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GLEN ORD   12 years old 40%     INFO            
NORTHERN HIGHLAND MALT
'I Shine not Burn' (Very Old Bottling)
Produced in Glen Ord Distillery
John Dewar & Sons, Perth

GLEN ORD   23 years old 60,80%           INFO   
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1974
Bottled October 1998
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
United Malt & Grain Distillers, Glasgow

GLEN ORD   12 years old 43 %    INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY             
Northern Highland Malt
Decanter
The Glen Ord Distillery,
Muir of Ord, Ross-shire

GLEN ORD   28 years old 58,3 %    INFO            
SPECIAL RELEASES 2003
Fine Cask Strenght
Single Malt Whiskies
THE HIDDEN MALT
Northern Highland Malt
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2003
Limited Edition
3600 unique hand finished,
etched Glen Ord Decanters
Genummerde Decanters
Glen Ord Distillery,
'A lively, complex whisky'.

GLEN ORD   25 years old 58,3 %                
SPECIAL RELEASES 2004
Fine Cask Strenght
Single Malt Whiskies
THE HIDDEN MALT
Northern Highland Malt
Distilled 1978
Bottled 2004
Limited Edition
3600 unique hand finished,
etched Glen Ord Decanters
Genummerde Decanters
Glen Ord Distillery,
Muir of Ord, Ross-shire

GLEN ORD   30 years old 58,7%       INFO    
SPECIAL RELEASES 2005
Natural Cask Strenght
NORTHERN HIGHLAND MALT
Scotch Single Malt Whisky
THIRD LIMITED RELEASE
Limited Edition
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2005
6000 bottles worldwide
Vatted from a mixture of
American Oak and European Oak
refill casks each more
than 30 years old
Hand-finished, etched
Glen Ord decanter
Glen Ord Distillery,
Muir of Ord, Ross-shire

ORD   over 12 years old 70o Proof         
Distilled at Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord
Peter Dawson Limited, Glasgow

ORD   10 years old 56,9 %            
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled March 1985
Bottled July 1995
No additives
No colouring
No chill filtration

THE  SINGLETON  OF  GLEN  ORD
Matured for 18  years  40 %         
Perfectly Balanced, Naturally
Rich & Smooth
Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Ross - Shire

GLEN  ORD         Aged  20 years old  54,40 %                 
A  BLADNOCH  FORUM  BOTTLE
Dist. 6th February 1990
Puncheon no. 1160
Bottled. 9th June 2010
653 Numbered Bottles
Bladnoch Distillery, Wigtown


also see The Singleton of Glen Ord

Highland Malt
The Northern Highlands
GLEN ORD   (1838  zie ook ORD

eerder ook wel uitgebracht onder de namen Muir of Ord, Ord, Glen Oran en Glenordie.
Muir of Ord, Ross-shire. Licentiehouder: John Dewar & Sons Ltd, Perth. Onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. De Malt divisie van United Distillers Ltd. Het eigendom van Guinness.
Gesticht in 1838 door een coöperatie van tien landbouwboeren die op deze wijze een hogere opbrengst dachten te krijgen van de door hun verbouwde gerst.
Er waren tien distilleerderijen in bedrijf, waarvan negen deel uitmaakten van een coöperatie.
De eerste licentiehouders waren Robert Johnstone en Donald McLennan, die handelden als Ord Distillery Co.
In 1843 was Johnstone betrokken bij een bankroet en in 1871 overkwam McLennan het-zelfde.
De zaken werden voortgezet door de weduwe van McLennan die wat later een bankman trouwde uit Beauly, Alexander McKenzie.
In 1887, toen Alfred Barnard de distilleerderij bezocht werd er 207,600 liter (80.000 gallans) whisky per jaar geproduceerd en verkocht in Leith, Londen, Singapore, Zuid - Afrika en andere kolonies.
De merknaam was toen Glen Oran.
De eigenaar van Ord Estate verkocht de distilleerderij in 1896 aan James Watson & Co, Ltd, whiskyblenders te Dundee.
James Watson was al in het bezit van Pulteney en Parkmore en hij investeerde fors in Glen Ord.
Glen Ord was gesloten van 1917 tot 1919.
Watson ging, net als zoveel andere whiskyfirma's in liquidatie, omdat dat profijtelijker was dan door te gaan.
In 1923 werd John Dewar & Sons Ltd, whiskyblenders te Perth eigenaar van de distilleerderij, en in 1930 werd Glen Ord na het samengaan met de Distillers Company Ltd (D.C.L). onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
Gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog was Glen Ord weer gesloten.
Tot 1949 was bestond de verlichting van de distilleerderij uit parafine lampen, toen werd men aangesloten op het electricieteits net.
Totdan was een waterturbine de belangrijkste krachtbron.
In 1958 werden in de distilleerderij experimenten uitgevoerd met verschillende vormen van het stoken van de stills, kolen, direkt en inderekt, en olie.
In 1968 werd een grote trommelmouterij gebouwd die ook de andere distilleerderjen van de groep in het noorden van Schotland en Talisker op Skye van mout voorzien.

Het water komt van Loch Nan Eun en Loch Nam Bonnach, twee meren die worden gevoed door water afkomstig van de omliggende heuvels.
Op het etiket van de flessen met whisky staat 'I Shine Not Burn', de slogan van Clan McKenzie, wat betekent: Ik straal.^ maar brand niet.
Het meeste van deze malt gaat in de Johnnie Walker blends. Ongeveer 10 % wordt als single malt whisky gebotteld.
Men produceert ongeveer 3 miljoen liter whisky per jaar. Het water komt van Loch nam Bonnach en Loch nam Euan. De Mash tun is 12 ton. De acht Wash backs zijn elk 60.000 liter.
De drie Wash stills zijn elk 17.000 liter, de Spirit stills, ook drie, zijn elk groot 16.000 liter en worden met stoom verhit.
Guinness nam Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd in 1986 over en in 1987 The Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.). Beiden tegen hun zin. In 1988 werden beide groepen van bedrijven samengevoegd en de nieuwe naam werd United Distillers Limited.
Op 12 Mei 1997 staakt de Fransman Bernard Arnault van L M V H zijn verzet tegen de fusie voor een afkoopsom van ƒ 800.000.000.
De nieuwe naam van de gefuseerden zou eerst G M G Brands worden maar op 22 October werd bekend dat de naam Diageo zou worden, afgeleid van het Latijnse woord voor dag en het Griekse woord voor wereld.
Diageo wordt het grootste drankenconcern ter wereld, groter dan Seagram en Allied Domecq samen met een omzet van 40 miljard gulden.
Op 28 Maart 1998 verkoopt Diageo het whiskymerk Dewar's en het ginmerk Bombay voor E 1,15 miljard aan Bacardi Martini. Het afstoten van de twee merken was een voorwaarden die door de Amerikaanse mededingingsautoriteiten was gesteld aan de goedkeuring van de fusie tussen Guinness en Grand Metropolitan.
Dewar's heeft een omzet van ruim één miljard gulden en een marktaandeel van 10 %. Het merk is marktleider in de V.S.
Diageo is de overkoepelende naam voor vier ondernemingen: United Distillers & Vintners, (U.D.V.), Pilsbury, Guinness en Burger King.
Onderdeel van de verkoop houdt ook in de overname van de distilleerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla door Bacardi Martini.
Balmenach wordt in December 1997 verkocht aan Inver House.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Re-leases series.

Juni 2006
Diageo brengt een nieuwe 12 jaar oude single malt whisky uit van de Glen Ord distileerderij: The Singleton of Glen Ord.
Deze whisky wordt uitgebracht in Korea, Taiwan, Philipijnen en Thailand.
Waarschijnlijk volgt wat later een 18 jaar oude met dezelfde naam

October 2012
Diageo announces that it has applied  
for planning permission to double the capacity of Glen Ord distillery.                                                                                                                                                                        

Installing 6 stills and 10 wash backs will increase the output to 10.000.000  litres of pure akcohol at a cost of  25.000.000 pound.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

April 2013

Diageo has named Teaninich near Alness as the location for its plans to build a new 50 million pound new malt whisky distillery and will be adjacent the existing Teaninich distiller y
but will have its own name and indentity and will have the capacity to produce 13 million litres of spirit p[er annum from its 16 stills.

Diageo also invest 12 million pound in expanding the Teaninich distillery to almost doubless capacity.

The site will also feature a bio - energy plant.

The work will begin in 2014.

Diageo also will invest in Mortlach distillery  in building a new still house and an other invest-
ment will be at Glendullan distillery to process co products in an anaerobic digestion process, producing bio - gas which will be used to power the Glendullan distillery.

There are also expansion and upgrade developments for more then 40 million pound in
Linkwood, Mannochmore, Glendullan, Dailuaine, Benrinnes, Inchgower, Cragganmore, Glen Elgin, Glen Ord and in a new bio - energie plants in Glenlossie and Dailuaine.

Also new warehouse are build at Cluny near Kirkcaldy.

And at Talisker  a new visitor centre is build for a 1 million pound.


GLEN  ORD

2006  The Singleton of Ord 12 year old is launched
2010  The Singleton of Ord 15 year old is launched in Taiwan
2012  The Singleton Limited Editions are launched at 32 and 35 year old
2013  The Singleton of Ord 18 year old is launched
          The Singleton Reserve Collection is launched, Signature, Trinity, Liberte and Artisan

The aroma of Glen Ord’s new make spirit – which smells like a freshly cut lawn – is created by having clear wort, long fermentation, a high cut point and copper rich distillation. By keeping the water in the shell and tube condensers hot the ‘conversation’ between vapour and copper is extended. The actual condensing takes place in after-coolers. A sweet toffee undertone, and gingery spice are added through maturation when the low levels of peat smoke also reveal themselves.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
The Singleton

The Black Isle was noted for being the site of Ferintosh, the four-strong distillery site which the Forbes family was allowed to operate on a dry free basis from 1688 to 1784 as a reward for supporting the Hanoverian kings. By the early 19th century, it had become the heartland of distillation, with moonshiners sharing the land with nine licensed sites.

