Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Calculated age
11 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 apr 2018 4:24 pm by whiskyinstitut
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.00

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Whisky Reviews for Kiss from Kirkwall 2007 ANHA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      White wine

      Starts with a fine smoke note. Then comes caramel and vanilla. In addition chocolate and dried apricots. A gentle portion of salt accompanies the story. Now I'm back to the cream caramel candy.
      With a little time in the glass, fresh yeast dough and sugared mirabelle plums prevail. A hint of plum jam in the background. Some damp wood. Juicy, slightly bitter pear. A hint of malt and cooling mint. But what always stands out is this sweet creamy caramel candy. If he gets some air, the colleague becomes creamier with lemon ice cream and a dry waffle.
      If it tastes like it smells, I'll cut it away quickly. : D
    • Taste
      Surprisingly, the colleague Chilicharf starts dry and slightly bitter. The slightly salty is also immediately present. But he has a lot of booms. Tap on barrel strength. Dry wood, hay and dried trail mix. Almonds, nuts and a little sugared raisins. Roasted aromas, malt, vanilla and dried orange slices. Some caraway seeds, sweetened black tea and a hint of peach.
      Completely different from the nose.
    • Finish
      Rather long. First sweet with caramel. Then getting drier with a pleasant flavor. Slight oak bitterness.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smoky, peaty, maritime, harsh, dark, wooden, floral, sweet and fruity, this malt has a lot to offer. The nose is wonderfully layered, sweetness, fruit and smoke often play together. The taste is dominated by dark and tart aromas, and there are more maritime and salty elements to the advantage. The saliva is still properly stimulated even in the aftertaste, I like the dark walnut note very well. Creamy and tasty, tart and mysterious dark. Tastes and likes!

    22/22/22/21 (87P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shines in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter sticks an oily and tough streak. Slowly, small legs disappear and search their way back into the glass in slow motion, while subtle smoke unites with apples and velvety peaches on the first nosing. Caramelized sugar and malted cereal spread voluminously in the nose. Oranges and a hint of peat come up, meadow herbs and floral hints provide a fresh note, the alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated. The grassy and floral note becomes more intense, shortly thereafter sweet and fresh fruit notes with a hint of smoke and maritime hints.
    • Taste
      Shortly wooden elements flash, then smoky peat spreads on the palate, a discreetly sharp film envelops the tongue, the salivation is massively stimulated. Roasted cereal grains mix with dark wood tones and malty sweetness. Vanilla and burnt sugar are minimal, meadow herbs are whitewashed with dark walnut flavor, a few grains of salt roll over the tongue before wooden spiciness spreads over the tongue with a pinch of pepper. Herb and slightly burnt or peaty smoky, the taste is slowly in the finish.
    • Finish
      Pleasant warmth floods the palate, tart, slightly smoky wood tones stick to the tongue, here and there are fresh mint and a muted herbal note. With this dark base note, the aftertaste gradually fades and leaves a tart and smoky mouthfeel.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The enormously powerful start in combination with these light aromas almost surreal, but makes a certain appeal.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A lot of vanilla, ripe apricots, a little lemon and a bit of spicy alcohol are the start. After a while, the nose looks extremely supple. Flambéed custard with some garlic, then there are floral hints that become stronger with movement, heather and Alpine meadow. The lemon is still there, but very early. Warms up floral with peach juice. And yes, there is smoke in homeopathic doses.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth it also looks filigree, at least as far as the flavors are concerned, the onset is rather brutal. The main note is bright heather honey in which a few meadow herbs were snipped. At the second sip he looks much herbaceous, especially backwards, but now shows plenty of oak. The mouthfeel is pleasantly oily. The alcohol is sometimes young and tingling, almost metallic.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Filigree taste, filigree finish. The first sip he has disappeared extremely fast, the second part he remains a little longer harsh on the tongue, very slightly ashy.

