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Highland Park Thor

Overall rating 304 votes 87.20
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

Tastingtags

26 Notes

peatbogger
Connoisseur 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
Connoisseur 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
Gris
Expert Junior Gris Note
24 Mar 2017 12:42 pm
Gris gave this whisky 91 points

Dire que j'ai acheté ce petit bijou 150€ à l'époque, quand je vois à quel prix il s'arrache aux enchères... J'aurais dû en prendre 3.

Au tarif d'origine, un excellent rapport qualité/prix, un Highland Park qui a du punch et de la douceur à la fois avec un côté fruité qui se révèle en second plan. Un beau et long final épicé en bouche... Un bien bel équilibre!

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

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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
AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
01 Jul 2016 9:44 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
95
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
15 Apr 2016 12:03 am
dram-drinker gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Oak, vanilla, ripe bananas, nutty, little sea breeze

Taste

Oily and liquorice, oaky, rather dry

Finish

Long and burning, a tad bitter in the end

Comments

Very good, but more can be expected at this price

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
15 Apr 2016 12:48 am
dram-drinker gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
91
Initial taste
87
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
83
Presentation
92
recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
30 Jan 2016 11:46 am
recursiewhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

A powerful, rich, layered and complex whisky with aroma’s of sweet honey, fresh fruits, gooseberries, grapefruit, melon, soft oak, redcurrant, pear, red apples, slightly tangy green apples, toffee, dried fruits, mild sherry, stem ginger, new leather, malt, prunes, raisins, sweet tobacco, barley sugars, vanilla, subtle peat & smoke, banana, peach, soft earthy tones and a hint of sea salt.

Taste

A strong, powerful, busy, full bodied and complex whisky with aroma’s of sweet ginger, vanilla, white pepper, soft tannins, dry oak, mango, blackberries, apricot, peach, marmalade, orange peels, earth tones, hint of star anise, toffee, marzipan, cherry, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, quince jelly, subtle honey, custard, butter, lemon peel, soft lingering smoke, nuts, spicy oak, marmite and sticky toffee pudding.

Finish

A long and spicy finish with aroma’s of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, fresh ground black pepper, soft bitter tannins, vanilla, hint of smoke, powerful oak, cocoa and grape skins.

Comments
A very fruity and powerful Highland park with a surprisingly good complexity and layers of aroma. It doesn’t give away it’s true character that easily but spending some time with this dram is very rewarding. If you ever get a change to taste this: go for it!!

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