- Whiskybase ID
- 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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419 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Einar
52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.98 points
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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!
rather medium length 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".