thewhiskyguide.com    
 

All Distilleries

   
  Scotch Single Malt    
  Irish Whiskey    
  US Whiskey    
  Blended Whisky    
  Vatted Whisky    
  Independent Bottlers    
  Whisky Production    
  Whisky History    
  Tasting Notes    
  Selected Whisky    
  Online Shopping    
  Books    
  Travel    
      
     
     
     
  Links    
  About    
  Info    
  Contact    
  Advertise    
  Copyright    
  Whisky News    
       
       
       
       


 

Glen Ord Distillery

Highland

   
 

Glen Ord lies slightly north from Inverness. The distillery is included in Diageo’s ‘Hidden Malts’ series. Ord Distillery was founded in 1838 by the Ord Distillery Company, Robert Johnstone and Donald MacLennan. The distillery had produced whisky illegally for a few years before they received their licence. In 1896 Glen Ord was bought by the blended company James Watson & Co. They ran the distillery until 1923 when it was acquired by John Dewar & Sons. Up until then the whisky had been sold under the name ‘Glen Oran’, but was now renamed ‘Glen Ord’.

In 1930 Glen Ord was sold again, this time to the Scottish Malt Distillers. During the following decades the distillery was continuously improved. By 1966 it had been completely re-built and re-equipped. For example, the floor maltings was converted to a Saladin Box system, and the number of stills was increased from two to six. The malting improvements continued, and in 1968 a new drum maltings was completed. This facility is still in use and supplies many of the current owner Diageo’s distilleries with malt.
Besides Glen Oran, Glen Ord has also been named Ord, Muir of Ord and Glenordie. Glen Ord has won several awards for their whisky, for example in 1994, 1995 and 1998. The 1998 award was the gold medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for the best single malt aged less than 15 years.

   
       
 

A Selection of Glen Ord

Online Shops

Glen Ord 12

   
 

2005-06-26

TWE*

 

 

   
 

Glen Ord 12 yo 43%

£28.49      
 

Glen Ord 25 yo 58,3%

£99.50      
 

Glen Ord 23 yo Rare Malt 1974 60,8% cask strength

£69.99      
 

Glen Ord 16 yo Managers Dram 66,2% 75cl

£275.00      
           
 

Short Fact: Is included in Diageo’s ‘Hidden Malts’ series. Glen Ord is also used in Dewar’s blended whisky.

   
 

Character: Fruity and malty, complex and dry.

   
 

* Buy Glen Ord online at Thewhiskyexchange >>

   
 

* Buy whisky online at Internet Wines & Spirits (US customers) >>

   
 

Production at Glen Ord

   
 

The process water used by Glen Ord is taken from the stream White Burn (Alt Fionnadh in Gaelic). The White Burn is fed by the two mountain lakes Loch nan Eun and Loch nam Bonnach. The first loch is fed by the spring flood, the other by rain.
The distillery has its own malting facility consisting of eighteen drums each holding 30 tons. The malt they use for their own production is slightly peated. The mash tun is made from cast iron. They have eight washbacks made from Oregon pine, each holding 59 000 litres. The three onion-shaped wash stills hold 18 000 litres each, and the slightly smaller spirit stills hold 15 500 litres each. Both sherry and bourbon casks are used for storage.

   
 

Contact Glen Ord

   
 

Glen Ord Distillery
Muir of Ord, Beauly,
Rosshire, IV6 7UJ
Scotland

Show on map +local weather(Multimap) >>

   
       
 

Phone : +44 (0) 1463 872004
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 870101

Manager: Eric Walker

Visitors: Glen Ord has an exquisite visitor centre which is open all year round. July –September: Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5pm, Sunday 12.30am-5pm. March-October: Monday to Friday 9.30 am-5pm.November-February: If you plan to visit during this period, we advise you to contact the distillery in advance. The admission is £4 and is refundable upon purchase in the gift shop.

Owner: Diageo

   
       
Did you find this text particularly interesting? Is there something you miss? Do you wish to read more about some other topic, a particular distillery, whiskey or whisky? Drop us a line! We at The Whisky Guide always strive to improve our service, and we welcome your thoughts and comments.

Tell a friend about thewhiskyguide.com >>

 

Send a Comment to us at thewhiskyguide.com >>    
 

© Copyright 2005, Chill Communications, all rights reserved.


   
     

 

 

 

  All Distilleries    
 

All the facts you need about distilleries in Scotland and from across the world! History, production, whiskies, how to visit etc.

Distillery List >>

   
 
 
  Whisky Forum    
 

Discuss the latest news and releases in the Whisky Forum. Read other members' travel tips or give them yours. The more we use the forum, the better it will be!

Whisky Forum >>

   
 
 
  Online Whisky Shops    
 

Want to shop for whisky online? A good place to start is The Whisky Guide's links to online whiskey shopping.

Online shopping >>

   
 
 
  Selected Whisky!    
 

Recommended whisky by The Whisky Guide!

Selected Whisky >>

   
 
 
  Whisky Poll    
 

What do YOU think? Take part in our polls at The Whisky Guide. We publish the results of our polls regularly here on the site and in our newsletters.

Whisky Poll >>

   
 
  Newsletter    
 

Subscribe to The Whisky Guide's Newsletter and receive news, articles, recommended whisky and updates directly to your mailbox!

Newsletter >>

   
 
 
  Whisky Travel    
 

Are you planning a whiskey trip? Be sure to scan our travel section before you leave!

Travel >>