Monday, November 15, 2021


Diageo, has today announced the launch of a new 39 Year Old expression, from The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery 39 Year Old (46.2% ABV) was initially matured in a combination of port, red wine, Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, before being finished in French Bordeaux casks.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery 39 Year Old 

This latest and second oldest expression from The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery, was created by award-winning Master of Malt Maureen Robinson, who pushed boundaries to create a single malt Scotch whisky which epitomises the intensity and lavishness of exquisite European wines.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery 39 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of rich fruit cake with wine-soaked raisins, candied orange peel and toasted almonds on the nose. Followed by notes of clove studded fruit, blackberries and muscovado crumble on the palate.

Commenting on the news, Maureen Robinson, said: “I am in a privileged position to be able to use the skills I’ve acquired over my more than forty years at Diageo and apply them to experiment with flavour; something The Singleton gives me the freedom to do. This whisky marries my work in Scotland and my own personal experiences of flavour recollections through vivid memories of visiting family-owned wine estates in France where I travelled years ago. I was adventurous in my approach over the years with this whisky, drawing on memories of tasting the ripened grapes fresh off the vines, and newly uncorked wine around a table with my friends. Tasting a dram takes me back to that time; a shared epicurean adventure and moment of indulgence.”

Limited to 1,695 bottles, The Singleton of Glen Ord Distillery 39 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £2,295.

Posted by Steve Rush