Glen Ord 2004 11 Year Cask #142 Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)
Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland
Reviewed July 12, 2019 (edited December 21, 2020)
Seeing the uniform opprobrium that greeted this youthful Glen Ord single cask has made me a little nervous about reviewing it! I tasted this a few months ago but neglected to do my Distiller homework and put my thoughts to paper. In a shocking turn of events . . . I really liked this one! My tasting notes on it indicate that the nose featured lots of sweet grain, vanilla cake, egg batter, and butter cookies. The palate was a mixture of butter and lemon, with hints of salt and scrumptious ripe apple. It wraps up with lasting lemon tartness balanced by warm butter and floral accents. The strangest thing of all is, I'm not really the biggest fan of Highland whisky, but I found this one to be a pleasure. Thanks @PBMichiganWolverine for the sample!