Old Orkney Miniatures

Old Orkney was the brand name for the single malt produced at Stromness distillery in Orkney. The product was generally known as "OO" and was one of the few single malts bottled in the 1920s. It seems that the distillery ceased to operate around 1928 but the product continued to be bottled well into the 1930s firstly as a single malt and latterly as a blend.

Old Orkney Miniatures

Double OO   Old Orkney "Real Liqueur Whisky"

This is probably a single malt from Stromness Distillery. Photo courtesy of Derek Taylor.

Album : The label on Bottle 1 makes no reference to "blended" and it is probable that this miniature contains Stromness Single Malt. Bottle 2 is of the same shape but the label clearly states that the contents are "Blended Scotch Whisky". Bottles 3 to 8 have the same label design but are of different shapes and were almost certainly produced later than bottle 2. Bottle 10 contains "Old Orkney Relics". The contents are 12yo blended Scotch whisky and it seems that the blend includes the last few casks of Old Orkney malt. Bottle 9 is an empty version of the same mini. Bottle 11 contains an unaged version of Old Orkney Relics and the contents are described as being "Real Liqueur Whisky". Bottle 12 is a 1990s revamp of the name by Gordon and MacPhail.