Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Diageo, has today announced the launch of a new 38 Year Old, cask strength Singleton of Glen Ord bottling.

Singleton of Glen Ord 38 Year Old (49.6% ABV) was initially matured in American oak barrels for 12 years, before being transferred into a number of experimental Bourbon, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Oloroso Sherry and new American Oak barrels.

The Singleton of  Glen Ord 38 Year Old

Twenty-six years ago, during a time of great experimentation at the Highlands based distillery, The Singleton’s Master of Malts Maureen Robinson, discovered an “elegant” 12 Year Old single malt with huge potential, which she and her team decided to add a second period of maturation.

The secondary maturation selection of casks, which were said to have been selected to seek out a perfect harmony of flavours, have helped to create a whisky that delivers notes of red apple, mango, pineapple, candied citrus fruits, almond oil, vanilla fudge and sandalwood on the nose. Followed a thick creamy palate, led by notes of fudge and cinnamon-spiced baked apples.

Commenting on the news, Maureen Robinson, The Singleton’s Master of Malts, said: “The Singleton 38-Year-Old was crafted during an era that was very exciting at The Singleton - a time of flavour experimentation and innovation across our whisky-making. Selecting new American oak casks was very new for us at that time at the distillery and we decided on a lengthy secondary maturation to continue to unlock the decadent layers of flavour in this single malt."

She continued by saying: "I remember tasting cask samples just three years into the secondary maturation and I was struck how even at such an early stage, we could identify the richness of flavour the new casks had presented. To mature those casks for more than two decades further was an exploration of how it is possible to unearth exceptional flavour within whisky, and it feels a real privilege to now share this truly delicious single malt with the world.”

Limited to 1,689 bottles, The Singleton of Glen Ord 38 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £2100,00.

Posted by Steve Rush