Distillation Year: 2000
Casks: From fresh charred american oak hogsheads
Place of Origin: Muir Of Ord
Availability: Limited quantities worldwide
Bottle Size: 700ml
The Singleton of Glen Ord is particularly known for its rich and fruity distillery character, which on this occasion, has been enriched by a different, more intense maturation process.
This small batch release of The Singleton of Glen Ord has been matured for a full 18 years in freshly charred American oak hogsheads which combines a smooth and balanced profile with subtle complex aromas and intensely spicy tastes.
The wood type used is very unique for a whisky of this age and certainly not something often seen, as the use of freshly-charred wood gives a much more overtly wooded flavour.
The subtle aroma suggests nougat, with traces of dried apple, on a zesty orange peel base.
The compelling and powerful taste starts with the sweetness of caramel toffee, the orange peel introduces a surprising intensity that swells with complex spices.
The finish is long and leaves the palate tingling.