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Overall rating
86.09/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
06.06.2002
Bottled
30.10.2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
270
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
the Gathering 2017
Added on
01 Nov 2017 2:15 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123,54

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97 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Orkney 2002 Arc

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.09 points

  1. wataya scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sweet malt notes, hay, almonds, slightly mineral, citrusy, fresh apples sweet and sour, smoky notes, juniper and grasses.

    Peach, caramel and vanilla, sweet maltiness, apple compote, strawberries and raspberries, citrus and pepper notes.

    Light, short with peaches, caramel, dry wood notes, lemon peel and little smoke. Sample of WB.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Salty, smoke, vanilla
    • Taste
      Pepper, a little smoke, a lot of sweetness, vanilla and toffee
    • Finish
      Peppy and dry

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    I had such a smoky sushi combination before 
    • Nose
      Buttery, vanilla, whiffs of smoke and leather, a sea breeze too
    • Taste
      Little punchy, honey, leathery, little smoky, seaweed, salty, soy sauce, a bit fishy
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, more punchy in the end

  4. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    complex interesting nose, in the mouth sweet with a hint of smoke, not much, peppery finish, also a touch of wood.... with water more harmonious nose, but a bit more aggressive in the mouth, sharp sweetness... overall not bad but nothing to write home about.

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice "naked" HP without too much cask influence.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The initial scent is rubbery, but before my hair start to stand on end, this is replaced by more fruity notes. It is fairly punchy and also quite dirty. I guess we are sensing the sherry cask here, which at first does not let much room for something else. Then hints of chalk, new leather, sweet apples, and citrus fruits start to come through. More lime skin, before it becomes sweeter. A few drops of water relieve more scents of fruits with red apples, pears, hints of tangerines, and oranges. I think this could very well be a refill sherry cask. Dirty raisins, chalky chocolate cake, chestnut puree, and a very faint hint of smoky bonfires. The smoke gets stronger after a while, and it becomes slightly waxy.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate also starts off very dirty, but this time more on mud, moss covered stones and leaves. Like walking in a forest during autumn. Then I get lots of chalk, minerals, together with hints of copper and iron. Ben Nevis enter my mind while tasting this. The palate stays quite musty, let us see if water can slightly freshen it up. Indeed, slightly fruitier, but still lots of chalk, a distant hint of bonfires, coal dust and barbecued fish.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is reasonably long with bonfires, minerals, chalk, a hint of waxes, and copper. In fact, it is quite complex, albeit also slightly grassy.

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