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The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 year old

This is the Asian expression of the Singleton collection and one I found on recent trip to India. I have been utterly underwhelmed by this “Singletons” to date, nothing bad or offensive about them but they seem to highlight that there are too many perfectly average single malt whiskies on the market today that are only differentiated by marketing budgets and packaging.  However in this case I was surprised. This was excellent and knocked the other two Singletons into a cocked hat. Yes I said it, a cocked hat. The nose was elusive but enticing with hints of vanilla. The taste had sweet red apple with some sherry and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel was rich and very smooth. The finish was also sweet with brown sugar and baked apples and spices. It was delicious and almost worth the trip on it’s own. Very curious to try the 18 year old expression now.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope