A Glen Ord for Summerton Whisky Club

About Summerton Whisky Club

Summerton Whisky Club is a members' club founded in 2018 by Dan Humphrey. They share unique and wonderful whiskies with their members every month. Summerton's model is really simple (I like simple): each member pays £50 every other month, and every other month Dan sends them a unique bottle, delivered to the door, with postage included in that £50 price. Great whisky, great price, great service - its no wonder Summerton are one of our favourite whisky subscription clubs.

Our collaboration with Summerton Club

We’re delighted to collaborate with Summerton Whisky Club in June. We believe that great whisky is meant to be opened, shared and enjoyed; so partnering with Summerton to share a whisky with their members is really exciting.  This month's whisky is a 5 year old Glen Ord bottled exclusively for Summerton Whisky Club.  

Glen Order whisky distillery

About Glen Ord whisky distillery

Glen Ord is a Highland distillery founded in 1838, making it one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. It is now the only remaining distillery on the Black Isle, in the north east of Scotland - a peninsula jutting out of the Scottish mainland and into the North Sea.

Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and to use the long fermentation and slow distillation methods followed there for generations.  This investment of time and effort produces a very high quality spirit.

A lot of Glen Ord is used as a blending component in big brand names, as it is a smooth Highland whisky that adds a wonderful thread to many whiskies.  But we think their spirit is delightful and deserves to be showcased in its own right; as we have done here, with a fantastic ex-bourbon barrel that yielded 332 bottles at 46%.

Glen Ord single malt scotch whisky for Summerton Club

Glen Ord 5 year old whisky tasting notes

This whisky is an exercise in delicate restraint that allows the quality of the Glen Ord spirit to shine through and makes for the perfect dram for hot, sunny days.  

  • Colour: light straw, an honest reflection of this natural colour, non chill filtered, whisky.  
  • Nose: perfumed, delicate and floral, it has a buttery note to it along with green apple skin and cut pear, reminiscent of a good chardonnay.
  • Palate: those green notes continue on to a smooth palate, with apples, pears and grapes that are joined by notes of vanilla, walnut and just a little icing sugar sweetness. 
  • Finish: a medium finish rounds off this gentle and pleasant summertime dram with a touch of warming wood spice.

For maximum enjoyment, keep the bottle in the shade so that the whisky is cool, pour yourself a dram, and find a sunny corner of your garden on a late summer afternoon; kick back and relax.

But, that's what I think. You can find out what No Nonsense Whisky thought in his YouTube review here, Swedish Whisky Girl in her YouTube review here, and Whisky Shared in his YouTube review here.

Do you want to bottle your own whisky?

We love working with whisky clubs like Summerton, bars, restaurants, and aspiring independent bottlers. We can help you buy a cask of whisky, and bottle it. Contact us today if you'd like help bottling your very own whisky.

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