Highland Park Einar

Overall rating
80.01/100
votes
443
Whiskybase ID
WB41069
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Warrior Series
Bottled
2013
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L0163R L4
Barcode
5010314300364
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
28 mar 2013 6:46 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 92.80

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park Einar

48 users have left 56 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.01 points.

  1. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    ... a warrior without teeth ...
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Jhonny91 scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    Soft and Sweet, smoky finish

  3. Obynapewno scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Almonds, wood, light smoke, sweetness, vanilla
    • Taste
      light, sweet, pleasant, drinkable, slight smoke, a little pepper
    • Finish
      short, smoky, woody

  4. Don Cassi scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Malty on the nose, hay and some (light) fruit (mirabelle plums?). In addition, minimal smoke.

    The impressions from the nose are reflected in the mouth. In addition, some pepper. Overall relatively light and thin.

    More smoke in the finish, slightly sweet and fruity behind.

    Easier and more boring than the 12 year old.

    Grade: 2

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Another one of those "not really bad but forgettable b/c there are so many other similar bottles" HP travel retail bottling. Same btw. with Bunnahabhain which make it even worse as a normal man can't pronounce the gaelic name concoctions.

  6. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Fruity pineapple and lemon followed by oak aromas and piquant wood smoke.
    Taste: First smoky with notes of vanilla, then the freshness of lemon peel opens up.
    Finish: Long-lasting combination of vanilla sweetness and smokiness.

  7. Sandman23 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    First, camphorated ointment. Then an iodized freshness. Acacia honey. Or is it eucalyptus? When you break a eucalyptus leaf in half. Peat is powerful, but it doesn't stop the rest from blossoming. Good balance. Very syrupy honey on the palate, but it's a bit light. Then bitterness rises. Quite strong finish, which is surprising with a minimum alcohol level. A little charcoal, but a bitterness sets in. It's relatively short.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/highland-park-einar-warrior-series-40.html
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. 2ndSip scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    very slightly peated Highland Park - rock solid and interesting complex on the nose. 'Spicy Viking Warrior' fits perfectly with this whisky.
    In terms of flavor, it is more of a summer whisky, since the light and rather tropical flavors are in the foreground.
    Since this is a one-liter bottle, you can also experiment with cocktails / long drinks.
    • Nose
      83 83
      light (peat) smoke. Vanilla and light sweetness. Somewhat fruity-citrus-like, in the direction of pineapple and orange as well as ripe mango and bananas depending on the shape of the day. Some caramel and butterscotch; reminiscent of Werther's real candy. Behind the light smoke, I also find the typical HP heather, but only very subtly. I would place the spicy in the direction of white pepper, but there are a few other spicy aromas that are difficult to grasp. But it is good on the nose.
    • Taste
      82 82
      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, while sipping and remaining out for a long time; Interesting!
    • Finish
      79 79
      rather medium length with an oak note. Vanilla & some peat smoke. Spices - but not as strong anymore. Very light malt note.

  11. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. Matt80 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Short/medium, smoke lingers but gets woody like chewed pencil, walnut aftertaste.
      With water - medium/long, a shadow of initial finish

  13. Bomshanka scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      80 80
      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.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Pepper, chili, cardboard - medium long on the "afterburner".

  14. Sandman23 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  15. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  17. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
      yeast, alcohol, pepper, honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      bourbon, vanilla, honey, wood
    • Finish
      86 86
      more filled bourbon taste on the finish with vanillas

  18. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Again a mediocre bottle for the travel retail. Probably only interesting for the ignorant travelers who expect to bring a standardized brand for a nice price. It doesn't make me hot or cold.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel, vanilla, honey and some oak. You smell the youth.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Slightly smoky, vanilla and some citrus fruits. I also taste some oak and herbs.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, the smokiness remains. Sweetness of vanilla and honey. In the background some oak and herbs.

  19. schengel10 scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    An average malt; the second from the Warrior series;
    Liter bottle; with can;
    [Color] bright amber;
    • Nose
      weak aromas: fruit, wood, oak, vanilla, sweetness, hardly any smoke;
    • Taste
      soft, mild, fruity, vanilla, no smoke, wood, spice, metallic youth, one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, spicy, slightly bitter;

  20. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fairly young, malty, fruity, some vanilla, with a nice hint of smoke on the finish. Nothing complex, but very tasty.

