Another ‘Secret Orkney’ (not Scapa) this time bottled by The Nectar of the Daily Drams. Looking at the color it, it’s quite evident we’re talking big sherry influence.
Secret Orkney 13 yo 2007 , 56,1%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Nose: Plum juice, black Lapsang tea, big caramel, sticky pudding notes, toffee, sherry wine, and dried fruit all engulfed by sweet smoke and Orkney peat. It’s not very complex, but quite rich. A bit over the top.
Palate: Nice entry with peppery/sweet notes, dried fruit galore: fig, prune, date, sultana as well as touches of chocolate, spice and more black tea, tobacco maybe? wine tannins and more of the treacle notes. with a nice smoky element.
Finish : Smoke, dried fruit, sticky pudding, wood and chocolate.
Conclusion: Not the most complex Sherried HP I’ve had, but very more-ish, this is a lovely dessert dram for cold winter nights, and would go wonderfully with chocolate desserts. HP sherry fans will enjoy this very much.