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Highland Park Einar

Overall rating
80.02/100
votes
387
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

Average value

€ 60,51

38 × in wishlist

387 × member ratings

1572 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Einar

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.02 points

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Myke scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    very lightly peated Highland Park - rock solid and interesting complex on the nose. 'Spicy Viking Warrior' fits perfectly with this whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
      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.
    • Taste
      80 80
      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!
    • Finish
      75 75
      long lasting with an oak note. Vanilla & some peat smoke. Spices - but not as strong anymore. Very light malt note.

  4. A0525 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. Bomshanka scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    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".

  7. Sandman23 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. A0525 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

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