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Whisky Magazine Issue 142

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Glen Ord

Glen Ord
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A well-balanced dram. Nothing lacking, nothing too much. Just pleasant.

Glen Ord 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Anyone not quite understanding the term "malt" should try this whisky. All will then be clear.

Glen Ord 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 I have long had a sneaking feeling that this malt was underrated. It is: based on my first tasting of the day, in April, 2003.

Cadenhead's Glen Ord 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
7 ‘Born on' dates are not a big issue when John Barleycorn must die, yet this whisky seems to have an especially fresh maltiness. A refreshing dram for the sultry suns of summer.

Rare Malts Glen Ord 1974, 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.80%
8 Far paler and less sherried than the main version from this distillery. I would like at least some sherry to round the gingery spiciness, but I like the way that rose character comes through in this o...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Special Reserve Glen Ord 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
8 A successful and intriguing balance between fragrance and dryness. Worth a look.

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