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Whisky Reviews for Orkney Islands 2002 BR
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points
- Unmistakable and unique charachteristics of Highland Park, just a bit too sweet.
- Nose with exotic fruits and citrus typical of a famous distillery on the island of Orkney. To be clear, this is not Scapa. Smoke more intense than usual for this distillery, very thick, very black, very oily. Soot and coal pebbles. A sweet drop of sherry, pomegranate, passion fruit, blackcurrant. Perfect balance. Some rock peat and iodine. Some heather, earth and humus elements, like in Bordeaux. A pastry side, like baba with rum and marzipan. Finally, barley and rye golden in the sun. A hint of vanilla.
Very cherry palate, with some dried fruit and a good dose of peat to frame the whole. Very intense spices. The finish is a mixture of spices, vanilla and red fruits, with a toupee of coal and earth, just enough. Very long. And an ounce of cola.
- Nose: Roasted malt, sea salt.
Taste: A little alcoholic from the first sip. Light water and some sea aromas after adding the water. Sometimes the edge is not very pleasant.
Rating: 86 | 100 Finish medium long slightly earthy slightly alcoholic. Her whisky was unpleasant in this whisky to be palatable
[From a first-fill sherry butt].
N: Distillate-driven with smokey and butyric wafts.
T: More youthful distillate action with notes on oak cakes and a touch of ash.
F: A light milky raisin-y chew.
C: Super candid HP.
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