Secret Orkney 13-year-old DMor

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Dràm Mòr (DMor)
Stated Age
13 years old
1st Fill Fijian Rum Cask
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 jun 2021 8:35 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.90

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22 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Orkney 13-year-old DMor

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 points

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    candy sugar, dusty old wood,
    exotic fruits in basket, made banana, vanilla
    it becomes caramelized on the custard and very sweet
    sweet spices, honey, vanilla again,
    exotic fruits with banana, sweet pear, juicy, excellent mouthfeel
    peppery, woody return on dusty shavings, on a grated almond kernel
    spray with salt, a little kelp at once which further increases the pleasure
    heat that spreads, spicy, spicy even, the edge of the mouth takes for its grade and a very pleasant iodine-sweet-fruity finish!

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    be careful with water
    a malt that is complex but also enjoyable
    Nose and palate please
    if the price is right a purchase candidate but 100€ is too much
    • Nose
      typical rum finish nose, slightly sour note, dark caramel, crispbread, minimal smoke, cinnamon comes (+rice pudding), sweetness, spicy
      with water: sweeter, oak, mini cheese, cereal

      from the 1920s: sweet, a weird note, molasses, herbs, mini cheese decreases, a note I can't name
      with water: more of the cheese note, raspberry ?
    • Taste
      soft, silky
      earthy (forest floor), spicy (different), chocolate ~75%, some smoke, slightly banana

      with water: tart, slightly gummy, green tea ?
    • Finish
      medium to long
      mini gum/workshop, tart, spicy, chocolate ~70%

      with water: very tart!!, burnt coffee

  3. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very intriguing little dram, this! Layered and complex, bringing a lot of nuanced flavours to the party. The way this baby evolves from nose to finish, bringing in new notes every step of the way, only adds to experience. Good, very good indeed!
    • Nose
      Give it some time on the nose as the ABV does jump out with a bit of a sting and a soapy note. Come back after 15 odd minutes and things have settled nicely. Dried malt with a heather/grassy note. A bit of mouldy wood, but not in a bad way. I do like a whisky with a bit of a funk to it, so this suits me rather well. It’s delicate, almost shy even, with a suggestion of sweet barleywine. It’s down to that heathery note, otherwise I’d never have guessed this being a ‘Secret Orkney’. Let’s try this with a drop of water. It opens up, more accessible. That soapiness I initially picked up now transforms into a light floral sweetness and finally the rum cask’s there with a tropical combo of pineapple and something mango-ish, soft spices, a sweet - peppery note, honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      This continues on the palate: all that fruity-floral heather notes are there, but now something salty and cereal joins in. Medium-full mouthfeel, with the mixture of spices, fruit and floral notes making for a pleasant balance between bitter-sweet and sweet & sour. With the added water that soapy sweetness and herbaceous heather notes become more lively.
    • Finish
      A new surprise waits in the fairly long, lingering finish, where warm spices are joined all of a sudden by a woody – ashy note, accentuated even further with that drop of water.

  4. CIB914 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      light smoke at the beginning, fruity, exotic, vanilla, rum, banana, apple, fruit salad, honey
    • Taste
      strong start, fruity, sweet, fruit compote, banana, pear, vanilla
    • Finish
      warming, long-lasting, fruity-sweet


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