The distillery at Muir of Ord was built later, in 1838, by the local laird Thomas MacKenzie, who then leased it out to a succession of owners who ran it with varying degrees of success. Things stabilised in 1896 when the Dundee-based blenders Jas. Watson took charge and expanded the site. Watson’s then sold it on to Dewar’s in 1923 and two years later was absorbed into the greater DCL (Diageo) estate.

It is one of only three distilleries currently which are self-sufficient in their malt requirements [the others are Roseisle and Springbank]. Its original floor maltings were replaced with Saladin boxes in 1961, which in turn were removed when the large drum maltings was built in 1968. Today it produces malt for all of Diageo’s northern plants, Talisker and, on occasion, makes heavily peated malt for Islay.

A recent rise in demand (from blenders and as single malt) has seen Glen Ord expanding twice. The first phase saw capacity rise to 5m LPA and a second (completed in 2014) saw that double to 10m LPA.

It has been available as single malt since the 1980s, although under a confusion of different names: Glen Ord, Glenordie, Ordie, Ord, and Muir of Ord. Diageo has now plumped for Singleton of Glen Ord and is promoting it heavily in the Asian market.

1838
Thomas Mackenzie founds the Glen Ord distillery
1847
Mackenzie places the distillery on the market
1855
Glen Ord is bought by Alexander MacLennan and Thomas McGregor
1870
MacLennan dies and his widow (and her new husband, Alexander Mackenzie) takes over the running of the distillery
1878
Mackenzie builds a new still house but it burns to the ground almost immediately
1882
The Glenoran name is registered for whisky produced at Glen Ord
1896
The distillery is sold to James Watson & Co following Mackenzie's death
1923
Glen Ord is sold to John Dewar & Sons; the whisky's name is changed back to Glen Ord
1925
Dewar's becomes a part of CL
1961
Glen Ord's maltings are abandoned and a Saladin box installed
1966
A further two stills are installed, bringing Glen Ord up to six
1983
Malting at Glen Ord stops entirely
1988
The Glen Ord visitors' centre opens
2002
Glen Ord 12 Year Old launches
2006
The distillery's whisky is bottled as The Singleton of Glen Ord for the first time as a 12 year old
2010
The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old is released in Taiwan
2013
The Singleton of Glen Ord Trinité, Liberté and Artisan are released in travel retail
GLEN ORD FACTS

CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
75hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Lightly peated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Mainly in house
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
Lightly peaty
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
66-68%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
16,200
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain
STILLS i
6
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
19,200
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Plain
WASHBACK TYPE i
8 wood, 2 steel
WASHBACKS i
10
WATER SOURCE i
Loch Nam Bonnach, Loch Nan Eun
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Creamed
OWNERS

Diageo
1997 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

United Distillers
1986 - 1997
Distillers Company Limited
1925 - 1986
John Dewar & Sons
1923 - 1925
James Watson & Son
1896 - 1923
Alexander MacKenzie
1870 - 1896
Alexander McLennan
1868 - 1870
Thomas McGregor and Alexander McLennan
1855 - 1868
Robert Johnston and Donald McLennan
1847 - 1855
Thomas MacKenzie
1838 - 1847

SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD 41 YEAR OLD UNVEILED
08 September 2017
The Singleton of Glen Ord has announced its oldest release to date – a 41-year-old single malt – as part of its new Forgotten Drop series.

The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old
Unusual release: The 41 Year Old is aged in American rather than European oak
Unusually for the distillery, the spirit was matured in refill American oak casks, rather than the European oak ex-Sherry casks Glen Ord is better known for.

Bottled at its cask strength of 49.9% abv, it is also the oldest liquid released by the Highland distillery in its 180-year history.

Available exclusively in Asia, Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old is limited to 600 bottles, priced at £2,200 each, and is said to offer a variation on the distillery’s signature green-grassy flavour.

Glen Ord master of malts Maureen Robinson, who has spent 40 years working for distillery owner Diageo, said: ‘With The Singleton Forgotten Drop Series we set out to find more than just very old whiskies; we wanted to find exceptional whiskies with unique cask maturation.

‘The influence of the refill American oak makes The Singleton of Glen Ord 41 Year Old so precious, as it’s so unusual for this distillery to have a whisky of this age in this type of wood.’

Carrying ‘light, waxy fruit, citrus and salty-spice’ notes, the malt will be followed in the Singleton of Glen Ord Forgotten Drop series by more releases of the distillery’s rarest stocks.
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