Whisky Review #106 Glen Ord 25yo 58.3%

glenordNow onto an OB from Glen Ord distillery in the highlands. Distilled: 1978, bottled: 2004.

On the nose: Prominent boubon notes! Rich and warm, nutty, toffee, furniture polish and honey. Good balance between sweet sugary notes and spicy cinnamon. With water the nose gets more velvety with raw vanilla and vanilla icecream.

On the palate: BOOM!! This is massive! Sweet and floral, cereals, quite spicy, pepper and a hint of bitter herbs -> Underberg. Getting a lot of the same notes with water added as well as a prominent and crisp maltyness. More herbal cough mixture/Underberg in the finish. Loong!

Frikkin’ amazing stuff! Such an entertaining malt to try, it never gets boring. I’m gonna have to track down more stuff from this distillery..

94/100 points

Thanks to Whiskymoro for the sample.

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