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Highland Park Loki

Overall rating
87.62/100
votes
360
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valhalla Collection
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Casks & Heavily Peated Casks
Number of bottles
21000
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L005R L10 25
Barcode
5010314300111
Added on
18 Mar 2013 7:32 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 513.06

110 × in wishlist

360 × member ratings

1602 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Loki

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.62 points

  1. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Here are my tasting notes:

    Nose: Greek vanilla yogurt; honey comb; marzipan; cloves; nutmeg; almond milk.Palate: Full-bodied maltiness; creamy caramel; nougat; marzipan once more; white chocolate; café latte with cinnamon.Finish: Mid-tongue moves to front position (near the tip) and lasts quite long there; a tingle of nutmeg; honey suckle; ginger; and finally all-spice with a hint of clove cigarette on the death.In my view, this bottle and stand are one of the best presentations in the entire history of the whisky industry. Absolute stunner. A keepsake.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This taste of this whisky differs very much from the nose. On the nose the smokey components are almost not noticeable but on the palate it play’s a quite prominent role. Where the nose is light and delicate the palate is assertive and powerful. This dram demands time and your full attention. This makes it a very interesting and great dram to spent your time with. Although the pale colour of this dram it packs an enormous amount of flavours. Lovely!

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-332-highland-park-loki-15-years/
    • Nose
      A delicate yet powerful, quite closed, light, fresh and balanced whisky with aroma’s of cedar wood, vanilla, honey, powdered sugar, leather, citrus, soft acetone note, hemp seeds, dried apple, mineral tones, dried orange peel, nutmeg, pepper, ginger, anise seeds, cereals, malt, porridge, green apple, hint of camphor, tangy tobacco (maybe a Virginia) and some waxy tones.
    • Taste
      A rich, powerful, full, assertive, surprising and complex whisky with aroma’s of lemon zest, red fruits, berries, bitter grapefruit, honey, pineapple, soft sea salt, marmalade, earthy peat, delicate smoke, red ginger, pepper, nutmeg, waxy, liquorice root, spiced baked apple, dark chocolate, orange peel, cinnamon, earthy tones, creamy vanilla, custard, spicy oak, drying tannins, rhubarb and returning to more spices.
    • Finish
      A long and spicy finish with aroma’s of ginger, spicy oak, hint of marzipan, milk chocolate, sweet citrus, vanilla, hot cinnamon, smokey sea breeze, clove, vanilla rice pudding and fresh apple.

  3. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    By no means overly alcoholic, not too young and the clear smoke is the Loki very well to face. Delicious.
    • Nose
      mineral, chalky, bitter orange, vanilla, fennel and aniseed, cardamom, ginger, licorice and eucalyptus. In addition, a subliminal, sooty smoke of smoldering softwood (cedar)
    • Taste
      creamy, waxy, powerful, grilled citrus fruit, fleur de sel, spicy honey tones, some black pepper, clove, more pronounced smoke than in the nose
    • Finish
      ashen, warm and smooth with melted dark chocolate

  4. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great for us that the mouth is a lot better than the nose, but it remains a little below Thor. It is nevertheless an excellent whisky, bringing a different touch to the range and suggesting great possibilities to vary the pleasures :D

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/highland-park-loki-2.html
    • Nose
      A brutal and strong alcohol attack. A rather mineral whisky with some slightly fruity touches. More spicy notes are felt after a while. The nose is not as complex and pleasant as for its predecessor… and even a little disappointing.
    • Taste
      More pleasant than the nose foreshadowed! You can feel more fuity notes, including apples and grapefruit. We also have peaty and earthy notes. A touch of spices, honey and ginger. Very pleasant!
    • Finish
      A long and fruity finish, on citrus fruits.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    The more I think about this whisky the worse it gets, there are no positives apart from the fact it is drinkable.

    Loki is the God of mischief well HP big wigs are being a lot more than merely mischievous by asking this sort of money something so ordinary, shame on them.

    This is a £50 whisky tops, they destroyed some poor trees for this, which is an injustice.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      71 71

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A collector's dram labels more than drinkers, it lacks complexity but undeniably brings immediate pleasure with a lot of generosity in the mouth. The nose is quite unusual, however.
    Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1272
    • Nose
      Cooked fruit, honey, grassy notes (probably from peat barrels Heavily Peated Casks?). A little shy, I think.
    • Taste
      That's volume! Elegant and melted, hint of honey, caramel and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Final easy, extremely drinkable. Slight late drought.

  7. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nose that can leave a little perplexed, lacking finesse but is caught up by a powerful and balanced mouth.
    • Nose
      A brutal and strong attack of alcohol, with some slightly fruity touches. More spicy notes are then felt
    • Taste
      More pleasant than the nose suggested. The fruits are felt more, including apples and grapefruit. We also have peaty and earthy notes. A touch of spice.
    • Finish
      A long and fruity finish, on citrus fruits.

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    Smell of smoke, slightly fruity, sourish with some oak.
    A very reserved first impression ...

    Taste:
    Slightly spicy, yes now with smoke and oak, slightly sweetish and fruity.

    finish:
    soft, tart and sweet with wood notes and hints of fruit and some smoke.

    20 min. later:

    Somewhat more fruity appearance accompanied by smoke aroma and vanilla.

    Spicy, tart and sweet, while sipping fruity, rather complex, it is joined by spice notes (clove), and different wood tones.

    So it goes on in a soft finish, slightly astringent with wood tannins, slightly tart, hint of fruit and sweetness.

    * Some water gives more expression: Slight smoked aroma, Fruity component, Vanilla, Light sweetness.

    Sizzling: sweetish-tart, spicy, quite fruity with slight pungency, and smoke.

    Light on the palate with tart oak notes, some fruit, smoke, finally slightly malty and sweetish, long finish.

  9. leonardo100 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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