  21. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  22. nallacam scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Travel Retail, 40%, 1 liter, +/- 45 €
    These are the requirements .....
    • Nose
      78 78
      Weak and without contours, light muff, oak, milk chocolate, apple, moist moss ...
    • Taste
      78 78
      Dry, tobacco, plain oak, no fruit, leather ...
      The taste, if you bite on an apple seed ....
    • Finish
      76 76
      Dry, medium length finish, bitterness

  23. Simo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  24. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  25. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Warming but missing some power.
    • Nose
      A very sweet vanilla profile and an intense nose with subtle notes of tropical fruit and some peaty smoke.
    • Taste
      A little thin in the mouth, slightly burning and missing a lot of depth. There's still the peaty smoke, vanilla and fruit but it doesn't seem to mix up very well.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with vanilla and some oak domination.

  26. Jambon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Easy.

  27. ctu scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Affordable HP, which is easy to drink, but not a big bang.
    • Nose
      Orange peel, pineapple, pear, honey, caramel and vanilla. Touch of oak and smoke.
    • Taste
      Freshly grated lemon peel, vanilla and smoke. Verbena candys. Touch of oak and spices.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet with citruses.

  28. Zoltavar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. Allandale scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Alone.
    • Nose
      Clear and bright. Pineapple tones,spicy, wood smoke,dried peel and golden syrup.
    • Taste
      Initially smoky and vanilla , citrus peel develops, Complex.
    • Finish
      Long,warm with vanilla sweetness and lingering smokiness.

  30. valery77 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      74 74

  31. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  32. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad malt, actually: fresh and fruity, nice woody notes, herbs on the tongue. But not necessarily what you would expect from a Highland Park.
    • Nose
      Fruity-fresh nose with tropical fruits (melon, pineapple). Fresh cut flowers. Behind it vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      Also on the tongue again the fresh tropical fruits. There is also a bit of oak and a very slight hint of peat smoke. After a while, wild herbs get through. In addition a light cocoa note.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, very dry. Herbs and oak predominate in the finish, the fruits have remained on the tongue.

  33. kot1803 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  35. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  36. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    not bad, but as a vikings axe it's a bit dull, I expected more edge
    • Nose
      Distinct HP nose

      smoke, oak, vanilla, shortbread cookies, soft fruityness
    • Taste
      quite a bit of oak, inital smoke, start of huge but disapears quickly,

      some citrus
    • Finish
      the smoke lingers for some time, peppery

  37. Goethe scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not very impressive. A bit more spirit and pepper compared to the 12yo.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Pear, pineapple, citrus, honey, hints of vanilla, nuts.
    • Taste
      Touch of smoke, oak, spicy, spirit, floral, citrus peal, cheap candy.
    • Finish
      Medium. Pepper, citrus and a touch of smoke.

  38. Dionysus scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The nose predicts something delicious, which then disappoints a bit. Very soft whisky which is very easy to drink.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  39. Fable scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  40. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Einar has been crafted as a tribute to one of the most feared and ruthless Vikings of his time. Driven by a heady mixture of peat smoke and American oak casks, the result is a whisky of bold complexity brought together with the addition of some broody spiciness.

    Einar was a hard and successful Viking, often venturing on treacherous long voyages. Relentless and strong, Einar was easily identified by his axe, which was sharp and brutal, reflecting his fierce character, an example of which can be seen on the packaging of this expression.

    Described in the Orkneyinga Saga as ‘a hard and successful fighting man’, Einar became the overall ruler of Orkney, deeply upsetting his younger brother Thorfinn. This bottling exudes many of Einar’s character traits: unrelenting in its flavour it delivers a surprisingly direct smokiness which is coupled with a darker inner layer of spice, driven by a proportion of whisky matured in European oak casks.

    Tasting Notes by Highland Park
    • Nose
      Pineapple, spicy, wood smoke, dried peel and golden syrup.
    • Taste
      Initially smoky and vanilla, citrus peel develops.
    • Finish
      Vanilla sweetness and lingering smokiness.

