Glen Ord Carn Mor SSC, 2012 5 year 50,0%, 0,7L, bourbon barrel 800162.
Glen Ord Carn Mor SSC, 2012 5 year 50,0%, 0,7L,
Glen Ord is one whisky distillery located in the Scottish Highlands and is the only remaining distillery on the Black Isle. Glen Ord won the prize for the best single malt whisky at the international wine and drinks festival in 1994 and 1996 and at the world festival in 1996 and 1997.
Thomas MacKenzie or Ord inherited the estate in 1820, where a large part of the land was used for the cultivation of barley, the basic raw material for ao whisky. At that time there were about 10 distilleries with a permit working in this area, which is the entire harvest for the production of whisky used. This was the fastest way to convert the harvest into money, which meant that the tenants could pay the rent again. The water of Loch took Bonnach and Loch nan Eun was used to run the waterwheel, which was responsible for the drive of the machines. The water for use in the distillation process was taken from a source known as Cuckoo well. In the beginning the distillery was called the Ord Distilling Company; founded in 1838 by Robert Hohnstone and Danold MacLennan with 18 employees.
At the beginning of the 1th World War in 1914, the Glen Ord distillery was closed by the government to use the barley as food for the population. In 1919, the distillery opened again and 4 was sold to Thomas Dewars & Sons of Perth later on, which later merged with Distillers Company. The latter sold Glen Ord in 1930 to Scottish Malt Distillers, part of Distillers Company.
At the beginning of the 2 World War in 1939 the distillery closed again and was only restarted in 1946 and three years later electricity was installed for the first time. In 1958 the flour mill was closed and in 1961 people stopped with malting on the floor and Saladin boxes were installed. Five years later, production was increased by tripling the coal-fired boilers from 2 to 6, steam-heated condensers were also added,
They continued to improve the installations and in 1968 mechanical floor malt houses were built next to the distillery, which could not supply Glen Ord, but 7 other distilleries from Scottish Malt Distillers. Glen Ord continued to use his Saladin Boxes for malting. In 1985, DCL, including Scottish Malt Distillers, was merged with Guinness, bringing the grain and malt distilleries together under the name United Distillers Ltd.. In 1997, Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merged with Diageo, with headquarters in London.
In 2001, Glen Ord became the first distillery in Scotland to put a water purification plant into operation and is now producing whisky for Diageo for Johnnie Walker and Singleton, among others whisky's. In 2014 production was doubled due to the installation of new boilers. Glen Ord AD Glen Ord Carn Mor SSC, 2012 5 year 50,0%, 0,7L, bourbon barrel 800162.
Nose: Here are also many fruit notes with lemon and orange. Fruit lollies and sorbet ice cream and a small touch of eucalyptus with pine needles
Taste: In the mouth these flavors come together which is very warming
Finish: Spicy and warming