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Overall rating
85.90/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB171490
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
14.02.2006
Bottled
09.11.2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
Dru 17/A65 #10
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Dec 2020 4:23 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 49.99

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Whisky Reviews for Unnamed Orkney 2006 SV

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.90 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sureshot for HP friends. If you like 12 and / or 18 OA, you will experience a small (price) miracle here.

    Only slightly deviates from the established recipe for success in the nose with a few unusually present (probably due to the sherry influence) fruit notes, the rest is flawless HP happy hour.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fairly present light fruitiness for a half board: apricot, apricot, peach, plus canned pineapple and banana-Nutella-Crépe. Then there is the holy trinity of honey, heather and gentle, aromatic peat smoke. The sherry cask holds back elegantly, but you wouldn't confuse this here with a bourbon cask maturation either. If anyone knows these ten-year-old SV-Un-Chillfiltered-Glenlivets from (unusually light) first-fill sherry butts: the sherry influence goes in exactly that direction. So you ask yourself whether it was classic Oloroso or something "brighter", but there is definitely no rubber, no gunpowder involved, no missing notes from the barrel, which can happen with UA things. All in all, a super beautiful and balanced nose, well worth the money.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strike! Right from the start, the full load of classic HP flavors: spicy, minimally peppery, full, round and sweet (the honey again), floral-herbaceous, gently smoky. Tastes like the perfect cross-section between the OA 12 and 18 - only with a very welcome higher filling strength of 46%.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Coffee / espresso, dark chocolate, croissant with honey, the banana-nutella crèpe also flashes again briefly. Long, super clean finish with the wonderful heather and smoke notes that define HP. Top.

  2. Bona scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Much too bitter. Lack of fruitiness and balance. Almost only old bitter oak in the mouth, some sherry, some light fruit, rather weakly integrated alkali and some peaty HP filth.
    Short to medium inconsequential, burnt finish.
    86P for me, because the pleasure factor is missing. One notices the 14y rather negatively. Not a nice HP cask but priced "fairly". To charge more than a maximum of 50 for this would be nonsense.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    You can not complain at all: you get a fantastic Orkney experience at a fair price!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Unmistakably Orkney, this unnamed orchid.
      Very balanced between tartness, litoral debris and overripe orchard fruits on a cold October day.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smooth, slightly oily, surreptitiously fruity (think Ben Nevis elderflowerpower funkiness) with 'smoky brine' (if that makes sense).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long enough, with a hint of tannic green twigs and grapefruit fillets.

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    beautiful Orkney malt. A great PLV. If you like HP, you are in good hands here.
    • Nose
      fruity maritime, light smoke, nice HP nose with a slightly more fruity appearance than the OA. Plums, apricots, citrus fruits, honey and slightly sweet. But the unmistakable Orkney touch is unmistakably there
    • Taste
      soft and sweet in the beginning, citrus fruits and again the sherry notes. Spicy. Light smoke and the maritime notes are also evident
    • Finish
      nice HP typical finish with the maritime slightly smoky notes combined with sweetness and fruit

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    With the key data of 14 years and a price below 50 euros per bottle, one can be satisfied. One should not expect disclosure, however. Moderate complexity with not optimally integrated alcohol and a too short finish allow the whisky to fit into the broad mass of the Unchillfiltered series by SV, from which it definitely does not stand out.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity and spicy beginning with apples and peaches. In addition, hay, malt and a floral note. Light toasted aromas. In short honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very briefly sweet at the beginning, then quickly changing to bitter-spicy. A little salt and a touch of smoke. Eminently spicy with hints of light fruits. The alcohol starts well integrated, but starts to burn clearly towards the back.
    • Finish
      83 83
      At most, medium-length finish with roasted aromas, bitterness, some oak.

  6. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A great Unnamed Highland Park, which was bottled here in the Unchillfiltered Series. I don't like the 12-year-old or the 18-year-old original bottling, but this one does a lot of things right. No heather and honey mixture, but a pretty good balance of fruitiness and HP character.

    Thanks also to Totoro for the "Banana-Nutella-Crepe", which I can't get out of my head :-)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. TP_Wtr scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very light smoke, pine needles, dried herbs, herb candy, very light sulfur, wild berry jam, apricot, tangerine

      The jam covers everything else - but I think it's good here. I'm not that much of a friend of sulfur
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, apricot, herb candy, some lemon, some chocolate, very light coffee, a few nuts, very little smoke in the finish

  9. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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