Glen Ord 9 years 1st fill ex-bourbon & refill hogsheads by James Eadie 46% 700ml
A small batch whisky from only 3x casks. All American oak hogsheads.
Bottled at 46%, this whisky is non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
Whisky Type:Single Malt Whisky
Release:Bottled in 2021
Cask Type:ex Bourbon barrel
From the “Small batch” range of Independent bottler James Eadie.
Located on the on the Black Isle, Glen Ord is one of the behemoth distilleries in the Diageo portfolio. Famed for its bright, grassy character with a feint wiff of peat on the back palate. Glen Ord is one of three completely self-sufficient distilleries in Scotland, in regards to their malt requirements. The malting at Glen Old provide a large portion of the grain for Diageo’s northern distilleries, and occasionally some of the requirements for Islay.
Nose: Orange zest and flakey pastry. Gorgeous American oak character, like coconut husk and French vanilla.
Palate: Dry roasted peanuts and walnuts burst on the front palate, also with a fatty macadamia texture. Fresh strawberries and pears linger.
Finish: A dry coconut husk character lingers, leaving us wanting for that oily and nutty palate.
James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.
Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.
Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky, which has been thoughtfully recreated using the extensive ledgers left by Eadie. These ledgers named numerous distilleries and cask types which are still available today and these are what make up the bulk of the modern James Eadie brand today.