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Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
11.1999
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
47
Number of bottles
366
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2017 10:59 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.95

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44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Orkney Distillery 1999 MBl

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great complexity, development, albeit with a slightly wobbly finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Directly a sense of a very light smokiness, accompanied by a dampened freshness. This feels very much like walking on a misted morning between the meadows. As we found in the previous bottling, there is a slightly rubbery scent, but not very discomforting. Reminds of a new garden hose. Very soon the minerals and chalk take over. Wet stones after a heavy rain shower. Again this is very nice. It tends to become more and more mineral, maybe even singular, with a whole array of minerals, wet woodlands. Straight like an arrow, with some minimal mineral nuances. Virtually no cask influence is noticeable. After a while some surprising hints of cassis wine gums come forward, together with overripe apples, and distant fresh lemons. It become more and more fruity, blueberry sauce and finally a hint of leather shoes. Very good!
    • Taste
      88 88
      A well balanced arrival with the expected chalk, wet stones, and sand turning into mud (it started to rain now). Like the nose very mineral, with again a very subtle smokiness, at perfect strength and with long aftertaste. In particular the smoke lingers, reminiscent of distant bonfires. The palate also shows more of a maritime side, with a salt and hints of smoked mackerel. There is paraffin, tiger balm and wax in the aftertaste, accompanied by sea spray, a few drops of lemon juice, and after a while, lemon skin. This makes it fresher, maybe even slightly sour. It is also slightly musty and I find more fruits in the (blueberries and blackberries) in the background of the finish.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish, but slightly weird.

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Actually simply knitted, yet hidden rich in nuances and, above all, extremely enjoyable and drinkable. Arrives really well!
    PLV: only 8/10 - simply not cheap!
    • Nose
      Fresh! Salty, lemon, fish? In the background relatively subtly fruity - sweet, honey, sugar candy, heather;
    • Taste
      Amazingly clear hints of smoke on the palate, of which there was simply nothing to see in the nose! The smoke is discreet and really beautifully embedded, again comes the subtle fruity-sweet touch, again salty;
    • Finish
      Maritime, subtle smoky, spicy, pleasantly warming;

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