Glen Ord, one of the Singleton distilleries while most of the production still goes to the Johnnie Walker blends. Considering it’s an active distillery I have tried very few expressions.
In our glass today is a Glen Ord 2007 recently bottled by Decadent Drinks in the WhiskySponge series.
Glen Ord 13 yo 2007 (48,5%, WhiskySponge 2021, refill hogshead, 337 btl.)
Nose: a light start, on grassy notes, lemon cordial and lots of gooseberries. Green apple peelings. Green tea with lemongrass. There’s also a nice waxy, oily side and a faint flinty touch.
Mouth: pure no-nonsense whisky made for the summer. Some hoppy fruits, wine gums, green tea again. Hints of sweet malt, ginger and pear eau-de-vie. Distillate-driven with no frills whatsoever. Plenty of zesty notes and traces of limoncello.
Finish: medium, on lemon zest, sweet grass, ginger and a light hint of Schweppes.
Well you can’t just focus on old, collectible stuff, can you? This is a summery drinker’s whisky, aperitif style. Light, not very complex and easily drinkable. This sold like hotcakes, but you’re all going to drink it, right? You really should.
Happy birthday, Angus!