  41. dave3 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  42. Cipidos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An easy to drink HP. But still nice.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  43. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Well, a rather easy
    HP if you ask me. The fearless Einar would undoubtedly agree with me when I say
    that this lacks some oomph and power. This is more a dram for Wickie the
    Viking.
    • Nose
      The nose is malty and
      sweet with loads of vanilla and nice spices (some cinnamon and pepper as well
      as some cedar wood, all of it rather soft). Also some fruity elements. Pear,
      unripe banana and pineapple. Some earthy notes, a touch of peat and heather.
      After a few moments a truckload of butter emerges. Hint of nuts, too. Nice, but
      not earth shattering.
    • Taste
      The arrival is rather
      soft, but does offer a nice mix of the fruit from the nose on a bed of oak,
      mild smoke and maple syrup. The pineapple evolves towards dried orange peel. A
      bit zesty.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long in which vanilla, the spices and the oak (mostly the oak) dominate.

  44. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  45. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  46. guffergriff scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    If you like HP then this will not disappoint.  The smokiness is very different to some others like Lagavulin. For the quality of drink, its reasonably priced at under £50
    • Nose
      Nice sweet smell, not too overpowering. Has a lovely hint of smoke but very slight. After drinking, the empty glass leaves a beautiful residual smell where the smoke comes alive.
    • Taste
      Initial taste is a rather smooth and typical HP. I agree with other comments made that suggest a higher strength would add to the overall taste. Pleasant taste that improves considerably as you drink it. The smokey taste is very very nice but not overpowering.
    • Finish
      This drink is all about the finish. Nice warm, smokey feel that leaves a long and lingering taste thats simply lasts well after drinking.

  47. guffergriff scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

  48. DramWhisky scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Balance is pretty good (22./25)

    I would have been eager to see this at a higher strength,   Probably not as bad as the score hits, but HP has always had trouble ranking very highly with me because theres just some flavors there that do not mesh right with me. 
    • Nose
      ( 22/25) Wildflowers, honey, and peat, in an interesting confectionery presentation.  Beneath that graham crackers and toasted marshmallows.  
    • Taste
      ( 16 /25) Wild flower honey, touch of bees wax candy. All fruits present are incredibly neutral like dried pears.
    • Finish
      ( 12/25) An overwhelming assault of wildflowers, with a very waxy peat lingering for quite a long time. 

  49. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Einar has been crafted as a tribute to one of the most feared and ruthless Vikings of his time. Driven by a heady mixture of peat smoke and American oak casks, the result is a whisky of bold complexity brought together with the addition of some broody spiciness.

    Einar was a hard and successful Viking, often venturing on treacherous long voyages. Relentless and strong, Einar was easily identified by his axe, which was sharp and brutal, reflecting his fierce character, an example of which can be seen on the packaging of this expression.

    Described in the Orkneyinga Saga as â€

  50. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, pineapple-juice, light smoke, light spices, oak, malt, butter and nuts.
    • Taste
      Thin delivery. Peat, light smoke, pepper, ginger, Citrus peel, oak, nuts, pineapple.
    • Finish
      Sweet at first but dry later on with vanilla, syrup, light smoke, pepper, nuts, and citrus together with the Smoke.

  51. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  52. Malt Hans scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Malty and fruity aroma, plums, banana, orange, floral honey and burnt almonds. Vanilla sweet taste, cardamom, pepper, anise, orange marmalade, banana and strong tea. Medium long, malty and spicy end.

  53. Finlaggan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2013/06/highland-park-einar-distillery-bottling.html

  54. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, but not the typical full-bodied sweetness. Marzipan, blackberries, vanilla, pine trees, eucalyptus, pineapple, broth and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Rather 'chewy' refill sherry. Nut oil, almonds, vanilla, orange, ash, blackberries and eucalyptus. A salty touch like liquorice.
    • Finish
      Nut oil, vanilla, blackberries, ash, eucalyptus and milk chocolate.

  55. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: sweet, green fauna, pine apple, syrup and vanilla
    T: spices and wax
    F: smoke and vanilla
    tasted @Highland Park masterclass Maltstock 2013 with Aby

  56. getz scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Highland Park is the northernmost distillery in Scotland and is located at Kirkwall on the Orkneys. It was built in 1798 on the seat of the black burner Magnus Eunson and verf

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