One of the three single malt Scotch whiskies sold under the Singleton brand, Glen Ord is a typical Highlander Scotch. It shares the Singleton brand name with the Glendullan and the Dufftown, both Speyside Scotch whiskies.
The Singleton Glen Ord 12-year-old is the most commonly available expression from the Glen Ord Distilleries available under the Singleton brand, the other expressions being The Singleton Glen Ord 15-year-old and The Singleton Glen Ord 18-year-old.
Culmination of combining the water from White Burn and barley from the Black Isle, the Singleton Glen Ord 12-year-old is described as a fruity, and complex single malt Scotch that is smooth in finish and rich in taste.
The Singleton Glen Ord 12-year-old single malt Scotch has an alcohol strength of 40% ABV. It is matured in Oak barrels from America and Europe, and the Glen Ord Distillery emphasizes on the slow fermentation process that lasts 75 hours, and how these factors contribute to its rich and complex taste.
It was founded in the year 1838 by Thomas Mackenzie, the Glen Ord Distillery is currently the only remaining distillery on the Black Isle province of the Highlands. Placed fortuitously in a location with abundant supply of barley, and sources of fresh water, the Glen Ord distillery has passed hands through several different organizations and owners but has consistently maintained their output of some of the finest single malt Scotch whisky.
It is now owned by Diageo, and produce source whiskies that are also used in Johnnie Walker blends.
The tasting notes carried by the Singleton Glen Ord 12-year-old are as follows;
Winy top notes initially give way to sweet plummy, and zesty orange aromas followed by aromas of toffee, caramel and chocolate.
Fruity, and well-balanced with flavors of plum and ginger. Smooth and cooling with a fruity tartness of preserved plums and gingery sweet malt.
Medium, well-rounded and a smooth texture.