Anon. Batch 2 - 17 Year Old | AW 10th Anniversary

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky Abbey Whisky

The third release in our series of special 10th Anniversary drams shall remain ‘Anonymous’. What we can reveal, is that this stunner of a dram, released under our Rare Casks Anon. banner was distilled in 1999 at a famous distillery on the Isle of Orkney and matured for 17 years in a refill sherry butt. Bottled a day before it’s 18th birthday, it's certainly come of age.

Silver Recommended Award - Issue 150

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Whisky Details

County Island
Age 17
Bottler Abbey Whisky
Bottle Size 70cl
Vintage 1999
ABV (Strength) 53.8
Bottling Date 2017
Cask Type Refill Sherry Butt
Series AW Exclusive (10th Anniversary Bottling)
No of Bottles 294
Style Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Strength Yes


15 Customer Review(s)

High standard single cask. But then again, so are all of what you guys release, can't wait for the next. Any new when this will be?
Review by Stewart   (On 02/08/2019)

High standard single cask. But then again, so are all of what you guys release, can't wait for the next. Any new when this will be?
Review by Stewart   (On 02/08/2019)

Gem! Peated smoky flavor. Wow lovely impressive. Two more ordered on the way to stateside...
Review by Nelson C  (On 25/01/2019)

Thanks for the fast delivery, must quicker than expected :) :) Husband loved this for his birthday, thanks so much, he's not stopped talking about it with friends. I'll try get him to come back on and write some proper tasting notes, just wanted to say thanks :)
Review by Jane  (On 04/12/2018)

An absolute stonking HP, favourite dram of the year for me.
Review by Donald  (On 20/10/2018)

I've tried many 'Orkney' casks of late but this is by far my favourite. Keep up the good work. When's your next 10th Anniversary bottling out?
Review by John  (On 30/08/2018)

Aggressive dram and to my liking. Needs to let it breath.
Review by Edwin  (On 08/06/2018)

Pure delightful! Thanks for the speedy delivery.
Review by Peter  (On 19/04/2018)

Nose – Gentle, refined and ‘coastal’. I got notes of honeycomb, soft spice and a light, sweet heathery-smoke (almost floral, in a way). Flinty minerals, crushed quartz rock, red apples skins, grilled stone fruit and oily rope.

Palate – A lovely oily texture. Naturally sweet up front, with notes of honey, lavender and toffee. The peat is much more present here, smouldering hay, floral tobacco and leather finishing quite earthy.

A really complex and hugely rewarding dram, the kind of stuff Highland Park 'should' be bottling. Regret not buying more!
Review by Jonathan  (On 01/03/2018)

really happy I bought this HP single cask, the flavour profile is epic, delightful, fabulous, can't get enough. Keep up the good work on choosing great casks.
Review by Ralf.s  (On 31/01/2018)

NOSE: model airplane glue (like an old Pappy 20); cotton candy at the fair; salty sea air; freshly cut vetch; mild peat; modeling putty; almost a Speyside-y flat caramel note; rice pudding; cumin. PALATE: ashy peat; caramel apple; vanilla bean; yogurt-covered cashew; hot red clay. FINISH: fairly long with a mercurial shifting between sweet and salty; concentrates on the tip of the tongue. Extremely nice dram for the cost, especially at nearly 18 years old. Palate is better than the nose. Now that some time has gone by, I'm reminded of an older bruichladdich of comparable age (on the nose). I bought two of these bottles with no regrets whatsoever . . . aside from not buying three.
Review by Kirk  (On 11/01/2018)

Doesn't get much better, perfect balance of peat and sherry, not to much, just perfect
Review by RC  (On 10/01/2018)

Very nice single cask Highland Park
Review by Jevan  (On 01/01/2018)

This has got to be a Highland Park??? The blend of peat with the sherry is perfect, perfect strength. Great value, what a dram.
Review by Dennis  (On 12/12/2017)

Perfectly balanced, lovely dram.
Review by Carol  (On 12/12/2017)

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