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Highland Park 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.68/100
votes
491
Whiskybase ID
WB96408
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Scars
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010314303556
Added on
19 May 2017 10:52 am by Bachess
Uncolored

Average value

€ 42.48

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 10-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.68 points

  1. Glennie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Light smoke. Hint of new make but in a nice way. Mild toffee and heather honey. Highland Park allright, but a little light.
    Mouth: Fits the nose. Sweet and honeyed at first. Then a light spicy kick. Even some hint of dried fruits and fresh white fruits like honey melon. Slight smoke and bitterness towards the end.
    Finish: Rather short. A little spiciness lingers on for a short while.  Then some bitter notes that are neither pleasant nor unpleasant.
    All in all a rather acceptable entry malt, but nothing you will remember for long. I will properly use this to warm up my taste buds for more challenging and interesting malts.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      immediately that lovely sweet heather peat of a highland park. Nuts, honey, soft smoky, citrus, light sulfur, orange and something that reminds me of new make spirit.
    • Taste
      the nose is the most beautiful of the whisky because here it falls a bit dead. It is a bit flat. Has light honey, is not as smoky as the nose suggests, the sulfur is flattened even more. A pity actually ... bottling at 46% would probably do a small miracle with the taste.
    • Finish
      short. Citrus, sweet caramel, a little malt, suddenly a little revival of a trace of smoke. And then the taste slowly dies.

  3. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Highland park 10 Viking Scars,

    First, let's talk about trivial things. You don't look like anything with your excessively stylized bottle and your Nordic legends to sleep upright. In addition, I deplore your famine titling which prevents you from expressing yourself completely. For a Viking, you will admit that it does not give a damn.
    Now let's talk about those scars that you display. Ok ... ok ... it's not bad. At the price you cost me (30 €), I cannot complain. A light peat, honey, lemon, some fruits ... mouais, a good entry level for the kings of merchandising.

  4. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Extremely simple, pleasant, with the aroma of honey, haze and baked apples, the taste is barely sweet, very soft, with hints of caramel, vanilla and slightly smoked dried fruit, the finish is delicate, short, fruity-malt with a bit of haze.
    Some kind of "girlish" release, too soft and unprepossessing, although not completely devoid of the HP profile. But I would say no rather than yes.

    RATING: 80pts - [n20, t20, f20, b20] → | 80-82: Ordinary |

  5. rdavek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite entry level whiskies from any distillery. A close second to the Springbank 10 IMHO. An honest distillate forward dram that works beautifully even at 40%. Great balance of spirit and wood, with Highland Park DNA on full display, heather, honey, some dried fruit, wood spice, and a nice mild dose of peat. The only Scottish malt I buy when in Canada.

  6. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This should probably become the new entry level HP, since the current batches of the 12yo are not good at all anymore (based on a current 5cl mini I tried recently). You shouldn't expect much from this one, but it's fairly priced for what it is.
    • Nose
      Faintly smoky, faintly honeyed, faintly saline, and faintly leathery. I think the 15yo mini from 2007 I nosed a day before had a much nicer bouquet. The leather and salt together make a note like an old leather backpack that's been scavenged from the sea.
    • Taste
      Somewhat peaty and a bit metallic. The feel of it on the tongue is surprisingly firm and full, with a lot of honey and peat, and some tar candy in the back. The profile is cleaner than that of the current 12yo, and as such better. With a little bit of water I get some Marabou milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is just like the taste apart from some touches of menthol. It fades away quickly.

  9. Flo_Be scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

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