Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old Special Release 2022 The Enchantress of the Ruby Solstice

Part of the Special Releases from Diageo, this is the 2022 bottling Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old ‘The Enchantress of the Ruby Solstice’. As the legend goes, a bewitching enchantress once lived deep within the emerald caverns of the River Ord. Powerful and beguiling, she could make the water dance at her command. As each solstice approached, she would fix her diamond bright gaze on the river and weave its currents into rich and indulgent ruby-red wine. As they flowed through The Singleton’s water source, these charmed currents imparted The Singleton with a luscious and alluring character, as spellbinding as the ritual of the ruby solstice. Chasing the river’s edge beside The Singleton of Glen Ord, the story of singular enchantment carries weight.
This Single Malt was matured initially in refill American and European oak casks, before being treated to a period of eight years in wine-seasoned casks, then bottled at cask strength.

    Nose:    Dry overall, the gentle nose gives a vinous first impression, backed by spicy, woody notes of oak shavings and beech. Alluring aromas of tart red berry fruit and creamy vanilla spread among them, and a hint of wax appears in the development.

    Taste:    An ultra-smooth, mouth-filling texture prefaces a lively, intense taste; barley-sugar sweet, with a pinch of salt. That sweetness becomes pleasantly tart, with suggestions of gooseberry and crisp grape.

    Finish:    Lengthy and palate-drying, as pepper-heat lingers in a last kiss of silken spice.