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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail
08 02.2007
Stated Age
14 years old
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 sep 2021 9:25 pm by Wisam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky
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€ 96.08

Whisky reviews for An Orkney Distillery 2007 ElD

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.85 points.

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  1. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Another whisky from an unnamed Orkney Distillery, which of course is Highland Park this time too. It is bottled by Elixir Distillers in The Whisky Trail series, which was released in 2021 in a retro Soviet design, which seems all the stranger in 2022. There is no information about the cask on the label, but the color leaves little doubt - a sherry cask was used here. And that left a massively dark color.

    • Nose
      A difficult whisky. Sherry seasoned casks have left sherry flavor in the whisky. This is immediately recognizable in the nosing. Behind is very light smoke, citrus freshness with menthol, some spice with cinnamon bark and herbs. But somehow the depth is missing.
    • Taste
      The Highland Park flavors are present but they are in the background, come off a bit weak. The sherry aromas determine the taste. The alcohol is too present and rough. With water, however, the whisky quickly becomes too thin and expressionless. There is an unsightly wood note in the background. But there are also a few fruity notes with sweet cherry juice, which unfortunately cannot develop properly.
    • Finish
      The finish is also weak, some wood with a light smoke.

      The whisky is a little disappointing. The color is strong, but the taste lags behind, sherry, smoke and alcohol are not really well woven together. Maybe a whisky from a weak cask has been matured in fresh sherry seasoned cask. This brings a lot of color but only patch aromas. I don't really like the whisky.

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