Highland Park Earl Magnus

Overall rating
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
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 659.35

88 × in wishlist

233 × member ratings

815 × in collection

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

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Imp scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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 

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Punchy, honey, leather and little zesty and a tad bitter in the end - still very good

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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/
    • Nose
      Rich nutty wood. Brown glue. Plum wine. Orange cake. Jam biscuits. Vanilla caramel. Very subtle but present sandalwood.
    • Taste
      Leather. Dusty books. Dry, sweet wood. Oranges. Ruby grapefruit. Slightly earthy. Bitter wood and green herbs on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Medium. Very salty. Toffee. Plums. Bitter wood. Woodspice.

  8. ZwiJo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.




  10. Finlaggan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My notes, along with the other bottlings in the Magnus series, can be found in this HP Special on my blog:


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?