The Singleton is renowned for the smoothness and balance of its Whiskies. The Singleton Glen Ord is particularly known for its richness and fruitiness, here enriched by a different, more intense maturation cask.
This small batch of The Singleton Glen Ord, matured for a full 18 years in freshly charred American oak hogsheads and never before released, combines smooth distillery character with subtle complex aromas and intensely spicy tastes.
The subtle aroma suggests nougat, with traces of dried apple, on a zesty orange peel base. The compelling and powerful taste starts with the sweetness of caramel toffee, the orange peel introduces a surprising intensity that swells with complex spices. The finish is long and leaves the palate tingling.
The cask type used is a very unique wood type for a whisky of this age, and certainly not something which has been seen often in the past, as the use of freshly-charred wood gives a much more overt wood flavour with pronounced spicy notes.
The Special Releases collection is a carefully curated annual selection of Diageo’s most precious stocks. It includes rare offerings from famous names, as well as supreme examples of the less well known, and closed, or ‘ghost’, distilleries. Connoisseurs and collectors can purchase the special releases with confidence knowing they come from the distillery of origin.
The Whiskies are natural in colour, hold a natural cask strength and none are not chill-filtered. Nothing is added, nothing removed, the precious liquid presented in each bottle the creation of pure mastery of distillery craft. “One of the biggest and most prestigious annual whisky launches” - The Whisky Exchange