Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Dram Charaidean (DC)
Stated Age
16 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
24 aug 2021 4:49 pm by Djurre van Kouwen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.50

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Whisky reviews for Secret of Orkney 2005 DC

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.38 points.

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very strange highland park. I can almost say that this one stinks. In a strange way! I feel like brushing my teeth after this whisky.

    The aftertaste actually deserves even lower. It's really not tasty. But the whisky in general doesn't earn much lower than 82.
    • Nose
      85 85
      N: smoke, leather, rubber, dried fruit, bourbon influences, herbaceous, hops, cigar box, a full garbage bag that has been in the sun too long, earthy
    • Taste
      81 81
      P: gasoline, plastic, smoke, highland park medicinal, sulfur
    • Finish
      79 79
      F: musty, dry, burnt plastic, earthy, old standing water,

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  3. M134481 scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
      It reminds me of acetone. A chemical alcohol smell that doesn't have much to do with whisky. I had to leave the glass for at least 25 minutes before I could get closer with my nose. I don't get any Highland Park out of it, not even whisky.
    • Taste
      65 65
      The taste was completely different from the smell. The 'whisky' is not well put together. The taste is too strong and reminds me of a too young whisky with too high an ABV. After the first sip I immediately got heartburn. Too bad. I also wonder how much and what kind of ex-bourbon barrel was used.
    • Finish
      61 61
      At the finish, which did not last too long, the pepper flavor remained. I didn't get any further than that.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Fabian scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice HP, well balanced, spicy, slightly smoky, yellow fruit, vanilla.
    So far have only tasted the sample, without trying it out with a drop of water.
    Didn't feel the need to add water, but when the bottle opens, I'll do that out of curiosity.
    01-09: bottle open, add a little water, I like it better without water.


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