Overall rating
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2018 12:38 pm by Fat Bastard!
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.95

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51 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Orkney Distillery 2005 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow, the secret is definitely the Fassreifung for me here. I would never have tapped blindly on a sherry keg. But now it comes. That's why I like it very much. Actually, I'm not a big fan of the Orkney Islands in terms of whisky, but here I am completely convinced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wow, where is the banana coming from? Starts totally bananig, but then it flies over time, but always comes back from new after a short olfactory break, comes over very creamy, vanilla, also sweet, in my nose the classic ex-bourbon barrel, also slightly sour direction Kiwi, floral, a hint of muff, some oak,
    • Taste
      90 90
      full-bodied, sweet, yellow fruit, very sweet, also banana, creamy, a lot of vanilla, passion fruit, where has a sherry barrel been in the game ?, some oak, tobacco, roasted aromas, very yummy, alcohol content not noticeable, except as a flavor carrier
    • Finish
      89 89
      Apple, still very present, vanilla, creamy, sweet, and still this tropical in the taste, pleasant and long finish.

  2. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Blindtasting Advent Calendar - Wow really strong Fruity Caskstrength. The alcohol top, integrated ,. Had estimated at 15-18 years and 45-48%. Tip!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Odor Bomb! Dominant sherry, dark fruits, tingling, a very slight medical note in the background
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong, sweet, oily, sherry
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, balanced explosive, astonishingly long, light bitterness from the barrel

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Baked apple. Plus leather and tobacco. Certain artificial sweet fruit notes. But not annoying. In addition, subtle spicy smoke. It becomes even sweeter in the mouth.
    A good malt. Somehow I'm missing something.

  4. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruit gums, vinous, light fruits, light herbs,
    • Taste
      Also very sweet in taste, wine gums

  5. Svarttt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I would never have thought of a sherry barrel in my life. But I like it. Something different.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Surprisingly a lot of smoke at first,
      but immediately gone again. Reminds me very much of crispy toast with banana and some honey. A spice not definable for me at the moment, still in the background.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Yes, here too the sweetness of malt and fruit (banana) with a nice spiciness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      And suddenly the smoke reappears and decays subtly.

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice whisky. Thanks a lot for this. :Top:
    • Nose
      Light amber

      A fine smoke note greets me first. Then it gets fruity with a pinch of salt. I find a basket with red berries here. Peach is added. Then becomes more mineral. I'll let it go…
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague looks darker. Now I find more cherries and sour plums. It changes quite a bit with service life. Now baked apple and raisins sprinkled with sugar. A touch of lovage is added. I like it very much. The colleague still looks fresh somehow.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy start. Ginger, a little smoke and a pleasant herbal note. Only gets slightly tart and subtly nutty. Which brings with it pleasant bitterness. Becomes creamier with the second sip, but still spicy. I'm back with the baked apple with vanilla sauce. Plums and some yeast dough. A hint of leather and something like warm milk with honey.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Nice creamy with a little flag of smoke. In addition sweet vanilla and again the nutty.

  7. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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