Singleton 41 Autographed
Singleton 41-Year-Old Single Malt – autographed by Maureen Robinson. Mrs Robinson is “Master of Malts” for Diageo with a career spanning 40 years in the whisky industry. Mrs Robinson personally selected the casks for the Forgotten Drop Series and crafted these single malts personally. To have her autograph on the bottle makes this already rare bottle (only 600 released) very special and unique.
The Singleton of Glen Ord 41-year-old single malt from the Forgotten Drop Series was launched in Asia on 7th September 2017. Originally launched with a sale price of £2,200 due to its scarcity, as only 600 bottles were made. The inaugural release was made using a small batch of predominantly refill American oak casks, different from the distillery’s traditional use of refill European oak ex-Sherry casks. “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,” explained Maureen Robinson, Singleton’s “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.
The resulting liquid takes on “depth of taste” and complexity on top of the distillery’s signature balance and smoothness, the company added.
Overall it’s a complex and exhilarating taste that is finely balanced and nicely smoothed out – you catch whiffs of light gingery notes, with a suggestion of candle wax and even smoke, together with berries and tropical fruits. Expect a delicately minty palate and the smooth finish of exotic green floral notes. Adding a splash of water will reveal more spiciness and crisp bitterness.