Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskykeller (Whk)
Bottling serie
Lord of Orkney
Calculated age
15 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 dec 2017 10:21 am by FX90
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 106.90

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32 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Orkney Distillery 2002 Whk

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    At first I didn't like the butterscotchy thing on the nose but it went away and was not there on the palate - water recommended. Overall pretty OK.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Butterscotch, sherry, vanilla, toffee, hints of leather, whiffs of heather, seabreeze
    • Taste
      86 86
      Punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, more leather notes, little peat, some seaweed, subtle sweetness, little fruitiness
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Only short Notes. ..noise is the best...srong and spiritly taste and a rough finish...but good

  3. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Good, even appealing, how many HPs. A bank, so to speak. But no grenade. A little bit lacks the often beautiful honey sweetness of the HPs. Specifically, a bit more salt and sulfur than usual. Nevertheless, somehow a great HP from the sherry barrel, subtle and not exuberant.
    • Nose
      Salt, coast, butterscotch with salt, sulfur, burned meat, ashes, smoke, dark honey, herbs, heather, sherry, oak.
    • Taste
      Salt, smoke, heather, honey, herbs, lemon, pepper, fish, sulfur, match, ash, smoke, oak, dry. With water more oak or acid, barely or minimally sweet, still salty and dry.
    • Finish
      Dry, lemon, oak, salt, smoke, ashes.

  4. DocF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Without the sulfur, that would have been a 90-year candidate. Even with the bath gone nose, I like to give 87P.
    • Nose
      Sulfur discovered at the first fouling → preventive left for longer now ~ 20min. He has then reduced to a vegetable broth note. Maybe a bit lazy orange. Subtle smoky and yellow fruit nose, herbs. Due to the sulfur, unfortunately, I still can not get through much. A touch of vanilla. More lazy orange with water. Uargh.
    • Taste
      Without water he bites quite well. Typical sherry notes: oranges and plums, kräutriger smoke, soil, resin, undergrowth. Privet hedge, plant sections, a really voluminous thick and fat distillate. Mud, air after the rain, no sulfur. Fruit fruity, with the fruit interwoven smoke, less soil, more resin, a little salt?
    • Finish
      Mint, oranges, fir honey, earth, spice rack, dried meadow in summer. Warm, long, excellent.


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