- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Warrior Series
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottle code
- L0163R L4
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 28 Mar 2013 6:46 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Einar
49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.02 points
- First camphor ointment. Then an iodized freshness. Acacia honey. Or is it eucalyptus? When you break a eucalyptus leaf in half. Peat is powerful, but it does not prevent the rest from flourishing. Good balance.
On the palate, very sweet honey, but it is a little light. Then bitterness rises. Quite strong finish, which is surprising with a minimum alcohol content. A little coal, but bitterness settles. It's relatively short.
- very lightly peated Highland Park - rock solid and interesting complex on the nose. 'Spicy Viking Warrior' fits perfectly with this whisky.
light (peat) smoke. Vanilla and light sweetness. Something fruity, in the direction of pineapple and orange as well as a citrus note. Some caramel and butterscotch; reminiscent of Werther's real candy. Behind the light smoke, I also find the typical HP heather, but only very slightly. I would place the spicy in the direction of white pepper, but there are a few other spicy aromas that I can not believe. But in the nose it is very, very good.
soft and sweet. More smoke in taste. Spices push through more; the peppery note from the nose can also be found here - 'warming'. Something citrusy (orange / lemon) and vanilla. Nutty-oily, it gets a little (coffee) tart at the back (but still pleasant). I now have the salt association, which some describe in the finish, when sipping and remaining out for a long time; Interesting!
long lasting with an oak note. Vanilla & some peat smoke. Spices - but not as strong anymore. Very light malt note.
Herbal, grassy, some gentle smoke, a little spice tickles at the nostrils, an almost flowery sweetness with time.
With water - sweeter malty tone, almost sugary
Soft smoke initially before developing and filling the mouth a little more, gently charred oak, a little weak and watery.
With water - oak is fuller.
Short/medium, smoke lingers but gets woody like chewed pencil, walnut aftertaste.
With water - medium/long, a shadow of initial finish
- Wins on the nose but loses it all again in the mouth.
Notes from a 2 year open bottle below halfpoint. Seems to have opened up and settled down somewhat over that time. Would probably score a few points lower freshly opened, but this is strictly based on memory as I have no second bottle of this.
First off spices, namely pepper, white pepper, then some grass, honey and caramel. Despite being only 40% the alcohol does nip a bit here. Then comes the young oak with a bit of vanilla and even some spearmint. Not too far from HP10 here.
Mildy grassy, honeyed cereal, bit of oak and vanilla, peppery, spicy and alcoholic nip - again only @ 40% - cardboard. Pretty one dimensional and not up to par with the nose.
Pepper, chili, cardboard - medium long on the "afterburner".
yeast, alcohol, pepper, honey
bourbon, vanilla, honey, wood
more filled bourbon taste on the finish with vanillas