Glen Ord-Summary

Glen Ord is a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands and is the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle. Its principal product is an eponymous 12-year old single malt whisky. The distillery won awards for the best single malt at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1994 and 1996, and at the Monde Selection in 1996 and 1997.
The Glen Ord Distillery was founded in 1838. Its soil, the barley, the sea air and the marvelously soft water that imparts Glen Ord Single Malt Whisky with a “Flavoursome roundness,” which has earned this unique spirit the International Wine and Spirits Competition '94 & '95 Gold Medal for the world’s best single malt and the '96 & '97 Monde Selection Awards. It is known as the “Richer Malt” from the Black Isle in the Northern Highlands.

The history of Glen Ord is entwined with Scottish lore and the MacKenzies of Ord. The distillery was prized by other distillers for its unique characteristics long before becoming available worldwide. Its impressive reputation is firmly established in Scotland - especially among blenders who included Glen Ord to add a premium note to their whiskies.
Glen Ord is approachable perfect for those new to single malt and a drinkable alternative for those who have already discovered the joys of single malt.

Glen Ord is an accessible, unstuffy and refreshingly informal malt whisky with an instant appeal. Unlike other single malts, much of Glen Ord’s distinctive flavour profile is due to the distillery’s unique twin water source known locally as “The White Burn” which includes lakes fed by rainfall as well as from spring water.
The climate is bold, the aroma of barley malt fills the air. A scuttle of water from the village well has softness that belies the tanginess of the sea air. This is the village of Glen Ord whose homes have been carved from the rocky Black Isle. Unlike other whiskies, the barley is grown right on the Black Isle and specially malted adjacent to the distillery. Glen Ord lacks the “burn” often associated with single malt, while offering a mellowness and sociability that makes it particularly appealing.

Upon tasting Glen Ord, single malt authority, author, and connoisseur Michael Jackson, extolled, “Perilously drinkable — a smooth, well rounded choice.”
Today the distillery continues to produce Glen Ord whisky for Diageo, which includes the whisky in Dewar blends and Diageo’s "Hidden Malts" series. The distillery offers public tours throughout the year with hours on a seasonal schedule.

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