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Highland Park Thor

Overall rating
87.34/100
votes
326
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valhalla Collection
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
23000
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314094607
Added on
25 Jan 2012 12:43 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 969,31

104 × in wishlist

326 × member ratings

1336 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
19
Taste
19
Finish
19
Balance
19

Tastingtags

30 Notes

PatSch23_12
Expert Senior PatSch23_12 Tasting note
06 Jul 2018 2:30 pm
PatSch23_12 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amber
Nose

dunkle Waldbeeren, Sahnetoffee, Heidekräuter, Heu, Zigarrentabak, Esskastanie, dunkel, erdig und mineralisch, Honig und etwas Bienenwachs, Orangenmarmelade und Zimt

Taste

kräftiger Antritt, sofort ölig, Leinöl, Lakritz, Salmiak, Pfefferkuchen, Karamell, Pfeffer, Fenchelsaat, gebräunte Butter, scharfe Nüsse (Walnuss)

Finish

sehr lang, starkes Lakritz, deutlicherer Rauch, Assam-Tee

Comments

Was für ein großartiger Whisky. Eine Schande, was mit den Flaschen in reinen Anschauungssammlungen passiert. Dieser Malt ist so trinkenswert.

Gris
Expert Junior Gris Tasting note
03 Jul 2018 10:08 am
Gris gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

A nose of surprising sweetness, especially when you have a name like this one, very pleasant on yellow fruit aromas with a hint of honey. The smoke of the peat then appears with earthy notes. This mix of sweetness and power is perfect.

Taste

Here it is the peat and its smoke that take the first place, but always leaving some place to the fruit aromas, starting with apples and pears. Always a note of vanilla with ginger and some spices on the finish.

Finish

Long and fruity, again in a subtle blend with spices and smoke.

Comments

I bought this little gem €150 at his release, when I see his price in auctions (minimum 750 €)… Given its high quality and excellent reviews, the next bottles of this collection were sold out in a few hours and their price was higher at their outset (for a lower quality). There are obviously not only real amateurs who have bought these bottles, hello speculation!

At the original price, excellent value for money, an Highland Park that has the punch and sweetness at the same time. A nice balance all along! By the way, this box has a damn allure and always has its small effect when you put it on the table for your guests.

Rhaaaa what sadness when this bottle of Highland Park Thor will be empty… but what beautiful moments it will have offered.

http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/highland-park-thor-2.html

Gris
Expert Junior Gris Tasting note
25 Jun 2018 8:56 pm
Gris gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Un nez d’une douceur étonnante, surtout quand on porte un nom pareil, très plaisant sur des arômes de fruits jaunes avec une pointe de miel. La fumée de la tourbe fait ensuite son apparition accompagnée de notes terreuses. Ce mélange entre douceur et puissance est parfait dans le genre.

Taste

Ici c’est la tourbe et sa fumée qui prennent la première place, mais toujours en laissant leur place aux arômes de fruits, à commencer par les pommes et les poires. Toujours une note de vanille mais à laquelle s’ajoutent du gingembre et quelques épices en fin de bouche.

Finish

Longue et fruitée, de nouveau dans un subtil mélange avec les épices et la fumée.

Comments

Dire que j’ai acheté ce petit bijou 150€ à l’époque, quand je vois à quel prix il s’arrache aux enchères (comptez grand minimum 750€)…

Au tarif d’origine, un excellent rapport qualité/prix, un Highland Park qui a du punch et de la douceur à la fois. Un bien bel équilibre tout du long! Puis, il faut dire ce qui est, ce coffret a sacrément de la gueule et fait toujours son petit effet quand on le sort.

Rhaaaa quelle tristesse quand cette bouteille sera vide… mais quels beaux moments elle aura offerts.

http://www.justanotherdram.com/notes/highland-park-thor.html

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
09 Dec 2017 4:04 pm
ctu gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Honey, caramel, vanilla, oak. Fruits, flowers, citruses, earth. Salty air.

Taste

Strong, sweet, spicy. Pepper, caramel, honey, nutmeg, ginger and marzipan. Matured oak.

Finish

Long, bittersweet, spicy.

Comments

Highly overpriced HP, but strong, complex. When you see the price, it's like Thor slap your head with his hammer. :)

Lord of Orkney
Member Senior Lord of Orkney Review note
21 Nov 2017 6:15 am
Lord of Orkney gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
80
Presentation
91
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
24 Aug 2017 1:21 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 88 points

Tasted after Viking Legends tour at HP.

Weighted Rate
88
Nose
85
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Tasting note
24 Aug 2017 1:22 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Recognisable HP nose, maybe a little bit more herbal and earthy mixed in with the more expected light citrusy honey sweetness.

Light caramel and smoke.


Taste

Got quite a kick on first impact, but calms down quick. Spicy, sweet caramel with a light salty sprinkle. Rather thick mouthfeel and a little dry.


Finish

Medium+ in lenght, slightly bitter orange note and some drying spice.


Comments

Could have bought a bottle at the distillery (Aug-2017) at £350, while average WB price is €800.

It's not a £350 whisky, and I'm not a punter.

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
09 Aug 2017 12:57 am
Falnor gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
75
Presentation
87
Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Note
18 Jan 2017 12:48 pm
Waykid gave this whisky 87 points

The only bottle of Valhalla collection that I actually purchased. Very siffable and good, though no classic and nothing incredible. The same with the whole series - decent whiskeys Loki and Freya also Odin, Loki was IMO the best. I had in mind to buy Odin, for Odin is Odin - but the price... come on!

Waykid
Expert Junior Waykid Note
18 Jan 2017 12:21 pm
Waykid gave this whisky 87 points

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