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Glen Ord 30yo

(58.7%, OB, 2005)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlen Ord
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlen Ord
Alcohol By Volume58.7%
Other Details2005
Issued2005
Average Score90


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin93
Olivier Humbrecht89
Robert Karlsson90
Konstantin Grigoriadis90
Ho-cheng Yao88
Luca Chichizola90
Thomas Lipka89
Rich Howard88
David Wankel86


Retired Maniac Ratings
Michel van Meersbergen90
Luc Timmermans92


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivefebruary06-2.html#150206


Tasting Notes
Rich Howardthe nose is immediately malty and citrusy, infused with plenty of lemon, as i generally expect from Glen Ord. there's some polished oak table in the background, but no sign of wood dominance here at all, despite the age. with time, hints of green apples and navel oranges drift through, intertwined with light herbal notes, and a dash of vanilla. quite crisp and clean, a stately, well-balanced nose. the palate offers plenty of tart green apple, hints of lemon, delicate herbs, with a long tannic finish. a drop or two of water softens the tart green apple on the nose to a slightly sweeter red, drizzled in fresh lemon juice, the oaky notes a little more prominent now, lemongrass, sweet herbs and a dash of powdered sugar lingering in the background. the palate is simultaneously sweeter on the approach and more herbal on the finish now, with some apple and orange citrus throughout, and a dash of vanilla. i think i like this one neat, despite the ABV.