Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old - The Enchantress Of The Ruby Solstice (Diageo Special Release 2022)In stock
As one follows the meandering path along the river's edge beside The Singleton of Glen Ord, the tale of its unique enchantment carries significant meaning. Situated on the Black Isle, it stands as the sole remaining Single Malt distillery, and the allure of this whisky resides in its luxuriously intricate flavors. The mastery of slow craftsmanship has always been the secret, allowing each phase of production, from malting to maturation, to progress at its own unhurried pace, resulting in a liquid that is harmonious, velvety, and captivating. This exceptional expression captivates the senses with its opulent character, honed over eight years of aging in wine casks. Tasting Note by Singleton:Nose: Dry overall, the gentle nose gives a vinous first impression, backed by spicy, woody notes of oak shavings and beech. Alluring aromas of tart red berry fruit and creamy vanilla spread among them, and a hint of wax appears in the development. A little water softens the nose and relaxes the aroma, without great alteration.Palate: An ultra-smooth, mouth-filling texture prefaces a lively, intense taste; barley-sugar sweet, with a pinch of salt. That sweetness becomes pleasantly tart, with suggestions of gooseberry and crisp grape. At reduced strength, it is not as tart, but still spicy; the sweetness is highlighted yet the appetising spicy heat remains.Finish: Lengthy and palate-drying, as pepper-heat lingers in a last kiss of silken spice. With water sweeter, now with a trace of fondant in the aftertaste.
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This unique expression underwent a two-stage maturation process, beginning in refill American oak casks and then concluding with a fascinating finish in Cognac casks, culminating in a 19-year-old bottling. Cognac casks are known for their potent influence on flavor, sometimes overpowering, but Glendullan has masterfully struck a balance here. Instead of dominating the profile, the Cognac finishing delicately seasons the whisky, enhancing its character in a truly delectable manner. Tasting Note by Singleton:Nose: Mild in feel, the nose shines with top notes of dried fruits suggesting dried figs and apricots or crystalised angelica and orange peel, while beneath this there is the dry scent of a light fruitcake, iced with spirited notes of vanilla-scented marzipan. More buttery notes emerge with a drop of water, which also brings up the spiciness.Palate: A soft, smooth and mouth-filling texture, oaky-dry at first, brings out layers of richly fruity flavouring which a lusciously sweet taste of ripe green apple is enriched by exotic hints of grape spirit and sweet coconut. A little water enhances the effect.Finish: Lengthy and warming, waxing sweet and faintly savoury with a trace of ginger spice and the merest touch of smoke.
Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a testament to the artistry of the distiller's craft. Produced in the heart of Scotland, this whisky exemplifies a commitment to excellence and tradition. Known for its smooth, approachable character, Singleton offers a range of expressions that cater to whisky enthusiasts of all tastes. From the gentle sweetness of Speyside to the rich complexity of Highland malts, Singleton whiskies capture the essence of their respective regions. With meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to quality, each bottle of Singleton is a celebration of the rich heritage and character of Scottish whisky.