Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Exclusives
Stated Age
09 years old
CM 002
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Nov 2017 4:42 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.99

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13 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Orkney 09-year-old CWC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Too bad the aftertaste evaporates quickly. Otherwise this would have been a really good whisky.

    (Edit: my taste notes are very similar to my notes from the highland park 12)
    • Nose
      Without a doubt a highland park. Clear sweet peat, heather, apple, honey, punchy from the alcohol, smoke, little leather.
    • Taste
      Actually, the nose blends seamlessly into the palette. Here a little more pepper and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Smoky but unfortunately a bit short.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Not far from what I imagine the 12YO would be like if it was bottled at higher strenght.
    • Nose
      This is Highland Park, and there's some typical Highland Park notes on the nose.

      But there's more prominent licorice here.

      And sweet soft fudge.

      Reminds me of the brown pieces in Basset All Sorts.

      Apples, some orange, but not as zesty as the 12YO.

      Modest sweet vanilla oak.
    • Taste
      Very similar profile to the 12YO.

      But at 50% it's got considerably more umpf.

      Sweet with fudge and nuts.

      Strong espresso.

      Spicy rich. Dry cinnamon in almost powder form.
    • Finish
      Spicy, dominated by that dry cinnamon.

      Turning to light sweet then very drying bitter coffee grounds.

      Just short of medium. Would have loved a bit more, because this is good.


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