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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB164645
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Home of Malts (HoM)
Bottling serie
Directors' Choice
Vintage
2009
Bottled
15.06.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
5246
Number of bottles
477
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Home of Malts
Added on
30 Aug 2020 11:44 pm by Freeman83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.99

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Whisky Reviews for Orkney 2009 HoM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Orkney 2009 - 2020, 10 years, 46% alc. Bottler: Home of Malts (Director's Choice). Expansion: Bourbon barrel no.5246

    Nose: The whisky starts out sweet and creamy. Lemon cake with glaze, limes and a lot of fresh pears. In the very background there is some fresh pine, maybe a small portion of heather, the honey is now beeswax. Overall very fine and smooth.

    Palate: Still very creamy and lots of honey and beeswax, the pear is back too, hiding the honey here. In addition, a very light trace of vanilla and mild caramel aromas, a touch of oak in the form of colored pepper and mild ginger, a light herbal aroma complements the taste.

    Finish: Long and creamy, stays warm for a long time. Also a lot of wax, mild honey, shortbreads and light citrus fruits.

    Conclusion: wonderfully uncomplicated and wonderfully fine. A few more turns might have made it a little more complex, but also a really nice single malt. Anyone who is familiar with the Orkneys will of course immediately recognize the distillery based on my description. And when I look at the general data, I also have an assumption about who the keg was bottled and who came to Germany. Definitely nicely selected. 84/100 points (2021)

    www.notesofmalt.com

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