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Highland Park Ragnvald

Overall rating
89.42/100
votes
122
Whiskybase ID
WB44295
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Warrior Series
Bottled
2013
Strength
44.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314300388
Added on
04 Sep 2013 6:58 pm

Average value

€ 515.37

80 × in wishlist

122 × member ratings

381 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Ragnvald

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Top whisky, unfortunately no good PLV. 200 euros would have done it.
    • Nose
      spicy molasses, dark honey and fresh brewed chai tea. The 44.6% gently cool the nose, no stinging. Deep sweet fig jam and warm chocolate fudge. Includes aromatic. Smoldering wood, pine forest, some resin and parquet care products. There is mild, but perceptible smoke beneath everything.
    • Taste
      starts spicy again. Cinnamon, pepper, clove, cardamom and coriander seed. In addition a lot of aromatic woods, without a trace of bitterness. Sweet, cooked fruits that are reminiscent of the 25-year-old. By no means a young whisky. Herbal, herbal smoke and dark honey, very typical Highland Park notes pour into the mouth. In the finish black tea with orange zest and cough drops.
    • Finish
      Velvety dense, salted caramel and warm wood rise after swallowing again in the throat.

  2. Iron Lung scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Once again a totally overpriced Highland Park from a series which is thought in my opinion more to collect than to drink.
    The nose is incredibly weak ... Also in the taste and the finish are (as I find) not many notes to find and the notes you find are not very pronounced and flat!
    The only positive is the heather in the taste and finish ... because this is very well integrated. In a nutshell 85 points
    • Nose
      Very flat, slightly well integrated heather, slightly floral notes, I would have estimated at 40%, totally speaking
    • Taste
      Honey, Floral, Heather
    • Finish
      Very short, heather, honey

  3. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    He is fine now. However, he has seen significantly fewer sherry casks than his current competitor Thorfinn. He then misses something that makes him exciting, something special. In the direct duel of the Vikings, the Thorfinn beats the Ragnvald but something of the simple head and spread his guts in the area.
    • Nose
      herbaceous-spicy, a little smoke, later strong malt, vanilla and caramel. Very late, a few bright fruits work their way to the surface, but are quickly replaced by the spice.
    • Taste
      Herbs, bitter oak, coffee, subtle orange. The alcohol is reasonably involved.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish with walnut

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Had a few bottles of this but never did a tasting note, very good stuff
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good, so polished it is almost boring
    • Nose
      Chocolate, orange. Sherry, Shoe polish, black pepper, ginger spice, rum & raisin
    • Taste
      Nice mouthfeel, spices, orange, salted caramel,  some toffee and a very nice sweet peat
    • Finish
      Good medium length with sherry, peat and spices mixing well

  9. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Finally a really great NAS in the Warrior Series, though unfortunately the price is too exaggerated!
    • Nose
      Refined and soft. Sherry, vanilla, fruits, honey, spices and leather. Over time, mint and citrus.
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, malty, smoky. Honey, vanilla, cocoa, pepper and nutmeg, herbals.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity, smoky.

  10. Hemdl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not surprisingly, the price is once again exaggerated, but the Ragnvald is by far the strongest representative of this series to date and definitely one of the better Highland Park NAS. The nose I like really good, the taste comes Malt not quite in this plane - but without falling off brutally. A beautiful Highland Park, which is just - as often - offered at starl inflated prices.
    • Nose
      At first, it reminds me a lot of the Highland Park 30. Juicy oranges and fruit notes mix with spicy impacts and some heather. No alcoholic sharpness, wonderfully soft and yet powerful in the bouquet. The used sherry casks are noticeable and give the Ragnvald a pleasant "juicy" aroma. Later, it adds a distinct vanilla note - very pretty! From the typical smoke at Highland Park in the nose only the hint of a trace. That with the aromatic nose can still be found at Highland Park. Let's see if the taste can match this time.
    • Taste
      Mild and soft, surprisingly oily mouthfeel. The Ragnvald rolls over the taste buds and leaves a strong spicy veil. The influence of the American and European barrels is now becoming clear, and the slight influence of smoke is now more noticeable than in the nose. The fruit notes, however, are clearly in the background, which I think is a pity. Overall still kept pretty sweet, but they do not manage so decidedly in the foreground, so that a sweet and spicy mixture is created. Reminds me of some macha tea with honey.
    • Finish
      Stronger than in the mouth, this is ensured by a subtle pepper note. Otherwise, here too strong spicy with slightly dry tendency. Are there any fruit notes? At best remotely to guess, here is the Ragnvald rather floral on the move - but in the end the smoke shows up a bit stronger and intensifies the rather medium-long finish.

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