Glen Ord 1999 MoS cask no 31212 54,5% 70cl
Glen Ord 1999 Malts of Scotland bottling
Bourbon Hogshead Cask No: 31212 1 of 289 bottles
distilled 09.03.1999 , bottled 03.2010
54,5% natural cask strength , 70cl
03 - 2013
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Glen Ord 1999/2010 (54.5%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #31212, 289 bottles)
Colour: full gold. Nose: a full, rich, almost thick and oily nose at first nosing, with a lot of vanilla, light honey,
beeswax and warm brioche. Its only after a few minutes that additional whiffs of lamp oil and putty do emerge,
together with a few tannins and some mocha (newly sawn oak). Very modern so far, very newish American oak
but there is some Glen Ord character behind all that. With water: greatest news ever (am I exaggerating a bit?),
the oak is down and the spirit is up. Much better balanced, with Ords smokiness coming through together with
quite some caraway and juniper berries. Mouth (neat): even more modern than on the nose, more extractive for
sure, with this very peculiar combination of vanilla, ginger and barley sugar that screams new (or rejuvenated)
American oak. Hyper-extractive, really, with little room left for the original spirit in my opinion - unless water will
unleash it! With water: not quite, its rather the sweet caramel and maple syrup that comes out with water.
Liquorice rolls. Finish: long and very sweet, with quite some ginger liqueur in the aftertaste.
Comments: hmm. This is technically perfect, they probably had 25 engineers behind that hoggie
night and day. Again, all perfect and eminently quaffable but what it lacks is emotion in my view.
The epitome of modern malt whisky. SGP:641 - 85 points.