The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Year Old is a smooth, rich and 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. The long fermentation allows the whisky to develop its flavour slowly, simply and naturally, which makes it one of the best scotch whisky.
Launched in 2011 in India, in more modern times, the iconic whisky distillery 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.
Other labels in the same range include, the Singleton of Glen Ord Signature, Singleton of Glen Ord 15 year old, and the Singleton of Glen Ord 18 year old single malt scotch.
The Glen Ord is a whisky producer located 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. Safe to say, it is one of the top whiskey brands in the world!
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. This is what it takes to make the best highland scotch.
What does scotch taste like? Tart, tongue-coating and fruity, the influence of the European oak makes The Singleton of Glen Ord complex, accessible and even moreish. The finish of the Singleton of Glen Ord is short, creamy but thin with tastes of vanilla.
A fruity, well-composed Singleton that manages to be both light and smooth without compromising any depth of flavour or fullness of palate. This single malt scotch whiskey is a creamy, cleansing Highland malt. On the nose, the Singleton of Glen whisky is leather and nutty at first with a hint of honey and vanilla tones.
Best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water or in cocktails, Glen Ord 12 year old finds an ideal partner in summer fruits and rose petals. Buy a bottle for celebrations or just on a quiet night to be sipped leisurely.