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Highland Park 10-year-old - Rebus30

Overall rating
83.52/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
30th Anniversay of John Rebus
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314305024
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
06 Apr 2017 8:35 pm by mds51
Uncolored

Average value

€ 84,70

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 10-year-old - Rebus30

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  I traded this bottle for an almost full Springbank 12-years old cask strength (edition 2018) that I did not like.  We will see if I like this one better...

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows fat tears with medium fast legs.  The nose shows a sweet malt-driven profile with some herbs and spices and a somewhat sweet&sour-winey spike (that I do not like but it is not annoying either).  There are some hints of sulphurous aromas in this nose, too.  The mouthfeel is warming and coating with a distracting drying feeling (cardboards, old papers).  The taste is very sweet on barley sugars and honey flavours with some over-ripe fruits, spices and the sweet&sour winey aromas again.  Not too complex, but easy to sip.  The finish is of medium length and quite drying with this unpleasant cardboardy feeling that dominates the aftertaste, too bad.  Water releases more of the sulphurous notes - so forget about it!

    Actually, the vatting composition is quite good but unfortunately they added some below-average casks that contributed an unpleasant drying cardboardyness.  And at least one of the sherry casks in this batch was sulphury...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Bravo1717 scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR
    (NO ADDITIVES)
    Light and golden (average colour tint 10.8)FLAVOURSCitrus fruits | Vanilla | Peppery spices | Heather peat | Light smoke
    StoryThe Rebus novels have been translated into 36 languages and are much-loved, global bestsellers, so we were delighted to be invited to collaborate with Ian Rankin to celebrate this important anniversary of a great literary creation, with a very special edition of Highland Park. Our 10 Year Old single malt was selected as the perfect tribute to an iconic detective who, like our whisky, truly stands apart. REBUS30 10 Year Old celebrates strong and independent spirits who know their own mind… and, like that irascible rogue Rebus, aren’t afraid to speak it!

    “Best shared with friends or while enjoying a dark crime novel!”(Highland Park)

  4. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    It is an exclusive Highland Park 10 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s best loved creations by author Ian Rankin. But now it turns out to be a standard 10 with a fancy label.

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