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Highland Park Odin

Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
312
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

€ 598.98

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Odin

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. 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. 

  2. 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!

  3. huseeraaja scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. 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

  7. Gris scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rather powerful whisky (especially) in the mouth, and not only because of its degree of alcohol, but also because of spices and smoke… to which are finally added only slightly fruity notes. It kicks me, I like raw casks, but this Highland Park Odin lacks a little complexity. So, Thor is for me the new King of the Gods. http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/highland-park-odin-2.html
    • Nose
      The sherry casks have done their job and you can feel it immediately. Notes of raisins and spices invade the nose before being joined by these other typical notes of dates and figs. A hint of honey and smoke (well, it’s Highland Park huh) complete the picture.
    • Taste
      Raisins like found on the nose but more spices with a good dose of pepper. Some orange notes. More smoke, and more pungent than with the nose. Pretty raw.
    • Finish
      A rather long peppery finish, with a small salty and smoky side.

  8. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting. A whisky for those who like it strong and spicy. Lovers of sweet sherry and fruit notes are not likely to get their money's worth here.

    After all, there is a lot of substance behind the Odin. The current price is beyond good and evil (from about 400 euros, as of March 2018)
    • Nose
      Rather heavy nose, varied and sherrylastig. Raisins, Dusty oak, beautiful spice, wax. Behind it lighter dry smoke, very well integrated alcohol.
    • Taste
      Strong and warming on the tongue. At first the sherry and dark fruits outweigh, then the seasoning from the keg spreads. Smoke is only minimal to feel.
    • Finish
      Good medium-length, strong and spicy, clearly the tannins from the barrel, without being overly bitter.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but overpriced. The Warrior Series is right from this point of view. 87/88.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry and spicy oak. Waxy fruits, vanilla, honey, salted caramel, earth and tobacco.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful and spicy. Tannic oak. Mixed fruit jam. Pepper, ginger and tobacco.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy, dry.

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great mole, the aroma first deceives by its closeness and emptiness, but then opens in halftones and shades, however, remaining very reserved; taste from the first seconds removes all doubts about the quality and place of the sample in the higher league - powerful, rich, bitter-herbaceous, dry, very unusual, but very attractive, the aftertaste adequately continues the taste theme; Technically perfect - balance, work with the fortress, pitches, everything is on top, in general, discarding questions of pricing, marketing and other hulls - an excellent example of island whisky.
    • Nose
      Closed, cool, buckwheat honey, sea notes - iodine, algae; apple jam, toffee, dried apricots, nuts, caramel, light peat and intoxicating tones, light beer.
    • Taste
      Pepper-honey, spicy, lemonade, powerful and deep, fresh, soft, lemon peels, white grapefruit, caramel, herbal tea - thyme, oregano.
    • Finish
      Pepper, warming, bitter herbs, oak bitterness, grapefruit crusts, slightly astringent, long-lasting, dry;

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