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Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
97
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

€ 120.55

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Whisky Reviews for Orkney 2002 Arc

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 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. MaltNerd scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sulphur alert! Huge box with matches, somewhere in the background citruses and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, peppery, caramel, citruses and some leather notes...
    • Finish
      Gentle with chocolate some puff of smoke with some bitterness in the end. Medium length.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla and creamy butter predominate on the nose, with some soft nutty sherry lingering in the background and a hint of gentle peat too. Classic HP heathery notes emerge with a little time in the glass and a drop of water. Really nice! Very similar profile on the palate, with plenty of creamy/buttery cereals alongside soft, ripe berry’s and orchard fruits. Not a hint of bitterness or sharpness. Lovely, long-lasting creamy and smoky finish. Excellent cask selection...straightforward but very, very enjoyable!

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Apple, vanilla, butter, wine gum and peat.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Vanilla, peat, marzipan and wine gum,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Vanilla shortbread, peat and wine gum

  9. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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