- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Inga Saga Trilogy - Edition One
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- American Oak Casks
- Number of bottles
- 52.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Nov 2009 10:33 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Earl Magnus
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points
- head-to-head comparison with 12 yo Saint Magnus and 18 yo Earl Haakon can be found here http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/01/whisky-felling-tasting-2-orkney-saga.html
- Punchy, honey, leather and little zesty and a tad bitter in the end - still very good
- Very drinkable at 52,6%. A few drops of water are no problem. One of the best HP I ever drank. Extremely well balanced. IMHO a great deal of effort has gone in creating this whisky, and it shows. Slainte!
First and foremost; Fruit. A mix of green, yellow and red. The best kind. The red fruit is very ripe, although not overpowering the green and yellow. Let's not forget the oranges. Dark chocolate. Some leather. There is vanilla, some mint and maybe even some coconut. It totally lacks the spices I find in other modern HP. Very well made!
Dark honeyed cigars, chocolate, ripe red fruits, there is some yellow fruit there, but I cannot taste any fresh green fruit. Leather. Vanilla. Some mint. And yes, salty.
Quite long and not drying at all. Dark red fruits linger, the mint and vanilla come back in waves, everything is coated in a leathery kind of light cigar smoke.
- This was a really lovely expression, completely different from any contemporary Highland Park I’ve tried. It felt kind of like an older style whisky, rough, dirty and rich. Very big on complexity and a very dynamic palate, with the flavours constantly developing. Absolutely stunning.
Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/09/02/highland-park-earl-magnus/
Rich nutty wood. Brown glue. Plum wine. Orange cake. Jam biscuits. Vanilla caramel. Very subtle but present sandalwood.
Leather. Dusty books. Dry, sweet wood. Oranges. Ruby grapefruit. Slightly earthy. Bitter wood and green herbs on the swallow.
Medium. Very salty. Toffee. Plums. Bitter wood. Woodspice.
- Colour: Old gold.
Nose: Peaty, tarry, maritime, on heather and honey,
tangerine, citrus, orange marmalade and some seaweeds. A quite dry and tarry
Taste: Slightly dry and citric, on peat smoke, tangerine and
some cold ashes. The finish is long, dry, mineral, peaty, slightly lemony, on
seaweeds and tangerine.
General Impression: A quite dry and mineral expression of
Highland Park, slightly farmy and "old fashioned". Very pleasant.
- My notes, along with the other bottlings in the Magnus series, can be found in this HP Special on my blog: