- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Inga Saga Trilogy - Edition Two
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Number of bottles
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 18 Aug 2010 2:21 pm
79 × in wishlist
282 × member ratings
1245 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Saint Magnus
30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points
- Well, I think this one really shows the potential of the distillery. There is nothing fancy about it, just the basic thing: sweet and heathery, lightly smoky and rounded, nothing special, the contents are just what they should and could be doing all the time. Actually bought a bottle for keeping a few years back. It was, of course considering facts of the matter, overpriced already then (about a hundred €). It actually took until now that it is getting even more (insanely in honest) overpriced.
- Wonderful dram, if only any 12yo from HP these days was up here with this one.
Definitely sherried, light dried fruits, but really the first note that hits you is freshly baked scone and a pouch of pipe tobacco, really nice. Raisins, dates, dried apricot, light orange oil, little bit of marzipan and marshmallow, toffee, vanilla, maple syrup. A little bit closed, but really a very nice nose. Some wonderful notes of glazed walnuts show up as well.
The ABV is really perfect, strong with a little pinch, black pepper, it's filling with cane sugar sweetness, light smoke, little bit of ginger, toffee, lots of barley, fabulous malt. Very pure, and balance is great. Second chew brings more smoke and ginger, but also richer toffee, and sugary molasses. Tobacco leaf, apricot jam, orange oil. Yum. Third chew is slightly drier, but also ripe red apple and ripe banana joining the party.
Light smoke, light oak, fruity and stewed vegetable sweetness, light mint, tobacco.
- Good, warm, like a cupcake, whisky.
Dark dried fruits, raisins and grapes, baked waffle and cupcake, oily, warm, full of autumn tones. A little smoke.
Sweet, slightly spicy, dried fruit compote, plum and grape jam.
Aftertaste of sweet raisins, prunes and baked apple.
- Fragrance: rich and sweet with sherry, honey, tropical fruit, green banana, cooking pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves, mocha and milk chocolate. Behind it cedar, moss, oak, orange, a touch of smoke and sea.
Taste: Peat, clay, earth, sweet honey, orange marmalade, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather, malt and salty sea.
Finish: almond, clay, peat smoke, honey and fruit.
If only every Highland Park had this quality with 12 years old ... And then for a normal price.
- edited 12/2020 - second bottle.
notes from a blind tasting i did whisky mystery style
very drinkable for it's abv. Soft beautiful whisky, light peaty touch, some old dusty smells, nice & sweet!
old leather, old books, very nice
dried fruits, smokey wood fire, herby, earthy, woody
sweet, light peatsmoke
dried fruits, seems sherried, sweet & sour, very nice
bit burnt, acts light & gentle
nice, warming, sweet/sour, long but soft in a good way
- Excellent mole, nondescript and chained aroma foreshadowing boredom and despondency is replaced by an explosion of heat, joy and fun, power and depth are attached, pitches in the same place. If it were not for the fragrance, it would easily overstep the 90, and so - a little less.
Restrained, cold, grain, malt, dry grass, barnyard, salt, window putty, light smoke, smoked notes.
Warm, rich, sweet-oak with astringent bitterness, peppery wave, burnt dried fruits, dried apples, burnt biscuits.
Spicy oak, ginger, orange peels, coriander, rye bread, stout, dry herbs, a few needles and tar, very rich and warm.