Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Selected for the Members of Whiskybase
Added on
16 dec 2020 11:43 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.50

19 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Orkney Islands 2005 BR

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.41 points.

  1. sengaia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Just a great textbook Highland Park, with a little peat, heather, honey, lots of mineral notes and enough youthfulness left in it to kick up a storm in your mouth. Nothing else tastes like this, so if you like Highland Park you will like this.

  2. Candy62 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    nose: floral, light honey, sea breeze, slightly smoky
    palate: pleasant and mouth filling, gently smoky, honey-like, fruity, some sharp peat can be found too
    finish: short, light and gentle
    Long tears in the glass

  3. Thorvaldt scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    For me, this whisky is characterized by its inconspicuousness. On the positive side, it should be noted that it is balanced in itself. However, it has neither a distinctive 'nose' nor a distinctive taste. And it has an extremely short finish.
    • Nose
      81 81
      light vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      light notes of honey and green apple
    • Finish
      75 75
      short, dry

  4. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. harriedv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Youngish/modern, but really well balanced with vanilla and fruit
    • Taste
      87 87
      Less balanced in compairison to the nose. A bit raw, unfinished. Fruity vanilla again and a bit of anise
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, slightly bitter. Sweet, honey/caramel.

      A lot of great indie HP’s have been released the last months. This one is nice too, but not one of the best compared to others.

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Fabian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottling, well worth the price.
    Nice HP profile, I like cask strength.
    Lots of yellow fruit, honey, slightly smoky.
    Good choice from WB and BBR.


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