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Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
29.03.2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1836-008
Number of bottles
330
Strength
63.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2018 10:03 am by theograph
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71,09

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59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Orkney Single Malt 2007 Cl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A delicious drop with extremely great PLV. Springbanky Highland Park
    • Nose
      Flowery and slightly fruit-sour sweetness with light subliminal smoke, mineral to maritime, slightly grainy and malty, bitter lemon juice, a bit stuffy warehouse in the background, after the first sip, a lot of vanilla is added
    • Taste
      Acidic tangy onset, lots of pressure on the tongue, light mineral smoke, some pepper, citrus-like lemon zest, water makes it nice creamy sweet, white wine, vanilla
    • Finish
      Especially mineral on the finish, light oak, spicy without great bitterness, citrus notes on the palate, water makes the finish very round and harmonious

  2. Simo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great ex-Bourbon representative! Straightforward but with a lot of island character! Top! (89 / 90P).
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, wet stones by the sea, mineral, lemon;
    • Taste
      Straight forward, mineral, maritime notes, lemon, malt, altogether for 63% extremely tasty and balanced!
    • Finish
      Straight forward, strong, mineral, long!

  6. Tauti scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What Serge (praised be his name) says:

    Orkney 10 yo 2007/2018 (63%, Claxton’s, hogshead, cask #1836-008, 330 bottles)

    63% vol.? Wish me luck… Assuming that the cask was filled at 63.5% vol., we would say that much has been lost within those ten years… Colour: white wine. Nose: rather massive, raw, a tad burnt, a tad feinty, very porridge-y, but there are notes of wet rocks, limestone and chalk underneath… I can’t wait to add a good ten drops of Vittel (no Nestlé don’t send me any monies)… With water: perfect mineral, grassy, smoky, barley-y, lime-y distillate. What I sometimes call ‘a blade’. Some raw wool too. Mouth (neat): I think this is great, but I’m not too sure. Grapefruit, very lemony IPA (Citra-led), raw neutral eau-de-vie (apple), white cherries… With water: immaculate spirit. Smoky barley, limestone, plasticine, soot, lemon, smoky porridge, a touch of salt… Finish: long and dry, with more pepper. Bitterer aftertaste (leaves, chlorophyll). Comments: good, it’s perhaps not immensely complex, but it sure is one of the finest distillates on this planet. SGP:362 - 88 points.

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