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Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB72108
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Robertson of Kirkwall (RoK)
Bottling serie
Pure Malt Whisky From Orkney
Vintage
1973
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
98.7 Proof
Added on
21 Sep 2015 5:30 pm by Forrest
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Whisky Reviews for The Dragon 1973 RoK

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Interesting complexity and roughness, really good and enjoyable and far from mainstream - fantastic!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Lots of dried fruits, dates, plums, little brown sugar and molasses, toffee, fine sherry wood, spices, cloves, little nutmeg, xmas spice, little tobacco - great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very oily, creamy, liquorice, more tobacco, dried fruits, little leathery, more sherry wood, toffee, chocolate, more spices - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Medium long, warm, more spicy, hints of leather and smoke - very good!

  2. Jim_my_whisky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    The Dragon 1973 (56.4%, Robertson, +/-1990) Five stars With Olivier. There are several versions of this famous undisclosed Highland Park, esp. two lovely 1973s (unless that would be three?) It’s the first time we’re having this one, but one at 56.6% was superb (WF 93).

    Dragon Olivier
    Colour: rich amber (Angus, who’s passing by, says ‘rusted fuselage’). Nose: starts right on ripe tropical fruits with a little honeydew and ‘ideas’ of fennel, as well as quite some cut hay, encaustic, beeswax… Slightly prickly, with also a little tar, tarry/smoky ropes, touches of peat, cold tobacco ashes… It’s all very elegant and pure. Keeps going on with some rancio, mildly sour fruits, tangerines… Nutshell, firm yet very fine and elegant. Mouth: slightly leathery arrival, all being powerful and lively, without any heaviness, the sherry being very ‘accurate’ and clean. No rancio this time but a lovely woodiness (cigar box, cedar wood), this light smokiness… At the fruits department we have a little quince but the whole remains dry and pretty malty. Some shoe polish, more wax, smoke, dried orange zests… Light tannicity. Compact rather than wide. Kind of cigary (?) Finish: long, pleasantly drying and woody. Liquorice, pepper, ginger and tea in the aftertaste. Comments: a very nice yet slightly challenging sherried expression of HP that lets the original distillate shine through. ‘Respectful sherry’ says Olivier. SGP:463 – 91 points.

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