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Highland Park Saint Magnus

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
282
Whiskybase ID
WB17759
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Inga Saga Trilogy - Edition Two
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
11994
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314089108
Added on
18 Aug 2010 2:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 411.57

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

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful dram, if only any 12yo from HP these days was up here with this one.

    Review: https://youtu.be/ikateDT1ITU
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Light smoke, light oak, fruity and stewed vegetable sweetness, light mint, tobacco.

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good, warm, like a cupcake, whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dark dried fruits, raisins and grapes, baked waffle and cupcake, oily, warm, full of autumn tones. A little smoke.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, slightly spicy, dried fruit compote, plum and grape jam.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Aftertaste of sweet raisins, prunes and baked apple.

  6. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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.

  7. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      92 92
      old leather, old books, very nice
      dried fruits, smokey wood fire, herby, earthy, woody
      sweet, light peatsmoke
    • Taste
      91 91
      dried fruits, seems sherried, sweet & sour, very nice
      bit burnt, acts light & gentle
    • Finish
      91 91
      nice, warming, sweet/sour, long but soft in a good way

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Restrained, cold, grain, malt, dry grass, barnyard, salt, window putty, light smoke, smoked notes.
    • Taste
      Warm, rich, sweet-oak with astringent bitterness, peppery wave, burnt dried fruits, dried apples, burnt biscuits.
    • Finish
      Spicy oak, ginger, orange peels, coriander, rye bread, stout, dry herbs, a few needles and tar, very rich and warm.

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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