The Singleton of Glen Ord distillery is steeped in history. Founded on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands, it sits on a stretch of land that had been in the possession of Clan Mackenzie for nearly 700 years, when Thomas Mackenzie built the distillery in 1838. It is from this famous Scottish clan that the distillery adopts its motto, Luceo non uro, meaning “I shine not burn” we continue to be inspired by this today, with the emphasis on slow batched distillation.
Situated in the rolling Convall Hills on the edge of a river where salmon spawn in winter, Glendullan is a picture-perfect image of the majestic Scottish countryside and the producer of an award-winning Single Malt. With access to crystal clear fresh water, barley grown on rich local soul and even a private railway that transported the casks south, the distillery prospered and by 1902, its whisky had found favour at the court of King Edward VII. Using large onion-shaped stills in the distillation process, Glendullan crafts a light, delicate, green apple spirit profile. The spirit is predominantly matured in American oak ex Bourbon casks, which naturally impart layers of sweet, nutty flavours, and blended with a small portion of liquid rested in the European oak ex Sherry casks to lend a rich fruity dimension for a perfectly balanced Single Malt. Master Blender Keith Law oversees the blending of the casks, tapping on 36 years of experience to bring to the life the delicate and distinct expressions of the portfolio.