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Glen Ord 1974 23 Year Old

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

1st Apr 2014


Glen Ord 1974 23 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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There are not that many official releases from Glen Ord in the market today. Besides the entry level malt Glen Ord 12 Year Old, there are the beautiful 25, 28 and 30 Year Olds. Diageo also released Glen Ord in their Rare Malts Selection twice. One from 1974 and this one from 1973, both at the age of 23. This one has an ABV of almost 60%.

The nose is pungent and oily on green herbs, but no fruit to speak of. Think dille, parsley and a twig of mint. It even has a sour edge that needs some time to evaporate. Rather farmy, which was unexpected and in all honesty not very nice in this case. Only after about five minutes does it turn sweet as chocolate with praline filling.

The attack is feisty, but not scorching. That is good. On the palate, it is bulls eye from the get go. Nicely fruity on sour apples and lemon juice, but with a nice trace of woodsmoke. Nuts. Make that nougat.

The finish is medium long and sweet.

If you can still find the bottle, be advised that it will set you back around 350 EUR which I find overpriced. This was only my 11th Glen Ord which was quite nice, apart from the nose. Thanks, Chris!

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