Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB216383
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Duckhammer's Rare & Fine Spirits (DRFS)
Bottling serie
Wu Dram Clan Lighthouse Series
Vintage
02.2006
Bottled
03.2022
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
150
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 aug 2022 10:33 pm by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

4 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for A Secret Orkney Distillery 2006 DRFS

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.54 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice and clean-mineral-maritime half board in the ideal drinking strength, it doesn't get much better at the age of 16, you can't complain.
    • Nose
      White gummy bears, sea breeze, beach sand, herbal honey and heather. Smoke here hardly noticeable. It's only when it sits for a while that you realize what a wonderful bourbon cask it was: creamy, sweet, super-round.
    • Taste
      Sour-sweet start, strong spice from the middle, and towards the end surprisingly fruity for an HP - peach and lychee, maybe?
    • Finish
      Fine, well-balanced oak spice, plus the above-mentioned fruits plus grapefruit. Keeps the balance between tart/sour and fruity/sweet. Slightly ashy, only minimally smoky here.

  2. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Meets my taste preferences of unpeated whiskys exactly: lovely floral, slightly grassy with a wonderful portion of tropical fruits, almost Irish hints. In addition, the typical HP heather. Value for money for me an absolute cracker!

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Great combination of mineral notes (moist stone, limestone, clinker) and fruit.
    At the beginning more green apple, lychee and gooseberry, it develops with standing time and a few drops of water in the direction of tropical fruits with mango and passion fruit.
    White gummy bears. Subtle herbal scents in the background

    Mouth:
    In the mouth, the herbs come more to the fore.
    Nice fruit here too, a mix of local and tropical fruits. However, a floral herbaceousness (heather/heather) is omnipresent.
    Lies nicely in the mouth

    Finish:
    Medium length, fruity-floral with oak accents.

    88/100

    Conclusion:
    In the nose really great for my taste, in the mouth the floral is a bit too concise for me. Fans of the distillery style will certainly appreciate the whisky much more

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