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Highland Park Earl Haakon

Overall rating 130 votes 89.87
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Inga Saga Trilogy - Edition Three
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
3300
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jun 2011 9:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

528 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

11 Notes

Jevan
Expert Senior Jevan Review note
25 Feb 2017 10:12 pm
Jevan gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
95
Jevan My Collection
Jevan
Expert Senior Jevan Tasting note
25 Feb 2017 10:12 pm
Jevan gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

 Some sharpness of alcohol and possibly sulphite but soon leaves a warm honeyed nose with a touch of sandalwood and sawn oak. Deeper in there is orange oil and white pepper. Faint hint of smoke and a little mint. With water the sulphite and smoke comes more up front but leaves even more orange oil.

Taste

Malty and earthy taste with orange oil & honey. Very classic HP taste. Warming and rich. Oily, coating mouthfeel with very slight hints of smoke but less than I would expect. With water it becomes a touch sweeter with orange marmalade making an appearance.

Finish

Long spicy finish, white pepper & cloves.

Comments

This is a lovely dram, very HP but I would have expected a few surprises and this one plays it straight down the middle. 89

Jevan My Collection
Imp
Expert Senior Imp Note
29 Jan 2017 8:00 am
Imp gave this whisky 92 points

head-to-head comparison with 12 yo Saint Magnus and 15 yo Earl Magnus can be found here http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/01/whisky-felling-tasting-2-orkney-saga.html 

ZwiJo
Expert Senior ZwiJo Review note
13 Jun 2016 9:22 pm
ZwiJo gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
93
Finlaggan
Expert Senior Finlaggan Note
22 Nov 2013 10:43 pm
Finlaggan gave this whisky 90 points

My notes, along with the other bottlings in the Magnus series, can be found in this HP Special on my blog:
http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2012/06/highland-park-distillery-special.html

Edwin de Lange
Expert Senior Edwin de Lange Note
10 May 2013 9:13 am
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 96 points


A great expression!

Feusi
Connoisseur Feusi Note
15 Sep 2011 12:12 pm

Earl Haakon is the third and final release in Highland Parkâ€

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hsmithjr
Connoisseur hsmithjr Note
09 Sep 2011 12:55 am

Hey Glengoyne!  Perhaps you should crack open one of your 24 bottles, and let us know! happy

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Highland Park
Expert Junior Highland Park Note
30 Aug 2011 9:06 pm
Highland Park gave this whisky 90 points


expensive but nice happy

Highland Park
BenNevis
Expert Junior BenNevis Note
27 Aug 2011 3:18 pm


Just paid over £300 for my bottle :(  so wont be opening it just yet

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