- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry-seasoned American Oak casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottle code
- L0268A L10 19/05 11:10
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 08 Jul 2018 11:51 am by ctu
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Spirit of the Bear
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.03 points
- Moderately smoky, very "drinkable" whisky that lacks strength. Another boring release with no age indication.
Fresh, slightly smoky, with a high content of hints of malt and citrus (grapefruit, pomelo).
Lightly salty, peppery, smoky, with a lemon note.
Medium duration, completely repeating the taste palette.
- Good everyday and entry-level whisky. Quite nice but not unusual. Still ok.
Smoky, sherry and spicy, slightly fruity
sues with vanilla and banana, becoming spicy
spicy sues, rather short to medium-long, later light smoke and ginger
- Spicy and sweet HP with little smoke - I think it's great, even if the nose promises a little more than the taste. I find PLV fair and for me a very pleasant, delicious EveryDayDram.
very light smoke (tends to be more like campfire smoke, even if there is still something very medical here). Fruity, for me a banana aroma is dominant. Seasoning (towards nutmeg and somehow ginger) and sherry notes. Slight hint of vanilla in the background. Later some red dried fruit and a little more sweetness. I find it harmonious and balanced, the smoke is not superficial, but rather easily integrated. The aromas develop a little in the air.
very soft and sweet. Seasoning (nutmeg and ginger spiciness) occurs nicely. Seasoning persists for a long time with a slight oak note and sherry aroma. Fruit retreats somewhat. The second sip makes it even sweeter, but seasoning remains.
Wort stays with oak and sherry for a long time, gets drier out the back. Very light smoke. Very light coffee-bitter aftertaste.
- 80 – 82 (B-) = Not-too-bad – no major flaws, worth tasting
This is the stuff I’d recommend you try at the bar, an event or at a friend’s house before buying a bottle. There’s nothing really wrong with it, it’s just not… quite… there.
- The new entry level in HP's duty free line-up.
I actually like it better than the old Viking Warrior entry.
Sweeter, rounder, more enjoyable.
Thanks to ronnholt for the sample.
Nose is nice enough, recognisable HP profile.
Mellow sherry notes.
Very gentle, sweet and rounded.
Ripe orange, prunes and dades.
A little spice and wood mixed in.
Arrives with a very nice velvety mouthfeel.
But it doesn't manage to hold it, kind of delutes in the mouth.
Tastes good though. Sweet, but not overly so.
It's what you would and should expect from a 40% NAS in this price range; simple and basic, yet something I would not mind to sip for an entire evening.
This is it's weak point.
There are some chocolate and spice notes, but they don't last very long.