Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Stated Age
13 years old
DRU17/A63 65
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
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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34 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Unnamed Orkney 2005 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.41 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.

      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. 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.

  4. Wilco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  5. 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

  6. Nickolaas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

     Unnamed Orkney 13 yo 2005/2018 (56.2%, Signatory for Flanders’ Finest Cask Selection, hogshead, 342 bottles) Colour: Pale gold. Nose: It’s one of these HPs that treads a wonderful tightrope between smoky minerality, barley sweetness and seashore freshness. A wonderfully pure expression of the distillery character. I find lots of burning hay, heather ale, preserved lemon and a kind of dry waxiness. Everything’s rather excellent I must say. With water: takes on an earthier quality with gauze, heather smoke and dried herbs. Mouth: Pow! Beautiful, mineral, gently herbal Orcadian peat. Bonfire ash, sandalwood smoke, lemon skins, wax, a little hessian cloth. Wonderfully pure, unadulterated Highland Park! Continues with many beach pebbles, chalk and white flowers. With water: a smoky bacon edge. Then more lemony aspects, white stone fruits, lychee, rose petals and eventually some rather punchy sootiness. Finish: Long, waxy, coastal and with lots of lingering soft heathery peats. Comments: I just love these very pure, unfussy HPs that many indys are coming out with right now. Not all are stellar but some, like this one, are just stellar. Goes to show just how amazing Highland Park’s distillate still is when un-tampered with. SGP: 563 - 90 points.

    Source: http://www.whiskyfun.com/2018/Single-Malts-three-by-three.html


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