Highland Park Drakkar

Overall rating
81.84/100
votes
155
Whiskybase ID
WB27972
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010314095406
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
24 oct 2011 1:54 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 105.95

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155 × member ratings

594 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park Drakkar

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.84 points.

  1. Angelos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I have expected more! It is still an acceptable whisky! I am normally accustomed to Highland Park better
    • Nose
      Astonishing sweet, raisins, sultanas, some apricot, perhaps slightly peated, nice caramel
    • Taste
      Sherry + oak, by far not that sweet in comparison to the nose, some dark fruits like raisins and blackberries. Some spices which I cannot really define. Some honey notes
    • Finish
      Bit disappointing. Clearly european oak in the finish. But this one here has a unpleasant character.

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  3. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    ... great smoke and fruits ...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. glendronach64 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Starts fruity, sweet and ends smoky.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Sweetish, fruity smell
    • Taste
      75 75
      Quite intense on the palate for its 40% vol. It remains sweet and fruity, some smoke appears.
    • Finish
      80 80
      First sweet, then becoming slightly bitter, the smoke sticks to the palate for a medium-long time.

  6. JanMartin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Too bad, a very nice and interesting nose, little in the taste to follow and the finish is a bit too much on the bitter side. I would love to try it in barrel size, or at least in full drinking strength, 40% are simply too thin to dilute.
    • Nose
      Tender smoke over everything, relatively dense with cream caramel and ripe yellow fruits, towards peach and mirabelle. A few dates can be found as well as orange zest and also some salt and iodine. Warmth makes the nose fresher, denser and more exotic. Lemon juice, star fruit, papaya with marzipan, very creamy. Also floral notes develop.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweet with distinctly tart notes and quite a bit of salt. Dark chocolate, fruit jelly and some fir honey, is drying up. Relatively weak-breasted.
    • Finish
      The finish belongs entirely to the oak and slightly ashy. Not too long. At the end, a memory of tropical multi-fruit juice is felt.

  10. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The scent came to me a lot more interesting, a pity. I imported a sample from the Whisky Festival 2015.
    • Nose
      Honey, with tones of sherry and citrus, dates, bloody oranges. I do not feel smoke out there, but the thicker veil of heath is there. This is a very pleasant smell, I wonder if she will want to keep up .... (85 b)
    • Taste
      ... and right after the first tasting, I know where the fish is buried with the price and volume of the bottle. It lags in richness and in sweetness for the smell. The body is thin, sparse. Firstly, wood, chocolate, but only weakly, after a lot of dry dirt. (81 b)

  11. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  12. st7 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The sherry is mainly present in the nose. In the taste and finish it's the peat that takes a more prominent spot.
    If you can get it for around 30 euros as mentioned in the shoplinks, you've got a decent entry level Highland Park which gives a good impression of the distillery profile. In regular retail it's more expensive than the Einar and Svein though, but it's definitely not better than those two.
    • Nose
      Orange, toffee, peach, vanilla, peat smoke, chocolate and marzipan
    • Taste
      Vanilla, peat ash, bitter almond, orange, chocolate, lime and new oak.
    • Finish
      Peat ash, vanilla and orange.

  15. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes (by SCOMA) : 

    Aroma: Slight smokiness and sherry flavors, citrus fruit.

    Taste: Pleasant fruity and spicy background, honey, malt and peat smoke.

    Finish: Long and warm, somewhat bitter. 

  16. Stazz did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    wishlist - `d like to check it - what is this, what age? Good price!

  17. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur



    Well, this is a rather everyday aperitif by Highland Park, which struggles to compete
    with their regular standard expressions. Around 40 EUR. Thanks, Manny, for the
    sample.
    • Nose

      The nose is immediately very sweet with hints of raisins, dades, prunes,
      figs. You get the picture: sherry cask. But still this HP remains rather grainy
      and is clearly pretty young. I am reminded of porridge of oats. Quite a bit of
      caramel and honey. Not bad, but not earth shattering either.
    • Taste


      It is nicely mouth coating, again on dark fruit, but turns very dry all
      of a sudden. Too dry to my taste. Honey, vanilla and a leaf of mint. Heather
      and even some lavender.
    • Finish


      The finish is more than okay. Classic smoky finish, medium long.

  18. ronmalt scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    i have got a 1L bottle

  19. olaoter did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Shouldn`t this be 1 litre, or are there different bottles of this?

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