Highland Park Earl Haakon

Overall rating
90.02/100
votes
192
Whiskybase ID
WB23232
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
Barcode
5010314093501
Added on
26 jun 2011 9:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 642.29

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192 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park Earl Haakon

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.02 points.

  1. Jevan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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
    • 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.

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park 1993 - 2011, 18 years, 54.9% alc. Original bottling (Inga Saga Trilogy Edition Three)

    Nose: Tobacco and plum jam, heather and a tiny bit of peat smoke. There is also orange abrasion, antique wood and dark forest honey. Gunpowder, black tea and a hint of mint chocolate linger in the background.

    Palate: Intense and powerful, continuing the aromas smelled in the nose. Orange marmalade, dried plums, forest honey and peat smoke, plus sage, mint and pepper.

    Finish: Very long, very dry. Balanced between spices, dried fruits and a delicately sweet smoky note.

    Conclusion: Highland Park is really fun, a bottling from the time before they completely messed up the bottles and labels. 91/100 points (2023)

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    sherry sherry sheryy
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Imp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nose: quite reserved at the beginning, needs to be warmed. Then you're attacked by Orkney peat, heather honey, sherry, oranges, marmalade, prunes, touches of salt and oak. There are also some old church flavours: precious wood, frankincense and myrrh.

    Taste: dense and powerful, sweet oranges, peat, notes of salt, pepper and oak.

    Finish: long, drying, mouthwatering, sweet and smoky, stays with for quite a long time.

    Overall: really wild one, you can easily imagine Earl Haakon himself with axe or whatever. The same score as before, but today I'd put some emphasis on its taste.

    Score = 23 23+ 23- 23, 92/100!

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Considering it is 54.9% abv it has little punch to it?
    Flavourwise it is pretty good just not particulalrly exciting and the price now is far too high
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Zorba scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    2333'91 - church candles in burlap and wild honey of Orkney heather are all under the layers of sherry (let it stand well and it won’t stick out)

  11. kimmosuo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Jevan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  13. ZwiJo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Finlaggan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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

  15. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  16. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

  17. Highland Park scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    expensive but nice

  18. BenNevis did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  19. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    OK....who is going to be the first to open their bottle and provide a tasting note?

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