  4. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful highland park. Unmistakable.
    • Nose
      Flowery fragrant malt, light sea air, wet stones, sugared oranges, light and again very flowery smoke, water brings some woody notes to the front
    • Taste
      Here, the light peat smoke, floral, vanilla, again sweet malt, the nose is completely reflected again, very creamy, a bit peppery, a lot of heat
    • Finish
      Much heat, then sweet and mineral, quite bitter but somehow pleasant, the light smoke makes the finish nice and long

  5. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    "The next sip is wonderfully creamy and now looks sweeter and fruity." Oh yes, this malt can be really dangerous, every sip makes Kiss from Kirkwall smoother and more pleasing. At first I somehow got used to the peculiarity of this bottling, but the longer this malt is in the glass, the more addictive it is. Here, too, I have to mention again, as a lover of sherrylastigen bottling I do a bit harder with bourbon casks, and this malt has fully convinced me! (For me) unusual but delicious! As I write these lines, the intense and fresh peppermint note returns powerfully and leaves a wonderfully creamy walnut aroma ... Great!
    • Nose
      Occasionally, long and tough legs stick to the glass wall and fascinate me. With every tasting or dram I'm always fascinated by the look of a whisky. In this case, extremely long drops on the glass wall draw their paths back into the glass, bright amber shimmers and glitters in the glass enchantingly. The first impression of the nose takes a little getting used to ... Slightly smoky peat swells from the Premium Snifter, the alcohol is quite present, but does not bother. Sugar and sweetness penetrate through the peaty note, vanilla mixes with slightly burnt caramel and dark, spicy wood tones. A slightly fresh pinch dissolves from the otherwise rather dark nose, somehow I have problems to define the flavors properly. Sweetness, fruit, smoke, peat, fresh mint and somehow somehow "dirty". After about 10 minutes, the nose opens a little and velvety peach comes slowly to advantage. The fruit flavors are (even if it sounds funny) rather fruity and not sweet, always slightly smoky aromas through the nose, here and there flashes a handful of peat. In the next second the nose changes and fruity elements dominate the nose for a moment. At the moment, vineyard peach, nectarines and a touch of apricot are clearly perceptible, and more and more sweetness is coming to the fore. Sweet sugar, suppressed smoke and slightly sprittig, the flavors change constantly.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, the Kiss from Kirkwall spills over the tongue. Immediately, the alcohol from the palate crawls up the nose and tickles neatly in the nose. The second sip is carried by dark wood and fruit flavors. Chocolate and hazelnuts rest on the tongue, a touch of sulfur (no, it is not sulfur anyway) gives the taste a dark and oily note. Dark grain flavors and heather herbs blend with spicy and dark wood elements, a touch of walnut is intensified and spreads intensively on the palate. The next sip is wonderfully creamy and now looks sweeter and more fruity. With this tasty style, the taste goes into the reverberation.
    • Finish
      Fresh mint and dark nut flavors start auspiciously the aftertaste. Walnuts and dark wood flavors are fine in the background, spicy meadow or heather herbs stamp their echo. Tart and spicy wood tones are mixed with sweetness and fruit. For a long time, the different aromas in the entire mouth area rest before they suddenly fade away very quickly.

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [Blind tasting notes]

    Guess: something coastal and softly smoky à la Glen Scotia or Kilkerran.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Yeasty, vinous, with creamy vanilla, white wine vinegar, some herbal notes and a lactic sour side (lemon curd). Not sure if there's some smoke in here as well...
    • Taste
      84 84
      Uncomplicated but good. Quite a bit of oak. A nice back and forth between sourness and sweetness. Very honeyed, and I'm more positive about the smoke component now.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Unremarkable, on vinegar and lemon-flavored cough drops.

  8. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: straw, sour pineapple, fig jelly, goat's cheese (?!), Mineral. Minty freshness, a little vanilla, behind it discreetly something beautifully sweet, almost like freshly baked Maccarons. Wow, what a changeable nose.
    M: strong start but the alcohol is very well integrated, wonderful sweetness, massive saliva stimulating, a lot of vanilla. Mineral and slightly salty.
    A: Long sweet, still much salivation, slowly getting dry, really wonderful.
    Conclusion: for me today, excellent here and now. 90 points
    Tip: Bourbon barrel maturation. Maybe a Bruichladdich? 13 years and about 54%

  9. napets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    First impression:
    Straw yellow stands there and the Sägezähnchen form on the inside of the glass after a first swivel. That looks very high percentage.

    Grass / straw, bright fruits like pear, lychee but everything is relatively weak, in the background is a bit decrepit

    The alcohol is immediately full and dominates everything first. Gradually, the bright fruits come back.

    In the finish, the fruits are still there at the beginning. A musty furry feeling, however, spreads quickly in the mouth.

  10. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
      candy, green apple, smoke
    • Taste
      69 69
      green apple, lemon peel, toast, oak
    • Finish
      66 66
      bitter, oak, vanilla, fruits, dry

  11. mds51 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. hettrum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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