Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Svenska Eldvatten (SE)
Bottling serie
Eldvatten Warehouse Experience #2
Calculated age
13 years old
Sherry Butt with PX Finish
Number of bottles
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 may 2018 9:20 pm by svenske2015
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 108.14

7 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Orkney 2004 SE

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.96 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol was well integrated, but I still needed a little water. The flavors were initially difficult to decipher. It has a bit of everything, nothing stands out concisely and with a few drops of water it is pleasant and delicious!
    • Nose
      A light smoky note, behind which sherry was hidden. Over time the smoke receded, making way for the sherry to come to the fore. It also became progressively mellower and tobacco and citrus appeared. The longer it was in the glass, the more floral notes were added.
    • Taste
      Very ethereal and fleeting on its own, as if it were about to evaporate on the tongue... floral notes remained! With a little water there was liquorice, wood and a sherry sweetness and over time the floral notes turned into big flowers and bouquets. I couldn't find the smoke coming out of my nose.
    • Finish
      Warm, salmiak and oily with liquorice and liquorice. The finish was pretty long and smoke-free.

  2. Paulsen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  3. ValStern scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. AnnEm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    You can definitely perceive it as a pure sherry board, I think. On closer inspection and with plenty of rest time in the glass, it reveals not only classic PX aromas but also an herbaceous-earthy-mineral depth and interesting warming, ethereal-fragrant elements, which makes it appear quite complex. On the palate, all the aromas come together to create a powerful and at the same time harmonious overall experience. I was particularly impressed by the warm, expansive and long finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately after pouring, there is a lot of surface tension in it and it looks quite closed. Except for sweet PX, I don't notice much else that directly. With enough ventilation and rest, I can find better access. Furthermore, it is clearly fermented-vinous and liqueur-sweet, as one can expect from a PX maturation. I find dates, dried figs and plums. More bitter hazelnuts. Behind that there are nice earthy and herbaceous notes. Herbal peat. Maple syrup, spread on saddle leather ... Waxed linen cloth. Then the oak barrel appears with liquorice confectionery, sweet fennel and candied aniseed. The earthy, balsamic, heavy, ethereal sweetness of sandalwood. Shoe wax. There is also pebble mineral and a touch of damp vaulted cellar. Grapeseed oil. Quite versatile.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Concentrated grape-like sweetness and vinous acidity hit powerfully in the mouth. Red and dry fruity, then it becomes molasses-like and coffee-roasted, nutty. Very fragrant as described in the nose, with earthy undertones. It is developing further and further away from the liqueur-like sweetness and more in the direction of a well-adjusted European wood spice.
    • Finish
      90 90
      After swallowing, it spreads in a comfortably warming wave that builds up for a very long time in the whole chest and throat area. A great feeling. I can't really distinguish between the flavors here, it just creates a coherent and very tasty overall impression. Fortunately, it is neither too sweet nor too bitter woody. Sweet-spicy and leathery-velvety, I would say. Herbal peat remains at the back, which creates a nice dry mouthfeel in my mouth.

  5. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: some lubricants, strong sherry notes, some snuff
    Taste: Light spice in the background, of course a lot of sherry with spices. The whole taste is nicely balanced. Pretty strong aroma
    Rating: 89 100 Quite long ending with strong aroma and spices. Good whisky Definitely a whisky for lovers of sherry.

  6. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: bright sherry, malt, raisins, dates, figs are felt ... Let stand for about 15 minutes ... The pressure of sherry goes away and the character of CP in sherry appears ... spirituality, polish, light haze and sea pebbles ... Sherry crushed heather HP (Added a drop of water: all the same, delicate sherry, a slightly smoked flavor came ...
    Taste: good! sweet figs, dried dates, aged tobacco leaf, leather ...
    Finish: long enough, with pepper and salt
    Definitely will go to all lovers of sherry.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The sherry is really overpowering here but I guess this is the whole purpose of that bottling, nice if you like sherry bombs

  8. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very strong representative of the sherry faction, with a slight tendency to sulfur notes. If this does not bother you, this is the place for you.
    • Nose
      Strong sherry, at times the alcohol in the nose, raisins, dark berry compote, wet matches, malt
    • Taste
      Strong onset, chili and sweetness, raisins and plums, a little sulfur.
    • Finish
      Middle and warm. Dried fruits, raisins, prunes, turns into grape-dark chocolate.

  10. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol and sherry clearly smell, but the HP character comes through. In the taste the PX sweetness clearly noticeable, alcohol well integrated. Finish long and sweet. That's how Sherry-HPs tasted years ago-a compliment

  11. Glen Valley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Strong sherry / rum fragrance, distinguished middle-aged man's woolen coat after a warm spring shower, very round, also strong, with closer smelling alcoholic note. This is what a Highland Park has to smell like.
    • Taste
      Stay a long time in the sherry taste, Sherry Sweet, smoke very embedded, more in the background. Like Swiss Cigarillo (crooked dogs, Switzerland). Pastries, Christmas biscuit (not cute).
      Like a HP from 6 years ago, how he should taste.
    • Finish
      Long, warm finish. A bit biting, but very much taste. Hardly bitter, long sweetie.

  12. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's tasty, but does not knock me off the stool. I would not swap for a bottle of Aberlour a'bunadh (and therefore not spend 100 € for).
    • Nose
      pure: velvety-spicy, sugary-burnt, somewhat raisin and dried fig, maybe speculoos (nice, but not inspiring); with water: slight smell of stable and tobacco comes to it
    • Taste
      spicy (pepper, nutmeg, allspice), dried fruits, speculaas, chopped wholemeal bread
    • Finish
      the spicy (pepper, nutmeg, allspice) is still something, in addition to milk chocolate, some charcoal and a hint of sweet and sour (sugar beet syrup?) And tobacco

  13. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: light sulfur, fresh malt, muesli with red fruits (cranberry), subtle warming smoke, heavy and spicy-sweet like a slightly peppery red wine.

    Taste: it has Wums, really peppery, lots of malt, chocolate with Chilli (really hot), cranberry and cherry, the Departure begins with red hot spices and is then sweeter and sweetened and even your slight smoke. The chili-sharpness with subtle woody notes is always there and lingers for a long time in the throat.

    Violent but interesting drop with some fierce taste tips but too little depth.

  14. SweetPeat scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    There is not enough flavor for me. What comes is delicious and fitting, but I expect more from a cask strength with so much sherry contact.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sulfur, malt, juicy red fruits (sour cherries, plums), slightly red wine acidity, marshmallows from the campfire. Hard to describe, there is something "warm" fruity-spicy (it is probably tobacco, no idea), chocolate
      With water: nice malt, "Kellogg's Smacks"
    • Taste
      84 84
      Hui, he has bums! Pepper, dark fruits, malt coffee, chocolate kola (the red one), sugar beet syrup, but really much does not come ...
      With water: Honey, now finally some oak
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium (5/10)

  15. WSP scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. Dor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Interesting stuff.
    On the nose: smoke, sherry notes, dried fruits.
    Taste: smoke again (more than in the a typical H.P), wine notes (feels like a bordeaux finish or something), dried fruits, a bit of oak).
    Finish: long, sherried , dry.

  17. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    Somehow not what I expected - I guess I won't remember it for a long
    • Nose
      83 83
      Some sherry notes, sweet flower fragrance, little fruity - overall rather shy
    • Taste
      81 81
      Punchy, sweet, oak wood, little fruity, cooked vegetables
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long, burning, corn mash, zesty, after a while some sweaty notes


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