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.