THE SINGLETON: THE FORGOTTEN DROP is the annual release of our rarest & most precious stocks. Our Master of Malt, Maureen Robinson re-discovered a few very rare casks in the warehouse & crafted them together to create a series of exceptional & rare whiskies.
Matured predominately in refill American oak cask creating a rare & new dimension to Glen Ord’s signature character (Glen Ord is commonly matured in a high proportion of refill European oak ex-sherry casks). You’ll taste the fine balance and smoothness, rich tropical fruit aromas and hints of oak. Long, nutty and gentle dry finish with lingering notes of fruit and a peppery warmth. A very special dram.
Light and gingery, with a touch of warm candle wax and perhaps a mere hint of smoke. Wrapped in this, fruit; dark berries (blackcurrants) or perhaps tropical fruits in a rum-laced fruit salad, on a base of scented hand- soap. In time these rich aromas become deeper and more complex, with hints of oak. A drop of water reveals this fine dram’s lighter side, as the pleasing waxiness remains, now with a hint of honeycomb, the fruitiness that of citrus flowers drenched in woody notes of musk and sandalwood.
Smooth-textured, all enveloping and complex. A cooling, early sweetness with a touch of salt is soon infused with exotic green, floral notes. Lightly drying, as an appealing rounded, nutty note emerges to hint of old oak casks and leather-bound books. It’s very fresh, and quite astonishingly so for its great age. Not so sweet with water added, though retaining its appetising waxy smoothness. The fruitiness now becomes citrusy and the salty-spicy flavours move forward; it’s all still delightfully clean and clear.
Smooth, long, nutty and drying, with lingering fruit, a peppery warmth and another very faint suggestion of smoke. Adding water reveals more spiciness and a crisp, freshening bitterness. The palate is left lightly minty, cool and tingling.