Old Man Of Hoy

Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky

ABV 58%
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Brand: Old Man Of Hoy, Blackadder
Expression: Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Winey and rich, softly oaked with an almost oily peatiness. Fabulous heathery depth with an almost flower-scented sweetness, this is the kind of malt that would send bees into a frenzy.
Palate: Fabulously fat and oily and then a massive wave of intensely sweet malt followed by wave upon wave of the most gentle peat. Thick, intense, uncompromising and chewy.
Finish: Long, peaty and intense with heather and oak. Some late cocoa adds further depth.
Comment: There is no mention as to whether this is Scapa or Highland Park, but this cannot be anything other than the elder statesman of the two. This is uncompromising, ultra-rich from the old school. A real stunner.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Faintly sulphury peat. Burnt grass. Lemon grass.
Palate: Syrupy and remarkably lemony.
Finish: Sherbert lemons. Sweet red peppers.
Comment: Weak in the middle. Lacks roundness.
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