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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB188139
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
14.02.2006
Bottled
15.06.2021
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DRU17/A65#5
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2021 5:57 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 50.82

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Whisky Reviews for Unnamed Orkney 2006 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2021] A 15-years old Highland Park bottling for under 50 bucks sounds like a bargain (if the quality is adequate)...

    ...and it is okay if you like the modern young-wine-seasoned sherry casks maturations. The resulting profile of such maturations is rather simple with a dominance of sour winey aromas both in the nose and on the palate. The good news about this dram is that the powerful HP profile manages to enhance the taste to an easy and enjoyable drink. Nothing special about it, but nothing wrong about it either. Okay for fifty bucks given today's crazy price levels.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is burnished and the nose offers the sour-winey profile of a modern sherry maturation when the casks were seasoned with cheap young (unmatured) wine (as it never saw a solera system I personally refuse to call this sherry, but legally it is). Not that many malt aromas manage to break through this impressive wall of young winey flavours, and the few that do need quite some time (of oxidation) to show up. To be honest, this nose smells more like a high-proof wine than a malt whisky.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is much better with more malt-driven flavours joining the young wine. Now I can identify the famous Highland Park profile and the malt does a great job to enhance the rather uninteresting sherry impressions. The wood if appropriate and provides a firm structure but never tries to dominate. This is easy drinkable stuff, not worth a detailed exploration but very nice to sip when focussing on different things (with good friends).
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and a little coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and and turns more to the bitter-herbal-wooden side. Towards the end this dram dries out a little but this is not a major deal. Water does not change a lot in the nose and turns the taste more punchy and flat at the same time. So forget about any reduction.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, leather, toffee, raisins, easy to drink without giving too much thought

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Not my favorite profile
    • Nose
      80 80
      Lot of butterscotch, little vanilla, leathery notes, little raisins and nuts, little earthy, little citric
    • Taste
      82 82
      Little punchy, little sweetness, more earthy, little leathery, no more butterscotch, little spicy, woody
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, warm, still leathery and earthy

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