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Highland Park 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.69/100
votes
448
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

€ 41.90

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448 × member ratings

1324 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 10-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.69 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. PaulDvorak 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 |

  3. Teomarg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. Flo_Be scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. P.K.S scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    A simple ligth highland park, im nor impressed by the 40abv. IMHO
    • Nose
      66 66
      Heather and toffe some newmake is in the air.
    • Taste
      68 68
      Sweet honney some spisey oak
    • Finish
      70 70
      Spiseyness, chilli, honey,heather,pepper some dryness in the end. This is not my kind of wisky you have to take a big moth to get the god flavers with a short finnish. i like my smal sips and a punsh of flavers "I want my monny back" IMHO

  8. Auriverdes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Immediately after pouring out honey and orange, hardly any peat. Salty and herbal notes come with a little oxygen.
    First sweet in the mouth then strong spicy.
    Despite 40% vol. pushes the malt properly and lasts a long time.
    Wow, what a pleasant surprise.
    + 1 PER point

  10. Collegiate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I went through a few bottles of this six years ago from the old livery and found them a decent budget option. Nose - light peat and honey, but all very light with little jumping out at me. On the palette, you get those trademark HP notes of heather, honey and light peat. It’s all very clear and straight as an arrow, with minimal sherry influence. The finish has some surprising heft of dry smoke and sweet honey. I have to say I am enjoying this more than a recent bottle I had of HP12, which I found very discordant (perhaps a bad batch?) in its sherry/peat mix. It’s a shame this 10yo is only bottled at 40% abv, though it certainly punches above its weight a bit. For a budget single malt, you could do a lot worse than this. Frankly between this bottle and the rather enjoyable Magnus, Highland Park is doing a fine job of putting solid budget options on the market. Well done!

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