Glen Ord Hogshead 12 yrs Highland Cask Strength Signatory Single Malt Scotch Whisky
One of but a handful of Scotch whisky distilleries that possess onsite barley maltings, Glen Ord has a decidedly large maltings capacity of around 36,000 tonnes annually, thus it also provides malt for several other Diageo-owned distilleries. The Glen Ord distillery lies in the village of Muir of Ord to the north of Inverness. It was during the 13th century that King Alexander III gave areas of land to the Mackenzie’s of Ord. In 1820, Thomas Mackenzie inherited a plot of land and used much of it to grow barley.
AGED: 12 years
DISTILLED ON: February 20, 1998
BOTTLE ON: August 19, 2010
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 3477
COLOR: Bright gold
NOSE: Spicy with woody peat and red apples. Creamy acacia honey, ginger and a hint of wood smoke.
TASTE: Quite fruity too (tangerine, pear, sultana, pineapple), on a dry malty foundation.
FINISH: Lighter notes of grass, hay, linseed oil and dried vanilla