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Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB185653
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage
04.1998
Bottled
09.2019
Calculated age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
twj-ork-01
Number of bottles
197
Strength
48.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jun 2021 8:07 am by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 197.00

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39 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Eye Land Pork 1998 TWJ

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Explosion

    Orkney, Unnamed Orkney, Secret Orkney, all of them refer to Highland Park of course. The weirdest – in a good way – I had seen so far was High Parkland from Dramfool, with a Viking helmet on the label. But this new release by The Whisky Jury trumps them all: Eye Land Pork. It’s a refill hogshead that was put down in 1998. It yielded almost 200 bottles.

    A salty breeze, soft vanille, sweet malt, gooseberries and mirabelles. Fruity and maritime, like it should be. Some soft smoke and even something that reminds me of Zwitsal talcum powder. Hint of banana, pear and dried flowers. Not a morsel of pork though (note to self: not even close to funny, dude).

    It explodes on the palate. Immediately very peaty (in it’s genre), nicely sweet on flowery honey and yellow fruit, but also quite some vanilla. Brackish water. Perfectly balanced and very spirit-driven. Nice peppery note. Quite powerful despite the rather modest ABV.

    The finish goes up and down like a yoyo between sweet and salt, while the smoke slowly clears. The cask has the final say with a note of tannins, cardamom and liquorice.

    Impressively good, spirit-driven Highland Park. Kudos, Joeri! That’s 180 EUR well spent.

  2. Lcluy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A typical spirit-driven whisky quite austere and simply very good.
    • Nose
      At first, the austere, mineral and coastal side of this famous Orkney distillery. Seabreeze, seashells. A veil of smoke. Light fruity notes (citrus, sour green apples). With time, waxy and herbal notes, heather.
    • Taste
      A kind of peat, slightly earthy and ashy, with pepper and salt. Followed by floral honey, vanilla and hints of lemons. A nice sweetness. Subtle chalky notes.
      With water, notes of aspirin on the nose and palate.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, citrusy, herbal, mineral.

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. g2ther scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. naakster scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good swimmer
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cautious, salted popcorn, with water: malty hints, some grapefruit
    • Taste
      89 89
      Smoky and spicy, bacon, bordering on ash, very dark chocolate, earthy notes
      with water: more citrus and malt notes, significantly fresher
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium-long

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