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The Singleton


Whisky, Highlands



The Singleton of Glen Ord, 38 Year Old, 1981

1x70cl £1,750.00

4 bottles £1,750.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Rich, deep amber with copper lights. Outstanding beading and good viscosity. On the nose it is mellow and generous. The immediate top notes are rich, fruity, and sweet, with aromas of red apple, mango, pineapple, and candied citrus fruits. These fruity tones are soon succeeded by almond oil and vanilla pod, and later vanilla fudge, on a base of sandalwood. A drop of water opens the nose a little while keeping the same profile. On the palate it is thick and creamy with a vibrant, sweet start in which rich opening notes of fudge lead smoothly into a lightly spicy, intense, and fruity taste suggesting cinnamon-spiced baked apple, drying gently into an autumnal peppery warmth that envelopes the palate. Appreciably deeper in taste than its younger siblings, it shows the classic Singleton smoothness, being richly flavoured, well balanced, and easy to drink straight. The palate opens to reveal hints of orange citrus while with a dash of water more sweet flavours of vanilla ice cream and caramel fudge are perfectly balanced by just a trace of salt, still with a light touch of that Szechuan pepper warmth.

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