- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Double First Fill Sherry Casks
- 46.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 11 Oct 2016 1:58 pm by thatcher2000
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Dark Origins
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points
- Absolute top whisky. In this price segment, the best I have ever drunk. Very good balance between smoke and fruitiness. Also has a proper sea character!
- 10 rates 90 - 94. There must be something very wrong with me.
Light smoke and some chocolate but with a completely different sherry influence TMHO. Not as light, pleasant and sweet. There's also that nuttiness in here but it hides away deeper down in musty dungeon. (Dark Origin ?)
I'm not that impressed by the taste either. There are decent NAS whiskies but this is not one of them. Harsh, spicy, unbalanced and too much bitterness. Sorry this is not my cup of tea and a completely personal opinion.
Short and something to forget as quick as possible.
- new reference that can be drunk better, because of my growing attraction to sherrys?
malt, black fruits, woody
vanilla, spices, butter, sherry that comes little by little, one side that stings version smoke, no I do not feel peat
candied orange, cocoa, old wood and sweet spices that stay well in the glass
- Exceptionally good whisky! Lovely full taste with the level of smokeyness I love. The first day the finish was quite bitter, but on day 2 that was completely gone! The interaction with the oxygen did the job probably.
- It is certainly not a bad whisky. It’s actually pleasant. But don’t expect to much. Imho there are better alternatives in this price range.
Obviously peat. A weird kind of dry sherry. It all appears to me as quite young but quite strong and decent at the same time. This is a reconizable HP. There’s coffee, dark chocolade and something rather fresh.
Peat. Quite convincing peat. Nuts. Almonds and hazelnut. Creamy body. You can tell the peat eased the young malty spirity down. This makes it all a bit out of balance.
Dry peat and some vanilla. Hard to tell, the peat tends to cover it all a bit to much.
- Never for this price.
vanilla, a hint of cocos, orange, cinnamon
sweet, chocolate, orange, hint of smoke
hint of smoke and sherry, chocolate
Orange, honey, raisins, apricot, chocolate, smoke, cinnamon, apple, black currant, cherry, grapefruit and garlic.
Smoke, tobacco, raisins, wood sawdust, chocolate, almonds, orange, apricot, honey, black currant, grapefruit and hazelnut.
Medium, orange, toffee, smoke, hazelnut, wood sawdust and forest fruits.
- By Serge
Highland Park ‚Dark Origins‘ (46.8%, OB, +/-2016): 87 Punkte