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Glen Ord Authentic Collection 12 year old single cask

Straw fields forever

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WReview by @Wierdo

25th Sep 2020


Glen Ord Authentic Collection 12 year old single cask
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My first Glen Ord and my first bottle from Cadenhead's 'authentic collection' single cask bottlings. Although not my first Cadenhead's I've had a few of their Small batches bottles and enjoyed them.

This can be drunk neat but was best for my palate with a teaspoon of water to a 50ml pour.


Grapefruit, pancakes, kiwi fruit


Some heat in the arrival (even with water) initially sweet limes. Then lots of straw, meringue, cornflakes, lemon cheescake and a hint of smoke on the development. Followed by a seperate distinct tobacco note.


Medium length with more tobacco and dry oak.


An enjoyable if somewhat unspectacular summer highland whisky. Decent quality as can be expected from a Cadenhead bottling. Not a distillery I would go out of my way to seek out in future. But another one off the list nonetheless.

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BlueNote commented

Nice review @Wierdo. I'm a Cadenhead fan and this one sounds like it's up to their usual standard. They seem to be very good cask selectors.

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Alexsweden commented

Thanks for the review! Sounds like a winner

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Wierdo commented

@BlueNote I don't think I've had a bad Cadenhead bottle yet. I have an 18 year old Benrinnes from them in my stash I'm looking forward to opening at some point!

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