The oldest and rarest single malt the distillery has bottled in more than 170 years, the Master’s Casks Aged 40 Years showcases the combined character of casks derived from multiple generations of the Glen Ord Distillery. The Limited Edition comes in only 999 bottles for sale worldwide.
Glen Ord distillers had selected 10 American and European oak casks to house the liquid 40 years ago. Malt Master Maureen Robinson, who has 37 years of experience in the line, completed the work by tasting and crafting various combinations of casks.
The result? A whisky featuring a fresh fragrance and a richly-perfumed and fruity aroma with delicate, sweet fruity notes of orange and honey. Undertones of elegant dark chocolate truffles and hints of white pepper, smoke, and liquorice balance these features. The finishing is characterized by subtle nuances of the European oak casks and dried orange peel, figs, hazelnuts, and smoky coffee grounds, or plain dark chocolate.