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Overall rating
85.25/100
votes
327
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314302658
Added on
22 Feb 2016 3:52 pm by Thomberry
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 300,25

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327 × member ratings

1606 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Ice Edition

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.25 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I notice that there is a huge range of scores on this bottle and assume that some of the lower ones will down to sherry heads. On first nosing I thought I would not like this but it is actually a good whisky and takes water well.

    This is so much better than the much more expensive Loki.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ffmdino scored this whisky 57 points Expert Senior

    All in all a good whisky but not a high flyer. tolerates a few drops of water
    • Nose
      a little vanilla and caramel, earth, some smoke, the alcohol bobs something
    • Taste
      Olive and soft on the palate, oak, salt, heather, honey, nice spicy and a bit bitter at the end
      with water the smoke gets a bit stronger
    • Finish
      medium to long, the oak is there, coffee and some smoke, later gum

  3. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An unbelievable 79 shoplinks!
    Even more than his ugly red sister..
    Big time sell out!

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Despite the hype, the hip bottle and the "fretwork" a top malt, unfortunately at an exorbitant price;
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      Boubon nose; sweet pineapple, honey, biscuit, malt, vanilla, little oak;
    • Taste
      intense sweet onset, strong, mouth-filling, pineapple, green tea, vanilla, spicy, creamy, buttery, complex;
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet finish; in the aftermath seasoning;

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With water:-

    The only real difference is a few leather notes but the water has realised the peat and in parts this reminds me of Caol Ila  a little. There is still plenty of fruit.

    Finish is still decent length.
    • Nose
      There is some honey, grapefruit, sawn pine wood, hints of lemon, polish and wax
    • Taste
      Quite full on the palate with plenty of peat on show which in turn is checked by the fruit that was on the nose. Just a hint of bitterness on first tasting, thankfully it soon goes.

      The fruit is full on and mixes well with the peat and it gets fatter on the palate as you go
    • Finish
      Good length, pleasant warming with a spicy finish

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really tasty. Offers a lot. 87th
    • Nose
      Very sweet, vanilla. Lemon zest. Coconut and pineapple. Discreet smoke, herbaceous and barely recognizable. Oak comes through slowly. Nectarines. Water : softer, sweeter. Biscuit biscuit, mandarin cake.
    • Taste
      Sparkling sweet and vanilla. Some wood and smoke. Water : softer, velvety, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short, light-fruited.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    A bit weak on the nose but pretty punchy on the palate, quite drinkable but does that justify that high price?

    However I like the very citrusy and lemony notes...
    • Nose
      Honey, malty, dry hay, hints of citrus fruits and vanilla
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, hints of coffee beans, citrus fruits, cough drops, good sweetness
    • Finish
      Long and warm, little zesty

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