Singleton Of Glen Ord 40 Years Cask Strength
Beginning as a typical Singleton 12 Year Old, the whisky was transferred to several rum casks to double mature for a further 28 years. To enhance the base notes of dark chocolate and ripe plum, they were then married in rare Solera casks of Zacapa and Royal Rum to create a decadently sweet, exotic and velvety dram. Presented in a stunning wooden case, and bottled at 45.9% abv. The expression is the finale of The Singleton’s Epicurean Odyssey Series: three releases bottled to ‘pursue deeply pleasurable flavour.’ Malt Master Maureen Robinson pushed secondary maturation in experimental casks to the extremes, and then layered on further deliberate enhancements to create their most indulgent whiskies.
On the nose, one finds notes of dried apple, cocoa, plum and sage, with hints of toffee and oak shavings. The palate is sweet and fruity, complicated by notes of sea-salt and sour plum. Lashings of dark chocolate follow, along with sweet banana, pineapple and pear flavours, and a spicy undercurrent of black pepper. On the close, the peppery note comes to the fore, with a whisper of waxy smoke.
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