Overall rating
Single Malt
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Stated Age
10 years old
Port Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
WhiskyFair Limburg 2019 Special
Added on
13 Apr 2019 2:01 pm by funbird
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.99

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74 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Orkney 10-year-old BW

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.23 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It was really tasty, although it didn't knock me over. I suspect a bourbon barrel with red wine or port finish. Overall harmonious and easy to drink, but still quite heavy on the barrel.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    OK, so I really would not have come to Highland Park, I was rather at Tobermory. But the bottom line with such wet finishes is usually not much left of the distillate. Here it just killed the smoke. In retrospect, you could have interpreted the tongue's occupancy in the finish and a few touches in the nose as smoke, but it was not noticeable here.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Red fruits and caramel make the beginning, creamy, like herbs below, but rather closed. After a while, initially vanilla, massive, then again fruit notes, still creamy, in principle no change, maybe a little more spicy. Warms up more fruits, a little more alcoholic and also a hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and creamy on the start, the alcohol also pushes clearly, mainly honey, although a few berries could also save in the mouth. There is also some seasoning. There is also a little oak in the back, but very subtle.
    • Finish
      86 86
      In the finish it dries increasingly, the oak strikes now tannin-heavy, barrel acid occupies the back palate. Overall medium length and it spreads a nice warmth in the chest area.

  2. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I find a great whisky, my first from the Brühl whisky house. Hat from Marco Bonn. Dark color, port fruits and hardly any smoke at all.
    • Nose
      Barely smoke, red fruits and lots of sweet notes, chocolate.
    • Taste
      A mouth full of dark fruits, leathery sweetness with the saltiness of the islands.
    • Finish
      Medium long, the mouth is slightly dry ... Fancy another dram.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    sweet caramel is overpowering and the port is not well integrated and smothers what once was whisky. Not my thing at all...

    thank god it was only a 5cl sample...

  4. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not entirely my taste but solidly built.

    The barrel should have been first fill. The sweet and winy notes dominate.

    The flavors need the alcohol to be carried.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately really sweet, a hint of smoke, noticeable alcohol, strawberries and also dark red fruits, honey, a little milk coffee and the strawberries and raspberries become stronger, deeper in the glass then also herbaceous notes.

      Sweetness decreases somewhat with water. Spicy and earthy notes come more to the fore. Wet wood with a smoke breeze, now tart rather than sweet.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense spicy with sweet wine notes, then also the honey, smoke is hardly noticeable, some oak,

      Rather spicy and malty with water too. Fruit can hardly be felt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The spice remains and it gets a little dry, malty sweetness remains, short to medium long but nice and intense

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Messeeindruck Auquavitae 26.10.2019 => 87/100

  6. mds51 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Red fruits on the nose, typical HP smoke hint, some salt. Leather & tobacco on the palate with lots more red fruit. Slightly mouth drying, VERY long finish.

  10. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Sticky note:
    Beautiful pink color.

    Nose port ... only port. Unfortunately no longer.

    In the mouth: In the mouth nice dirty Port notes. You can tell it's an island whisky.

    Finish: dry in the cheeks. Alcohol comes with the island dung. I like it very much. Departure very short.

    My opinion: Here a finish would have been enough for a short time. But if you like dirty port bombs, this is the place for you.


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