Overall rating
Single Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Stated Age
15 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2018 6:41 pm by GlenSikkes
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.19

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19 × member ratings

40 × in collection

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

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Unmistakable and unique charachteristics of Highland Park, just a bit too sweet.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    [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.

    Scores a B[-]


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