Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Ruby Port Cask Finish
Number of bottles
60.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2019 5:21 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.90

6 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Druids Orkney Spirit 2006 BD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I'm a big fan of Best Dram bottlings and actually of everything that's bottled under Michel Reick's direction. Here, however, two great loves collide with each other. Highland Park and Port Weinreifung. Unfortunately, this relationship is not really harmonious for my terms, as the barrel clearly has the upper hand here. Only those who are extremely dilute can guess the distillery with a practiced tongue. Tasty anyway, but unfortunately no maturation, which raises the HP on a stage
    • Nose
      The typical deep, dark sweetness of a Ruby Port rises immediately from the glass, carried by the 60% vol., but in no way unpleasantly noticeable (impressive). A creamy vanilla sweet mixes with the red fruit compote and a Nussigkeit. The typical for such Weinreifungen (for me) note of wet, slightly acidic wood is also there.

      With water: Slightly less dominant, but not many new flavors - except for a slight toasty touch
    • Taste
      here with plenty of steam, although still pure drinkable. Dark plums and black cherries, light acidity of blackberries is added. Black coffee.

      With water: tolerates a lot. The thick fruity sweetness remains, now comes through honey and the quite strong bitterness flares off a bit. With fantasy you can feel a slightly smoky breeze wafting through your mouth.
    • Finish
      dry. Dark chocolate, far beyond the 70% cocoa content. Not necessarily long-lasting, but by nature extremely warming.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A bit one-dimensional and boring but it is tasty though. Supposedly a Highland Park which I can relate to. It has that coastal aromas lingering in the background quite steadily. Furthermore strong on raspberries, vanilla, milk chocolate, but overall to bitter on mocha, ground coffee, pepper and wood.

  3. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. dr.mad scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice dry drink, sherry and ho

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    It is positive that the port here does not destroy the malt and pushes it into youth. However, the bitterness on tap is a number too many for me, because the spirit has little to oppose. The nose and aftertaste are very nice at the end.
    Exciting malt, which can not convince me especially in the mouth.
    • Nose
      pure, quite shy at the beginning, a tart fruitiness, berries, vinous sweetness minimal peat and a bit minerally tickling the nose. With water the nose opens up a bit, tends to be sweeter, the acid recedes, and the wine has said that without clogging the whisky. Nice thing.
    • Taste
      Quite violent without water in the mouth, tart oak, a little soapy. Very full with water, viscous, but extremely bitter, lots of oak, chicory, grapefruit bowl, and quite sparkling. The winy sweetness has almost no chance, only at the beginning it flashes briefly.
    • Finish
      vinous notes, a lot of oak and really tart, but long and towards the end comes a nice nuttiness, walnut shell, wine and peat. With water, the finish becomes very astringent.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This one delicious. The distillery character of Highland Park is still there. Very maritime with heather and smoke. But the finish in port adds a little extra. Full review (in German): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/01/24/ex-port/

  7. Polley scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow ... very horny. I really liked it very much. I even forgot to try some water. Because he just tasted great.
    • Nose

      First comes a delicate smoky note, some salt and a lot of boiled berries. The alcohol does not stand out in any way. Slightly dirty herbs and an artificial, perfumed shower gel note. Must think straight to Ax. Olive oil and a juicy, meaty flavor. With some time in the glass the colleague becomes sweeter. The berries are now going in a sour direction. Sweet malt. Some juniper, leather and wet grain. Sweet grapes. A really nice, sweetish wine note prevails. The nose dangerous me very well.
    • Taste
      Sweet, syrupy onset. Then minimal alcohol sharpness. Then in the taste of this delicate smoke, with this subtle saltiness. A wonderful, cooked, full forest berry flavor. Then there are still a good deal of herbs. Some tobacco and lovage. Nice ... Milk chocolate goes after. Serve with yeast dough and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Long. First cold filter coffee. Then syrupy berry sweetener with a very pleasant smoky note and chocolate.


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