Scotch By Nino Marchetti / March 29, 2014 Another recent Asian Scotch travel retail release, besides the Macallan offering I highlighted yesterday, heralds from Diageo’s Glen Ord distillery. Known as Singleton of Glen Ord Artisan, this non age statement offering is finished in Pedro Ximenez wood casks.Singleton of Glen Ord Artisan, according to Diageo, is hand-crafted once a year in small batches of individually-numbered bottles. It is part of the Singleton Reserve Collection, which Scottish female master distiller Maureen Robinson was given freedom of control over to “create a personal expression of the finest flavours of The Singleton using a combination of traditional whisky making skills and contemporary thinking.” Other bottlings in this collection include The Singleton of Glen Ord Liberté and The Singleton of Glen Ord Trinité.Pricing around $149 for a 1-liter bottle, tasting notes from this interesting 40% ABV whisky from Diageo are presented below.Nose – Subtle layers of fresh citrus and rich dried fruits with a lingering delicate smokiness. Palate – Sweet and fruity with intense notes of sun-ripened grapes and cinnamon spice. Finish – Distinctive and ultra smooth.