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Overall rating
83.70/100
votes
232
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Port-Seasoned Casks
Number of bottles
28000
Strength
45.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314303211
Added on
03 Nov 2016 11:21 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 248.06

70 × in wishlist

232 × member ratings

1253 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Fire Edition

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.70 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Another one of these hyper-stylish new whisky releases designed for distracting the customer from the quality of its content.  And they did it for a good reason as the whisky inside is average quality at best. The nose is quite one-dimensional mainly on toffee.  The arrival in the mouth is weakish and unimpressive (not mouth-coating at all).  On the palate another unbalanced flavour spike, this time on roasted mocca beans as you get in some coffee shops as a side snack on iced coffees (very strange, never had this in a whisky before).  Interesting taste, but again very simple.  And the finish is unbelievable ... short, after 10 seconds it is gone completely.  All in all a rather weakish release, only to remember for this strange mocca beans taste...

    If you bought this as an investment be cautious:  My best guess is drinkers will not pay more than 40-60 Euros for it once the current whisky bubble bursted...

    PS:  Do not get me wrong - if you like this and you are willing to pay more than 225 Euros to enjoy this dram this is absolutely okay.  But if all the really delicious whiskies stocked in private collections all over the world flood the market (in a bubble burst, as happened with the new economy dotcom-shares in 2000) the prices will adjust to pre-boom levels...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Thorleifs scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    Jesus christ, what did they do?
    I tasted this at a fair in Gothenburg and all I felt was. What the heck is this? To me it isnt HP....

  3. Eichi scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    There is coffee and smoke, toffee and wood. All embeded in a growing dryness on the palate. In the aftertaste the sweetness grows. Toffe, shortbread and some spices with clove, pepper and dark roast coffee. Quite balanced but not a dram to remember for long.

  4. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The whisky will still be in stores in 20 years. It stands on the shelves like lead. Why did I buy a bottle and open it? Probably to recognize that even very good distilleries can fill very bad whisky and sell it to customers as a special bottling. Too bad HP ...

  5. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Worst Highland Park which I ever had in my glass. Very disappointing!

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    Starts pretty OK, but the finish is a bit odd - I liked the HP Ice much better
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh wineish attack, green fruits, apples, pears, grapes, limes, whiffs of glue - pretty OK
    • Taste
      79 79
      Little punchy, fruity, subtle sweetness, also some sourness, white wine, hints of cork, books
    • Finish
      73 73
      Medium short, warm, a little bit of old wine casks and old socks

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A pretty bad offering, even for a port-flavored whisky, which to me has always been a bit weird, unnecessarily sweet, and for this one, very rough and slightly uneven. Probably will be hesitant to drink it again.

  8. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a pleasing malt
    for me it is OK but not a candidate to buy
    the red fruits clearly shape the image of this malt
    • Nose
      starts thin, red fruit and becomes less, sweet, earthy note, walnuts, blackberry, dark sugar, light cherry, light gum, minimal smoke
      later pure fruit and peanuts
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      red fruit, a bit of smoke, so campfire, again wild berries and dark sugar, dark chocolate, dark caramel, light raisins
      later oak and dark almost burnt ham
    • Finish
      medium long
      red fruit again, dark chocolate, tart
      later oak, even more bitter and more chocolate

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