Highland Park Spirit of the Bear

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry-seasoned American Oak casks
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Jul 2018 11:51 am by ctu

Average value

€ 56,13

17 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

300 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Spirit of the Bear

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.82 points

  1. dramidaris scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. RazvanGheorghies scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    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
      82 82
      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.
    • Taste
      80 80
      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.
    • Finish
      76 76
      This is it's weak point.
      There are some chocolate and spice notes, but they don't last very long.

  4. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Blindtasting. Interesting in Nosing, yummy & tasty in the taste, unfortunately quite disappointing in the finish. Can not be more than 40%. I did not find smoke.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry, fruity, sweet, spicy, ginger
    • Taste
      75 75
      soft, balanced, oily, sweet, rather simple as complex, pretty tasty!
    • Finish
      65 65
      Very short and weak, very little wood, disappointing.


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