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Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

Overall rating
83.51/100
votes
189
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Strength
41.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0336Y L04
Barcode
5010314305437
Added on
18 Aug 2017 7:04 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 74.92

41 × in wishlist

189 × member ratings

750 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.51 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The big litter is missing - once more. I like the "Raven" better than the "Magnus", which completely disappointed me. But do you have to drink it? I do not think so. Of the newer NAS bottlings, the Valkyrie still promised me the most, the "Raven" settles somewhere in between.
    • Nose
      I repeat myself at all the newer Highland Park bottlings - in the nose they are all really neat. Sweet sherry, much stronger than the Magnus. Red fruits, a little spice. A few nuts with a little honey, quite a bit of light smoke in the background. After a few minutes in the glass, the sherry is a bit drier and the malt a little less sweet, the spice gains the upper hand.
    • Taste
      Sweetish fruity onset, a few fruit notes and red berries. These disappear relatively quickly behind a veritable wall of dry oak, spicy earthy notes and minimal smoke. Where just the sherry showed, now prevail herbs, tannins and dry soil. From time to time, the fruit flares still flash, but this has rarity value.
    • Finish
      Little wonder - it turns out rather short. What remains is a slightly dry mouthfeel and a slightly smoldering smoky note.

  2. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Open, rather nuanced, with the aroma of wet wood, carbide, baked goods, baklava and nuts, the taste is soft, buttery, with nuances of burnt wood, varnish and chocolate, the finish is spicy, long with sourness, woody burnt.
    An interesting release, primarily for its controversial aroma. The sherry barrel fits very well on the Highlandpark profile.

    RATING: 85pts - [n22, t21, f21, b21] → | 83-85: Decent |

  3. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I bought the whisky because of the packaging, the Viking association, the raven. So Highland Park Marketing can be satisfied.
    The whisky itself disappoints. Unfortunately, it is not as dark and strong as the packaging.
    The aroma is quite ok with light smoke and oak, but the taste doesn't keep what the aroma promises. Little depth and complexity, weak finish. A NAS that is drinkable and looks good, that's all it is and not enough for Highland Park ...

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    - a successful NAS whisky,
    - better than the 12 year old bottling (is fruity and sweeter),
    - disappointed mainly in the aroma (after the very pleasant aromatic nose there is unfortunately a very watered down, thin taste)
    - is rather a good "smelling whisky", think 5% more would do him very good
    - Originally much too expensive at around € 70 and shot over target, now at € 50 it is more realistic, but unfortunately still a bit too expensive for the quality shown
    - cool bottle and optics (must also be mentioned) ;-)
    • Nose
      sweet dark fruits, sherry, marzipan, subtle smoke in the background
    • Taste
      sweet, gentle, fruity appearance, slightly smoky, but more than expected in the nose, uncomplicated and pleasant, unfortunately loses volume and taste at the end and is quickly gone, unfortunately a bit "watered down"
    • Finish
      short sweet finish;
      medium long fruity aftertaste

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. DB1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Subtle sherry whisky
    • Nose
      85 85
      The sweet sherry is subtly present, with raisins, spicy and oak, honey, in the background vanilla. I cannot discover the smokiness of Highland Park.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity and slightly spicy, red berries, dark chocolate, oak, honey.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The medium finish is still slightly smoky with oak.

  7. Myke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful creamy-oily, spicy and sweet sherry HP - very tasty and tasty.
    • Nose
      86 86
      clear sherry notes, sweetness and caramel, dried fruit: plum / raisin. Red fruits, ripe berries. Nutty, in the direction of walnut / hazelnut (somewhat oily). Milk chocolate. In the background the HP typical heather (but very subtle). Sherry gains more volume over time, overall nice & pleasant notes!
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spice builds up, but not as extreme, but remains on the tongue for a long time. Sweet, honey caramel. Warming! Nutty aroma: slightly oily, creamy taste (very pleasant). Dried red fruits.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Spicy, oak a little in the mouth, but not too strong (is harmonious). Medium-long-lasting finish. Getting dry. Sherry note stays relatively long. Becomes coffee-tart at the back - but remains harmonious and pleasant. The nut taste remains for a long time.

  8. Kachnak scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Marmeladig-fruity (so between cherry / red currants & dark berries), sweetish-spicy, a bit earthy, gaaanz mild smoke. Quite tasty-tasty, but 55 € are hard on the border.

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Delicious NAS - obviously (only?) Matured in sherry barrels - a bit expensive - but tasty and also slightly better than the 12 year old!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      a lot of sherry, sweetness, juicy dark cherries, raisins, fine smoke, then seasoning / oak;
    • Taste
      subtle, gentle approach, sherry, raisins, nuts, hazelnuts, creamy, caramel, some oak, little smoke; oily body;
    • Finish
      medium length, sherry, spices, nuts, some smoke;

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