After reviewing a 12 year old and 15 year old, it is now time for the last one in my Singleton of Glen Ord series: the 18 year old. And like the other two this one was also bottled for the Asian market, but you can also buy it at the distillery.
So far I haven’t really been impressed by this series, so I hope that the oldest of the three has more to offer. Let’s find out, shall we?
This Singleton of Glen Ord is bottled at 40% ABV.
Singleton of Glen Ord 18 year old tasting notes:
Nose: Leather, a bit nutty and creamy. Some lovely milk chocolate. Followed by honey sweetness and caramel. There is a hint of pine and some fruits; like oranges and brambles. Not bad at all, the nose is actually quite nice.
Taste: Menthol. Some pineapple juice, oranges, and leathery. It’s quite thick at 40.0%. Somewhat oily, as if there is some kind of sweet olive oil. In the end I get some plums.
Finish: the finish is short to mid-long, somewhat creamy, menthol again and some faint spices.
The finish is better and has more to offer then the 15 year old and the 12 year old. It feels like this 18 year old Singleton of Glen Ord is more balanced. I like the nose the most and that is basically the same for the whole range. In my opinion, 43% or even 46% would make a big difference here.