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Overall rating
88.25/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
07.05.2005
Bottled
08.05.2018
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
DRU 17/A63 65
Number of bottles
342
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Flanders' Finest Cask Selection
Added on
17 Jun 2018 11:06 am by Giovanni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky Reviews for Unnamed Orkney 2005 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.25 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medium peat, farmhouse. Some fruits and cereals. Slightly lemony and peppered. A little lively.
      With water, without interest: round and smooth, young (which it is not really)
    • Taste
      Lively, spicy attack, soft texture, it is quite mineral, with some discreet fruits on the back.
      With water, it is dull.
    • Finish
      Beautiful development of spices, frisky youth, somewhat tart and asteingente.
      It keeps a good vigor with water.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Mouth: 3/5 (2/5 with water)
      Final 4/5 (3/5 with water)

      Whisky n ° 2075

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Butt Naked!

    The boys and girls of Flander’s Finest Cask Selection chose this vatting from the stables of Signatory. It is an ‘Unnamed Orkney’ which of course is double speak for Highland Park. So without further ado, let’s open this baby.

    Oh, hang on! This is very special. On the nose at least, this is what you would call spirit driven. A perfect mix of the traits that Highland Park is to be associated with: subtle peat smoke, loads of maritime and earthy elements, upholstered with sweet malt, heather, olive oil, candied citrus peel and all kinds of grass. Wonderfully herbal. With water it becomes a touch waxy and even reminds me a bit of burns cream, but in a good way (Mark, WTF?).

    Ka-boom! Highland Park butt naked! Sweet and sour on lemon, very mineral, limestone and chalk, peat smoke and mild woody notes. The typical Orkney peat does its job, but never dominates, as it should be. Perfectly quaffable, but since I have the luxury of a full bottle, I gladly try with a bit of water. That makes it surprisingly sweet on white peach, apple and more sugared citrus peel, but very quaffable indeed.

    Delicious, mineral and sweet finish, very waxy. A bit like having some pepples in the mouth.

    A very naked Highland Park, if you know what I mean. Kudos to Flander’s Finest Cask Selection for scoring this HP. Available for around 80 EUR. Amazing.

  3. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Gentle, fresh and very good nose. Fiercer palate slightly tamed with water. Found it too rough and bitter during my first passes but far better after the third one. A very good Highland Park.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, mineral and coastal notes (chalk, seashells), hay and heather, a few lemons. Time brings vanilla and hints of yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Punchy and quite austere. Sooty, herbal, mineral, peppery and earthy. Slightly waxy and citrusy too (grapefruits). With water, more yellow fruits (apricots, peaches) on the nose. The palate is less bitter and more fruity.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, peppery.

  8. Wilco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Thanks to ovanpuyvelde for the sample!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I wasn’t too impressed by the nose. This is not a very complex dram anyway but a solid drinking bottle for people who like a dram that packs a good punch and who like the Highland Park distillery profile.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Nickolaas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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