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Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

Overall rating
83.62/100
votes
211
Whiskybase ID
WB99763
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

€ 80.76

39 × in wishlist

211 × member ratings

810 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.62 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. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Clear gentle wet wood with carbide, pahlava, nuts, fresh bakery and burnt flowers.

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

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very light leather, nuts, dried fruits, some wild berry jam, grasses, some lemon

      Here too: minimal smoke after the first sip
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, very slightly gum, lemon, a few nuts, very light smoke in the finish

  4. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Dark fruits and spices. In addition honey, oak and smoke as well as nuts and sherry ...
    Sweet fruits with spices and lots of dry oak with a good portion of tannins, herbs and earth. Some smoke ... Medium length and dry. Smoke and oak stay in the mouth.

  5. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A little bit of smoke, heather, sherry, fruity
    • Taste
      Very balanced, red fruits, sherry, liquorice, ginger, spicy
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy

      Highly recommended for the low alcohol content

  6. stefan_PB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad HP, but there are definitely better ones for the price.
    • