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Highland Park Valfather

Overall rating
84.27/100
votes
184
Whiskybase ID
WB136696
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Legend
Bottled
2019
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010314308988
Added on
11 Aug 2019 11:28 am by maltaholic
Uncolored

Average value

€ 71.69

38 × in wishlist

184 × member ratings

714 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Valfather

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.27 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I found this one too weak to be really enjoyable, lacked profile and flavour all round.
    Save your money and get the Dragon Legend which is cheaper & much better.
    Some pretty inactive casks in the mix I feel?
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The nose starts with that typical highland park peat. Floral, sherry and a nutty scent. Obvious walnut and dried fruit. As the whisky opens in the glass it becomes clear that the peat is slightly more powerful than I am used to from a highland park.
    • Taste
      I take
      the first sip and so hey! That's a whole bucket more peat than I expected. For a moment I was taken aback by it, but I pick myself up again and take another sip to explore the whisky further. The whisky is nicely balanced with the nose. Has a pepper, soft sherry influences, floral, plums, raisins, dried fruit but also certainly fresh fruit such as an apple and a pear and a wood taste. Yet something strange happens in my mouth with this whisky… the whisky starts out greasy but suddenly turns into an incredibly dry mouthfeel. Very special. But very welcome.
    • Finish
      The finish has lots of pepper, some oiliness, nuts and that earthy peat.

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Thanks to ronnholt for this sample.
    Around what I've come to expect from a NAS HP.
    Not too complex, but somehow saved by being bottled at a higher ABV which delivers the flavours favourably.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Compaired to the 10 and 12 there is a little more smoke, more peaty. It's also a bit sweeter on the sherry.
      Other than that, the usual HP notes; apple, citrus, heather honey.
      It's got both similarities and slight differences from the core range, almost like a mix of 10 & 18.
      A bit too much alc up front, but then it's at a decent 47% so I'm not complaining.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts of with a sweet and very nice rich caramel chocolate in combination with red fruits.
      Initially not much smoke, but it emerges midway as it gets a bit dryer. However I wouldn't call it peaty.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium lenght. Wood and smoke, drying and slightly bitter.

  4. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The third and final bottling of Highland Park's Viking Legend series in collaboration with Jim Lyngvild.

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Meh - not sure how you'd say it in Norse, but it puts little effort in.
    • Nose
      80 80
      The nose is quite pleasant - like the tea leaves after brewing a pot of lapsang.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Quite watery - the taste is a bit like the England football team - lacking in oomph.
    • Finish
      78 78
      More a whimper than a finish.

  6. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. lys1 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Spices from the barrels dominate. Also some smoke, sherry and sweetness. Spices and alcohol give a good punch, which I like.

  9. Eigerle scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Definitely the weakest in this series. I find it difficult to build a pleasant world of pleasure - something bothers me. Inactive barrels take their toll. Not that complex either. Nothing bad, but for the price? (83/100)
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. harriedv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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