Mey Selections

Glen Ord

12 Years Old

ABV 51%
REVIEWED Issue 177
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Brand: Glen Ord, Goldfinch Whisky Merchants, Mey Selections
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 51%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Goldfinch Whisky Merchants
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: A little reserved, but in time comes tart red apple and ripe banana, cookie dough and blossom honey. With a little digging there’s almond and delicate florals.
Palate: Medium bodied. Overripe apple and pear builds in intensity. Toffee chews and lemon oils. Cantaloupe and subtle herbs, somewhere between Lillet Blanc and sweet vermouth.
Finish: Medium length. Those delicate fruits and herbs linger.
Comment: An elegant and refined dram with real complexity.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Syrupy figs, almond oil, chopped walnuts, toffee pennies and rich fruit cake. Greenhouse notes, with geraniums and green tomatoes, then meringue sweetness.
Palate: Earthy smoked notes, fruit salad of peach, apricot and apple. Then there’s a little aniseed heat, madeira cake, toffee sauce and almonds.
Finish: Desiccated almonds and a prickle of heat.
Comment: It’s nicely balanced and flavoursome, especially considering the heat.
Visit the distillery
Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Highland, Scotland
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