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Highland Park Ice Edition

Overall rating 203 votes 85.24
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 Feb 2016 3:06 pm by Thomberry
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Tastingtags

40 Notes

Glennie
Expert Junior Glennie Review note
16 May 2017 9:42 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 86 points

Good whisky for sure. But not quite worth the money.



You can get really good bourbon matured whisky for a lot less.


But it is a really elegant dram.

Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
75
Presentation
80
fileosoph
Expert Senior fileosoph Review note
02 May 2017 10:41 am
fileosoph gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
75
Presentation
92
peatbogger
Expert Senior peatbogger Review note
23 Apr 2017 7:51 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 90 points

A premium whisky, almost worth it's premium price tag.

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
peatbogger
Expert Senior peatbogger Tasting note
23 Apr 2017 7:32 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

First impression is light and fruity, tropical fruity, with pineapple leading.Citrusy freshness, and sweet on notes of honey vanilla, maybe a hint of some artificial bubble gum flavour.

Faint and lighter grassy notes in the background.
Quite complex, well ballanced and little indication of the high abv.
Taste
The name. as well as the presentation, the color and the nose may lead to the asumption it is a light and kind of "feminin" dram. Well,it's neither.

Immediate hot hit on the palaette with loads of white pepper, but not in an unpleasant way. It's warming and oily, and you get an instant feeling of a well matured liquid.

Big bold body with developing sweetness, almost on a liqoure level. Rich bourbon vanilla. Fruit comes along midway, still strong on pineapple but also more zesty notes.
Gives impression of a very well composed and "complete" whisky.
Finish

Long, with interesting development. Spice mellows a little, turning on ginger and a rich anis licorice note.

Comments

No doubt there's been some premium quality casks at work here.

ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
04 Apr 2017 1:33 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Ricola, Menthol pur, feiner Rauch dahinter, Backaromen, Lakritz, Vanille, Heiderauch wie von HP typisch, die Minze bleibt aber am penetrantesten

Taste

Rauch, Moos, Pflaster, Menthol, Lakritz mit Hopfenmalz, Eukalyptus direkt vom Baum, Gemüsegarten, getoastete Eiche, Salz, später was Pfirsich/Kumquat irgendwo identifizierbar als einzige Fruchtnote

Finish

Lang, rauchig, Menthol, Heide, Hopfen bleiben penetrant künstlich im Mund zurück.

Comments

Naja, definitiv interessant aber einer der am künstlichsten wirkenden Hype-Abfüllungen aller Zeiten.

Redlaub
Member Junior Redlaub Review note
31 Mar 2017 11:32 am
Redlaub gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
95
Finish
95
Price
60
Presentation
100
Paulski88
Expert Senior Paulski88 Review note
25 Mar 2017 11:51 am
Paulski88 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
50
Presentation
99
ffmdino
Expert Senior ffmdino Tasting note
15 Mar 2017 9:56 pm
ffmdino gave this whisky 57 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

etwas Vanille und Karamell, Erde, etwas Rauch, der Alkohol prikelt etwas

Taste

olig und weich am Gaumen, Eiche, Salz, Heidekraut, Honig, schön würzig und etwas bitter zum Schluss
mit Wasse wird der Rauch etwas stärker

Finish

mittel bis lang, die Eiche ist da, Kaffee und etwas Rauch, später Gummi

Comments

Insgesammt ein guter Whisky aber kein Überflieger. verträgt ein paar Tropfen Wasser

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thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
07 Feb 2017 3:45 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Lovely gentle and fresh nose. A combination of orchard fruits (apples, peaches, some orange too) and a dewy meadow. Some vanilla, as well as pine needles. Wonderfully balanced.

Taste

Good body, oily mouthfeel. More aggressive than the nose, with a peppery and oak-y arrival. Some cinnamon and walnuts too. Finally overtaken by vanilla sweetness and white frosting.

Finish

The orchard fruits make an encore here, mainly apples and pears. The tiniest hint of smoke now. Fairly long.

Comments

Well-crafted and nicely balanced. The Ice has a bit too much oak on the palate, but is otherwise a success.

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gango4
Expert Junior gango4 Tasting note
14 Jan 2017 11:06 pm
gango4 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

In der Nase erst eine wunderbare exotische Frucht: Mango oder Kaki. Etwas Salz im Hintergrund mit Vanille. Durch Wärme erlischt die Fruchtigkeit etwas und maritime Noten übernehmen mehr die Führung. Etwas Malziges fügt sich ein. Der Rauch ist noch sehr zurückhaltend.

Taste

Im Gaumen dann doch ein typischerer Highland Park. Die Salzige Meeresluft zieht vorbei mit Heidekrautaromen. Rund und gelungen.

Finish

Im Abgang schätze ich die wunderbaren Eichenaromen, eher auf der grünen und frischen Seite. Dies bleibt mittellang bis lang bestehen, besonders dafür, dass er da auch ohne Rauch auskommen muss.

Comments

Ein absolut gelungener Highland Park, So wie er sein darf. Schön ausgewogen, bekömmlich und angenehm im Mund. Allerdings sind in tieferen Preisregionen gleichwertige Flaschen von unabhängigen Abfüllern erhältlich. Degustieren ja, kaufen und öffnen nein.

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