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)