The Singleton is passionate about crafting the best tasting, most accessible and perfectly balanced Single Malts.
One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Glen Ord 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, which means “I shine not burn” – we continue to be inspired by this today with our emphasis on slow batched distillation.
Heritage aside, Glen Ord’s locality allows it to draw on the purest water nature has to offer, aptly described as “water from the heavens and earth”. This exclusive twin water source combines soft Highland rainwater accumulated high in the Scottish mountains with water from the heart of an ancient artesian spring. Glen Ord is also one of a handful of distilleries that still malts it barley on site. The next step is a long fermentation process before the liquid is slowly distilled and left to mature predominantly in rare European oak ex Sherry casks. The rich and complex whiskies are finished to perfection through the masterful skills of Maureen Robinson, one of the most experienced blenders in the industry. Glen Ord is our super deluxe offering within The Singleton family.