Old Man Of Hoy? It’s Orcandian, so any guesses?
Blackadder Raw Cask The Old Man Of Hoy 2005 12yo 2018 Batch 1 Single Orcadian Malt
Old Man Of Hoy? It’s Orcandian, so any guesses? In fact it is a 137m sea stack on the Isle of Hoy, which is part of Orkney islands.
So we need to guess where it is from. And you have two choices.
Expect a seaside character with a hint of peat and it all being intensified by being at cask strength. But it is very well balanced, even given the high spirit content. The oak and malt are both creamy and there is also a pleasing citrus fruit flavour followed by some white pepper.
This is Batch 1, all American maturation, 344 bottles only..