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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB137915
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Jewish Whisky Company (JWC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Nation
Vintage
11.1999
Bottled
05.2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
453
Number of bottles
186
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
us United States
Added on
28 Aug 2019 8:30 am by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

USD$ 200.00

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Whisky Reviews for A Distillery in Orkney 1999 - Stones of Stenness

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Simply great. Naked, unadulterated, no cask shenanigans. ‘99 ex-bourbon Highland Park is some of the best bang for your buck whisky around IMO.⁣
    • Nose
      Pure, clean nose, somewhat austere. Seawater, wet pebbles, medicinal balms, lemon and lime juice, honey drizzled melons, olives, capers, grilled white fish, sourdough bread, faint cigarette smoke.⁣
    • Taste
      Buttery sweetness initially with lemons, olive oil, brine, medical ointments, honey, sootiness, slightly smoky, capers in brine, mussels in white wine.⁣
    • Finish
      Long, lemony, oily, peppery, slightly smoky, salty.⁣

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    This cask bottling, distilled in November 1999 at an undisclosed Orkney distillery, spent eighteen years maturing in a 2nd fill bourbon barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in May 2018 at 54.8% ABV. Cask #453 yielded 186 bottles for retail sale.

    Color: White tea

    Nose: Pleasing light peat to open followed by a slight medicinal note, linen closets, honey drizzled over fresh cantaloupe, roasted hazelnuts, and lit tinder sticks

    Palate: Floral smoke with hints of grass and cereal with a building vegetal quality, dried mangoes and melons, cask char mid palate, beach stones, pleasantly salty

    Finish: White chocolate, sea salt, ground grey pepper

    On the label: A perfect balance between lightly peated malt and a rich melon-like fruitiness. Quite different from the distillery’s offering of the same age. The ex-bourbon maturation allows a different side of the distillery’s house style to shine through.

    Recommended Retail Price: $200/bottle

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