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Overall rating
87.18/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB136655
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
1st Fill: Spa. + Amer. Sherry & Bourbon casks
Strength
45.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0466B L4
Barcode
5010314309411
Added on
10 Aug 2019 11:11 am by GIORGOS
Uncolored

Average value

€ 206.10

26 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Triskelion

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. waal scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Apricot, apple, sherry-nutty, honey and some vanilla, very pleasant and promising, nice light fruits with floral spring notes, in the background an interesting dark, somewhat mineral, note with a slight acidity
    I like the nose very much. Really exciting and complex.

    Taste:
    Oh no, it falls off in taste. What a water! Oh dear! HP, what's the point? Even though the nose was so fine, the taste is terribly bland. A little honey goes with light spice, nuts and watery forest berry thinning juice. There is a noticeable lack of power in taste.

    finish:
    The finish and the aftertaste is actually boring. Warm tap water with minimally diluted whisky taste.

    Conclusion / points:
    After the excellent nose, the big disappointment. I don't need it in the glass anymore.

    83/100 (without a nose my judgment (for a HP) would be devastating !!)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An interesting release, but the smokiness is felt only on the aftertaste. Water reveals the finish, but kills smell and taste.
    • Nose
      oranges, other citruses, flower honey
    • Taste
      pungency, coriander, citrus sweetness, cayenne pepper, water greatly enhances sweetness
    • Finish
      very pleasant, spicy, smoky

  3. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Whisky has too many sharp corners, no roundness. Good for thrills.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sour smell. Some nail Polish. A bit of sweetness.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is sweet with a slight sourness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is like a lemon with sugar.

  5. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Pretty disippointing like a lot of NAS nowadays.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Myke scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    an (over) expensive HP that needs a lot of time to unfold - air is good for whisky.
    Pleasant on the nose, without an ostensibly clearly defined aroma, but very well balanced between sweetness, fruit and sherry tones. But that is precisely why that makes it so "weak" in my eyes, it is "arbitrary", "interchangeable", nothing to be remembered.
    Quite complex in taste: there is always something new to find; But even here nothing remains in the head in terms of taste. The finish ... well, could be longer.
    Don't get it wrong: the Triskelion is not bad (especially in the nose and in the taste), but still doesn't knock you off your feet - for around € 170-190, in my opinion, it is clearly too expensive for this whisky. Vlt. are my expectations simply too high in this price segment? What would I be willing to pay right now? In terms of price, * I * would set this malt somewhere between 80 and a maximum of 100 euros. Yes, yes, price increases everywhere, etc., may be yes, but this malt is not worth more in my eyes. Maybe only one master blender should have said what's in there, but three master blenders don't make the whisky three times as good. Sorry HP, my opinion (and that as an HP fan, * shaking your head *).
    it has to be retested after a certain period of time; currently: 83/100;
    Post-test: I had originally pushed it to the day form, but the post-test (2 months later) brought practically the same thing: I stay at 83/100
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get a second bottle? Maybe ... in this case: no, not at this price; @ Highland Park: brings this malt out 100 euros cheaper, then I could think again about the PLV and more points, but so ... boy, boy, what were you thinking?]
    Tip: get a sample first!
    • Nose
      85 85
      initially minimal smoke (typical HP heather character), then a slight sweetness of acacia honey, caramel and vanilla. Something fruity is added, goes in the direction of light fruits / stone fruits; every now and then something fresh and citrus pops up, which tends towards orange. Far in the background, a light sherry character with raisins and red dried fruits. Over time, a floral aroma will appear. Overall very balanced, not a dominant note - but it also seems a bit closed.
      Post-test: the first grades remain; a good 30 minutes of air to breathe: some brown sugar still arrives in the nose. Apricot aroma also comes through. Eminently fruity.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very soft at the start and a creamy-oily mouthfeel sets in (positive for me). There is a slight smoky note. Dark chocolate with cinnamon and some marzipan is also there. A little oak is added - but remains rather discreetly in the background.
      With the second sip, significantly more fruit (tendency to light-colored fruit, although something sherry-like always flashes) and sweeter.
      With the third sip, nut flavors come through stronger (for me it goes towards almonds).
      Follow-up test: I'll stick with my notes - essentially nothing has changed.
    • Finish
      81 81
      some oak and sherry notes remain in the finish for a medium to long time. The sweetness becomes less, but something earthy / tannic remains on the tongue. More could have come ... What a shame.
      Follow-up test: nothing new and surprising here either.

  7. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Rich, golden-yellow
    Nose: light floral broom note, sweetness, very discreetly typical Highland Park tobacco note, nutty, peach / apricot, hint of vanilla, sponge cake, wonderfully complex
    Mouthfeel: Relatively mild, somewhat heavy on the tongue
    Flavor: tobacco / smoke note, light sweetness, oak notes, peach, too bad the floral / fruity note could be stronger
    Finish: further the oak notes mixed with the light tobacco note and an even more subtle sweetness, then fruity again the peach and some caramel

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      somewhat smoky at first, a hint of maritime, slightly mineral notes, citrus fruits, sherry and oak. A little later more aromatic with raisins, spices, dark chocolate and orange.
    • Taste
      89 89
      slightly smoky and somewhat spicy, aromas of various woods, sherry, spices, orange. Slightly dark, hints of barrel and espresso notes, hints of perfume, delicately tart with oak.

      The longer in the glass, the more often tastes, the more aromatic and delicious in taste and perception. Not fat or engaging but coherent.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Relatively light with some oak, citrus notes, sherry, smoke, orange. Harmonious, soft, slightly sweet and smoky.

      A different Highland Park, no better or worse, just a little different ...

  9. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good, rather refined Highland Park, striking a much better balance of classic HP notes. Orange peel, subtle peat, gentle sherry notes and oak spice. Three types of casks so a bit for everyone. Pricey though.

  10. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Triskelion is a well-known symbol "in the form of three radially symmetric circular arcs, open spirals, interlaced triangles, knot patterns, human legs or other triple forms."

    A triskelion or triskele is a motif of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs.

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