Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Casks
Stated Age
10 years old
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
05 Dec 2020 11:31 pm by Les Grands Alambics

Average value

€ 101.80

2 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for An Orkney Distillery 2009 ElD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. whissmerhil scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    It's awfully good! But it lacks a little complexity and balance: the side "in waves" and the final which collapses make him lose points.
    • Nose
      Super marked and precise cherry Kema, with a light balsamic vinegar on top, then other red fruits (blackcurrant, cramberry) with a cream / whole yogurt side that goes with the cherry. Small gingerbread side that arrives, accompanied by a light smoke of embers (end of fireplace). It smells super good. A few light white flowers make their entry (lily of the valley, carnation), and the fatty side of the cherry gradually gives way to fresher notes (chlorophyll, mountain flowers), making the whole much more balanced. There is also a slight mineralite (mountain river), which gives a side "fruits at the water's edge in spring".
      With a second nose after tasting, we have hints of old furniture and more spices, mixed with cherry.
    • Taste
      We find cherry krema and vinegar, but with a spicy wave (chilli, gray pepper, turmeric) slightly astringent and a smoother smoke with a hint of salt. The minty freshness and mineralite arrive at the end of the mouth, like a river accompanying the cherry krema.
    • Finish
      The finish is sometimes very short, sometimes carried at length by the wave of spices (depending on the size of the sip) with always a very long persistence on cherry krema, dried fruits (cramberries, raisins) pepper and a hint of menthol

  2. Fabian scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peaches and floral peat, white pepper.

    Taste: herbal, Ginger, coffee, sweet, honey.

    Finish: medium, spicy,herbal, smoke and chocolate.

  3. Tastingbros scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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