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Overall rating
86.06/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
WFFA (WFFA)
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
27
Number of bottles
266
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Kirkwall B1989 Orkney
Added on
05 Feb 2018 7:05 am by yoavg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Member Senior Desbriere
Newbie thebeastbolton

18 × member ratings

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94
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91
Expert Junior Andoman42
89
Member Senior Newhey
88
Member Senior Schneckerl
87
Expert Junior manndl
87
Member Junior RvanR
87
Expert Senior Jevan
87
Expert Junior Nebulous
86
Member Senior yoavg
86
Expert Senior ragnar
86
Expert Senior moviemaniac
86
Expert Senior Drk Neknul
86
Member Senior WhiskyCask
86
Expert Senior Heptagon
84
Member Senior yori
81
Member Junior UKwins
80
Member Senior to14go
73

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
22
Finish
20
Balance
21

Tastingtags

3 Notes

moviemaniac
Expert Senior moviemaniac Note
11 Feb 2018 7:30 pm
moviemaniac gave this whisky 86 points

The spirit is strong with this dram! After 17 years in the cask, this one retains a lot of freshness and youth, but the roughness has been polished off by the wood, just how it should be. A profile I quite like and thus I’m happy with my name ending up on the label.

Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2018/02/11/tasting-wffa-2000-17-yo-orkney-single-malt/

http://Maltklaus.net - MaltKlaus' Daily Drams
Jevan
Expert Senior Jevan Review note
10 Feb 2018 9:34 pm
Jevan gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
84
Price
90
Presentation
90
Jevan My Collection
Jevan
Expert Senior Jevan Tasting note
10 Feb 2018 9:23 pm
Jevan gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Initially, a touch of alcohol then a warm, malty and fruity nose develops with touches of floral honey and vanilla. Hints of earthy farmyard and dusty barn. Ripe red apples or peaches and a hint of acetone solvent. Light oak. With water, a change occurs giving some maritime notes with salt breeze,  old fish-boxes and a hint of smoke. The change in nose is quite dramatic and pleasing, making the addition of a touch of water a worthwhile endeavor!

Taste

Initial taste is very malty and coats the inside of your mouth with an oily and smoky mouthfeel. There is more smoke than the nose suggested. Some spiciness appears next, usual suspects white pepper and a hint of cinnamon. Ripe fruits, peaches and nectarines. With water, the spiciness recedes a little and we get some herbal notes appearing

Finish

Medium finish with lots of spices and an astringent, mouth drying quality.

Comments

This is a nice dram but it confirms my initial tasting that it lacks a certain Highland Parkness that I would have liked, especially to the taste. Obviously, the type of cask will drive this but I expected more smoke and honey than I actually got. It gets better with a touch of water and swims reasonably well. I would give it a solid and respectable 86.

Jevan My Collection

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