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Overall rating
88.34/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 010
Vintage
01.2007
Bottled
06.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead finished in Pedro Ximenez
Number of bottles
308
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2020 10:20 pm by Double Barrel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.95

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67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Orkney 2007 NSS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.34 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It delivers what it states on the label, cask strength Highland Park distillate finished in PX Sherry, giving it additional sweetness and character. For the RRP of £45 this is almost too good to be true in today's market. Value (£45) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Classic Highland Park character. Heather honey and fresh baked pastries. Some vanilla and the lightest touch of floral peat smoke. Some crisp pears, light citrus peel and oak spice. Dark chocolate. All of that brought together by the PX influence which leaves behind lovely sweetness of manuka honey, toffee and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Thick and viscous. The PX Shines here on the initial palate. A burst of what I can only describe as raisin juice and dates. Some treacle, Demerara sugar and salted caramel. Then the PX influence subsides and the spirit comes through. Heather honey, barley water and some salty sea spray. Orange pith. Some black pepper heat alongside cinnamon and cloves.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Here there is a slight nip from the ABV leading into drying tannins from the oak. There is still some of that raisin and treacle note. A touch of minty aniseed carries the finish.

  2. Bomshanka scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    13 year old Orkneyland Park at cask strength finished in PX cask. A really pleasant dram if you like that combination and a great example of what a teenage HP can be.
    Really requires water to excel.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A little shy at first, only the bready and doughy scents rising alongside the obvious sherry influence with warm stewed dark fruits and dark heather honey. Then slowly some polished leather appears, and then the peat. That island heath peat with heather and sand and old dry roots. Typical HP profile and deep and robust once it opens up.
      Water releases a range of herbs and floral details to the array, freshly oiled oak furniture, even some salty seaweed.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intense PX sherry, bittersweet oak, honey, dough, yeast. Second sip, a bit sweeter, more relaxed, dates, overripe figs, sourdough. Not unpleasant at cask strength but:
      With water we have lemons, oranges, overripe strawberries, figs. Really releases all its potential this way.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length flowing in and out of the dark fruity notes interchanging with some drying PX oak.

  3. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I agree with the others reviews done before me. It is what you would expect of a 13 year old HP in CS with PX finish. However for this price it is an absolute bomb. Thank you North star for a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite shy at first, only light herbal notes and dough. But after a while in the Glas it really opens up. Leather, dark berries, ripe grapes, Pears, apricots, Elderflower, and then the lovely HP smoke with a note of seaweed. With water the grapes and herbs come out even more.
    • Taste
      90 90
      At first it has a classic HP profile pears, apples, grass, ripe berries then the PX finish and cask seem to work a bit. Resins and apricots come to the palate. Followed by that lovely HP smoke, this is followed coastal seaweed breeze and seaweed.

      With water it opens up more fruits but also a bit more oak.
    • Finish
      91 91
      This is where it wins! The finish is ridiculously long. First you get ripe pears and grapes followed by quite an oaky influence but very well balanced. This is then followed by bitter chocolate and cocoa and makes its way to a lovely sherry finish... And when you think it's done. It does another lap of oak, cocoa and dark chocolate. Stunning!

      Water gives it another level of fruitiness for me, more apple and pears
      I also get more Elderflower

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. udegner scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Strange nose.
      Some cheese, some sauerkraut, some cucumber.
      The alcohol is barely noticeable, which speaks for it.
      Less can be felt from the PX barrel.
      A little cotton candy and a little bit of cream candy will come after a while. But less of the distillery character
    • Taste
      85 85
      Well sweet and fruity. Minimal seasoning too.
      You can feel much more of the PX barrel here. Creamier. Light heather notes, light grapes.
      Some caramel
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length. Something sweet. A little more wood influence.

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. LittlePeat scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Lots of gunpowder. The sherry is there too. Very aggressive on the palate. Maybe any herbs are added. Otherwise a bit indefinable.

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