Deer, Bear & Moose Orkney Island 2002

Deer, Bear & Moose Orkney Island 2002

(0.75l, 58.5%)


7.9/10
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“There are three requirements for beauty. Firstly, integrity or perfection—for if something is impaired it is ugly. Then there is due proportion or consonance. And also clarity: whence things that are brightly coloured are called beautiful” Aquinas; Summa Theologica I, 39, 8.
 
Fresh out of the barrel. The hottest juice in town. This 15-year-young baller knocks it out of the park and into the stratosphere with ease. Sourced from one of the finest distilleries in Scotland, specifically, a distillery that has its roots deep in the harsh, windswept region of Orkney–you know the one…
 
How can such a bleak and ravaged land inspire something so beautiful, so sublime, is a mystery to us. But our Wild Trio believes the answer lies within the question, and the Whisky presented – their proof.
 
Integrity. Proportion. Clarity. This Orkney Island Single Malt has it all. The 14th Deer, Bear & Moose Edition has found its rightful place in our pantheon, and its thirteen predecessors greet it proudly.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islands
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    58.5%
  • Distillery
    Undisclosed
  • Age

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smoky
sherry
spicy
anise
chocolate
clove
vanilla
pine
oily
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale golden.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
A tad smoky on the nose with a lot of sherry going on afterwards.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
An intricate play between some chocolate sensations, sherry undertones and smoky whif. Lots of gentle and interesting spices are also present.
 
Finish
Long and enduring finish that has a lot to offer.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Harrison
Harrison,
This was a tough rate for me because I am not a fan of peat. That being said, I've had much more complete drams of whisky for a much lower price point. I'm unsure if it's the even cooler temperatures of the smaller islands that hinders the maturation, but this one tastes very young.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
As a follow up the more I have this one the more I love it. I did not like it at first but as I tasted it more I really love all the flavors
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Nice and strong for cold winter pick up,love the clove aftertaste,not for softies ,enjoy when you need some guts!
 
Robert
Robert,
Very good scotch the Smokey flavor melds well with the spicy and chocolate flavors. I see a lot of people put it on ice will have to try that next time to see if it opens up the flavors.
 
Charles
Charles,
Excellent scotch. The cask strength needs a bit of water to open the flavour.
 
Richard
Richard,
Nice and smooth. Shared it with friends and they all loved it.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Hands down favorite!
 
Mr.
Mr.,
A much different and unique flavor. Could taste the chocolate.
 
Rafael
Rafael,
I typically add a few drops of water or an ice cube for anything above 50%, and it was a wise choice. I was not impressed by the nose, it's very muted for an aged scotch of this ABV. Once you put it in your mouth though, it's anything but muted. Complex, elegant, well balanced. Allspice, a hint of caramel, chestnuts, and some smoke (mind you, I tried it on the same night as my Port Charlotte, so my bar for smokiness might be biased).
 
Doug
Doug,
I am conflicted about this one. I taste smoke and sometimes butterscotch. There is less sweetness and more burn than I expected. It is a solid "OK" from me: good, but not really my favorite. Revised... from 6 to 7: it is growing on me. After reading others’ notes about putting it on ice, I’m going to give that a shot, too.
 
Levi
Levi,
Very high alcohol content. I had to ice it and let it melt a bit in order to really get at the notes. It's smokey! Very smokey! No shock there. Definitely a sipper.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
This is an excellent scotch! It reminds me of Talisker 18, but with more bite and a lovely puncheon flavor. I highly recommend.
 
William
William,
I'm not usually a,fan of smoky whisky, but this is very well done. Strong cask strength, nice aroma with a very complex taste. If it was readily available and not so pricey this would be a bar essential.
 
Jason
Jason,
This one is a bit strong out of the gate at 58% ABV but I added one small ice cube and it mellowed nicely. Not overly Smokey and just a little spicy - good blend of each and not overwhelming. Might rise to a 9 rating with future tastings.
 
Zane
Zane,
Very happy with this one. Chocolate and smoke are perfect.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
The flavor is smoke with a burn. Not a bad smoke like a few I have had. After you finish swallowing the drink it feels like you just had a cigar. The smoke lingers in your mouth for minutes after drinking. Not my favorite.
 
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