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Highland Park 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.74/100
votes
361
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

€ 41.21

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361 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 10-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.74 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. 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

  4. Auriverdes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. Collegiate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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!

  7. RomanRekin scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    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.

  8. matfrl scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Tim1986 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Nose
    Sweetness, chocolate, slightly fruit, caramel
    Taste
    fruit, sweetness, caramel
    Finish
    Standard

  10. Myke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    clearly fruity in the nose than in the taste. A good 10-year-old beginner or EveryDayDram without being overwhelmed. [A banana aroma surprises me in the nose, but still fits harmoniously into the overall picture. Interesting that the taste and the finish differ more].
    • Nose
      84 84
      initially fruity (apple and ripe banana) and a certain citrus freshness as well as honey and vanilla. Then very light smoke that slips into the background the longer he breathes. The fruity components are then becoming increasingly clear. Every now and then an alcohol bite comes through, along with a floral note that I would locate in the typical HP heather.
      If you leave a dram covered in the glass for longer (e.g. one hour), the heather gets through very well with a fresh floral note. The fruit (banana) is also more evident. [That gives me another upgrade in the aroma of 80 -> 84 points]
    • Taste
      82 82
      first a very soft taste, then a light spice comes along. It becomes creamy and oily. Vanilla and honey are clearer, the fruit components are no longer so pronounced, even if they are still recognizable. Very light smoke out the back.
      Even softer on the second dip, but still has enough power.
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium to long finish. Oak flavors and a slight bitterness of coffee (dark chocolate / strong coffee) remain in the mouth. A spicy smoke is also on the tongue for a very long time - but this depends on the shape of the day. Sometimes you can feel this smoke in the outlet, sometimes it's not so present.

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