Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
750 ml
An Orkney Distillery
Bottle code
20-6308 238
Added on
17 May 2021 10:41 pm by BmorePotStill
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for An Orkney Distillery 2006 ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. BmorePotStill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    From Serge:

    "High strength alert! Colour: white wine. Nose: what should I say? Sunflower oil, limoncello, damp clay, sandwich bread, chalk, smoke, beach sand, roasted peanuts, paraffin… Once again, we shan't file a complaint here. Also whiffs of fresh dry Alsatian muscat – I swear I'm not dreaming. Please pass the white asparagus! With water: gets cloudy as milk! And this viscimetry in action… Chalk, Woolite, crumb, sourdough, a touch of gherkin brine, not unseen in clean HPs… Mouth (neat): as often, the very high alcohol makes it sweetish, almost bonbony, all that with a very thick body. Marshmallow vodka. With water: it's funny that I would find white asparagus (no muscat though), chalk, lemon, a lot of fresh bread, some salt, oysters, a little lemon oil, even weissbeer, and all that jazz that we enjoy so much. Finish: long, tense, vertical, really rather salty, with an aftertaste on some kind of salty and smoked grapefruit liqueur. Comments: sure you'll need your best pipette, but then it'll deliver. Just excellent.
    SGP:562 - 88 points."

    May 18, 2021

  2. BmorePotStill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    From Angus:

    "Colour: straw. Nose: a rather lovely hay loft style dustiness at first. Canvass, crisp cereals, barley water and wet chalk with an increasing sense of lemon zest, muddled herbs and seawater building over time. The overall impression is of abundant freshness and 'brightness', the sort of profile that inevitably begins to take in freshly laundered linens, starches, chalk and wet pebbles too. Lovely stuff! With water: perfect! Chiselled, taut, sharply coastal, citric, chalky, poised cereals, a few white breads and impressions of toasted mixed seeds. Mouth: unexpectedly sweet upon arrival. Wonderfully syrupy, naturally sugary, cooking oils, malt syrup, new leather, white pepper, canvass, menthol tobacco and pinecones. Feels rich and fatty with this impression of fresh butter and cooking oils. With water: lemon infused olive oil, chopped parsley, heather flower, shilling ales, brown bread and umami paste. Finish: long, peppery, hints of jasmine tea, aniseed, ointments, menthol tobacco again and a light, refreshing salinity. Comments: this is a good example of where these stocks cross the borderline between being just 'very good Orkney malt' to 'classy'.
    SGP: 552 - 88 points."



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