Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 006
Stated Age
11 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
63.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Barrel Exclusive
Added on
20 oct 2018 5:40 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 58.40

4 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Orkney 2007 NSS

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.21 points.

  1. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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  3. This_Is_BearDog scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Delicious whisky here. Not any smoke that I can detect, though. A very nice oaty and fruity Highland Park. The PX isn’t overwhelming in the way PX often is (to me), but it is certainly leading a lot of the notes here. I am always happy when the grain can keep up with the cask and that is certainly the case here. The abv is certainly high and there is no getting around it, but it is still very enjoyable. Also sometimes the flavor isn’t SUPER vibrant, but the texture is always there and is fantastic.
    • Nose
      Nutty, oats drizzled with honey. Some good rustic spice and grain. Caraway and leather. Zing of lemon.
    • Taste
      Berries. Cranberries in a strawberry / raspberry syrup. Cinnamon and a touch of peppermint and chocolate. Very orangey, tangerine. A little pastry-ness to it, I’d even call it a cranberry-orange muffinness. Tangy yet unctuous. Syrupy. Really thick and unctuous.
    • Finish
      Fruity, lots of berries. Oak and cinnamon, dark chocolate. A bit of caraway. Quite a lot of alcohol. Strong citrus, even some bitter pith.

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great flavours: I love the tea and the rich honey and vanilla. It’s on the young-and-spirity side, but I don’t much mind when it tastes this good. It could be better of course: the finish could be longer and the texture could be a bit heavier. I tried this blind and correctly guessed that it was a Highland Park.

    Nose: Very scotchly at first. Lots of toffee and caramel. A good deal of baking spices, along with heavy vanilla, rich manuka honey, orange pekoe tea, and toasted wood. A bit of wood-fired pizza oven, actually. Quite fragrant, too: a good hit of dried flowers and hibiscus. A little bit of wax. A touch of date-y richness, along with a bit of leather and cherries.

    Palate: Slightly spirity. Peaches, cherries, pie crust, and flowers, coated in brown sugar. Oooh, there’s loads of milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Big Darjeeling tea on the development, along with loads of honey and vanilla. Heathery, honeyed light smoke on the development with heavy toffee and candied nuts. Slightly green wood-y notes, like a freshly-chopped tree. Some foresty mulchy something-or-other in there.

    Finish: On the short side, but the sweetness lingers. Tea with milk and honey. Peaches, orange marmalade, vanilla, ginger, and fresh herbs (mint). Lots of barley. Wood sugars. Just a hint of savoury woody funk. A hint of cedar.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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


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