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Highland Park Odin

Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
318
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valhalla Collection
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Casks & Refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
17000
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314301910
Added on
17 Jan 2015 4:47 pm by Goodfella6
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 547.53

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318 × member ratings

1741 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Odin

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately disappointing compared to the hype and Co. Overall, a delicious whisky, which unfortunately does not have a lot of variety and also slight miss notes.
    • Nose
      Chestnut, matchled wood, black cherry, figs, gingerbread, raisins, oak, walnut, some gum, ginger, dark chocolate, spelled biscuits
    • Taste
      Raisins, gingerbread, ginger, dates, figs, a bit alcoholic, nutmeg, dark chocolate and cocoa, a bit metallic, forest soil, but unfortunately not, hint Heiderauch in the background
    • Finish
      Still dark and dry, raisins, ginger, nutmeg and chocolate with some oak edge and smoke, medium length

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Thor is much more refined, but I really like the raw power of Odin.
    • Nose
      Heavy on dark fruits and thick sherry.

      Rough on the edges with soaked cask wood and some burnt matches/fireworks.

      A pint of stout and some tobacco.
    • Taste
      On the edge of pungent. Lots of spicy power.

      Bitter on tanins and dark pure coco.

      Thick and almost "meaty".

      Turning sweeter on dark fruit and some nuts.

      In no way refined, but still complex in a "in your face" kind of way.
    • Finish
      Long drying finish, full of warm spice, drying.

  3. Sherrybomber scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    The punchy power on the palate convinced me immediately. This is my favorite of the Valhalla collection.
    • Nose
      Sweet nectar and honey, little smoky and leathery notes, pineapples, papaya, green bananas and soy sauce?
    • Taste
      Powerful punchy burning, well balanced between wood notes and sweetness, leathery and tobacco notes again, faint peat and smoke, some ripe fruits
    • Finish
      Long and burning, a tad bitterness from the oak wood

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Wood, honey, pineapples, peaches, other fruits and leather. Very powerful and hot on the palate. Odin is actually my favorite from this series.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Toffee, nutmeg, raspberry, plum, orange, strawberry and a malty touch. Smoked... sausage? 
    • Taste
      Peat ash, toffee, dark chocolate, bramble, orange and malt.
    • Finish
      Still ashy. Dark chocolate, burnt wood, cherry, toffee, apricot and a little banana.

  7. Bond scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Good stuff, and the change a splash of water brings is really interesting. A bit raw, this is, made me think of eau de vie which is not really a compliment. But hey, it would have been a bit boring only on sweet fruits an spices as well.
    And no, I don't drink 250 EUR+ out of this one. But that was, as well as the hype about it, no criteria.
    • Nose
      sweet, raisins and stewed figs, overripe bananas, wild honey. Slightly dusty and mineralic. The striking surface of an matchbox. Kirsch.
      +H20: still sweet an full of raisins. Nuts, wholemeal-cookies.Rounder now, but at the same time, some rubbery notes (slightly burnt) emerge from the background. Still fruity, but not of the heavy kind any more.
    • Taste
      Raisins, gingerbread and even more ginger. Metallic and earthy with some smokiness hidden behind all that. Eau de vie.And yes, spicy.
      + H2O: Surprise! Allmost all sweetness vanished. Still spicy: ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Salted toffees. Orange peel.
    • Finish
      long, still sweet, but drying now. More wood and a bit herbal now.Turning salty. Campari Orange.
      +H2O: turning salty and smoky right away, but it's the spices and the oak that dominate here. 

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    At first a little bit of behavior, after a while fragrant with sherry, dried fruit, some oak and a light smoke note

    Taste:
    with onset, slightly burning and tingling with warm wood notes and spice, becoming soft, slightly tart. Herb-sweetish finish with wood aromas, sherry and dried fruit.

    finish:
    dark, raisins, chocolate, some oak, hint of smoke and coffee.
    Tart sweet, oak notes, ending with a slightly sweetish finish.

    A sherry accented, spicy and oak milled Highland Park!

  9. huseeraaja scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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