven and earth’ cascades down the White Burn river from two mountain lochs, one fed by springs, the other by rain. The traditional ways that shape The Singleton of Glen Ord have remained unchanged. Every skill and every ingredient used here is still found locally. Local barley is still malted and carefully dried at the distillery. Long fermentation allows the whisky to develop its flavour slowly, simple and naturally..
More recently, they have released the outputs of three different distilleries in three different markets under the Singleton name. North America gets Glendullan, Europe gets Dufftown, and Asia/Pacific gets Glen Ord. Of these three, only Glen Ord used to have a fairly standard release as a single malt, though Glendullan was available as a Flora & Fauna bottling.
Glen Ord is a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands and is the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle. Its principal product is an eponymous 12-year-old single malt whisky. The distillery won awards for the best single malt at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1994 and 1996, and at the Monde Selection in 1996 and 1997.
A long fermentation – up to 75 hours in fact – combined with slow, batch distillation and a maturation in both American and European oak casks makes for a rich and rewarding Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Tart, tongue-coating and fruity, the influence of the European oak makes The Singleton of Glen Ord complex, accessible and even moreish.
A fruity, well-composed Singleton that manages to be both light and smooth without compromising any depth of flavour or fullness of palate. A creamy, cleansing Highland malt. Best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water. Glen Ord 12 year old finds an ideal partner in summer fruits and rose petals.
Colour: Warm amber.
Aroma: Toasted nut, rich fruit, barley sweetness and walnut.
Palate: Sweetness and crunchy nuts, smooth fruity richness, hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar and espresso coffee.
Finish: Medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp with a delayed, lingering warmth.