- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Series
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 1st Fill American Oak Sherry Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 65.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Added on
- 25 May 2019 4:32 pm by RoyC
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2008
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points
- alcohol dominates in nose and palate, also with water, much spiciness and wood, some sweetness with honey, a little bit boring.
- - really tasty for 10 years,
- Mixture of a lot of spice & fruity sherry aromas
- still not for beginners, definitely material for
- this whisky has to be adjusted well with water
Strong and powerful at first, alcohol clearly noticeable, but after a while it becomes surprisingly pleasant for the 65%, very fruity, intense grape, raisins, sweet sherry
without water: very bulky and voluminous, almost brutally strong BUT it does not appear unpleasant in any way, clearly the high% is clearly noticeable but no uncomfortable burning, a lot of spice and sweet sherry
mW: significantly more harmonious (better) start, pleasant combination of spice and sherry, slightly smoky, still very strong, raisins, sweet grapes, figs, dates
long intense fruity and warm finish;
long spicy and fruity aftertaste, stays in the mouth for a very long time
- A young, wild, frantic Highland Park!
He definitely needs water. The barrel is not too dominant
diluted, the HP character comes through nicely!
Without a doubt - also for € 95.00 - a great, very good whisky!
without water: a lot of alcohol, sweet fruits;
with water: honey, fruity (raspberry, orange), sherry, fine smoke;
with water: strong, fruity, voluminous, honey, jam, oranges, sherry, chocolate, pleasant spice, fine smoke; recognizable young;
medium length, fruity, some wood;
- Powerful single cask highland park that can handle water. Then he opens up and shows delicious aromas of red berries and a nice spiciness. Overall, he lacks a bit of complexity. He can not hide the "only" 10 years of maturity. Overall delicious but the price is not quite right for the price.
without water, the alcohol dominates; with water: fruity sweet; red berry fruits (raspberries, strawberries); oranges; Chocolate; subtle oak; cooling alcohol; Smoke is not noticeable
powerful; fruity-sweet (berries, orange); Spiciness emerges; Dark chocolate; very soft smoke in the background
short to medium length; slightly malty; Oak; Dark chocolate; falls off a bit
Pur: Here dominates the alcohol. With a good shot of water: Now he opens up clearly. Something cotton candy, a little coffee and a subtle smell of smoked pours into the nose. All very easy.
Pur: It's admittedly too intense for me. Again, the alcohol kills everything to taste, except a wood note. With a good shot of water: Amazing how this malt turns on. At the beginning ripe sweet raspberries come to the fore, which are then replaced by wood, chocolate and a subtle smoke. Of course, when he's ten years old, he's not terribly complex, but this taste of dark chocolate with dried raspberries during a BBQ is just great.
The finish is short to medium, also pure. With a good dash of water: The wood notes remain lying on the tongue (did not think that American Oak is capable of) and the aftertaste of really good dark chocolate with a little pepper left a satisfied feeling.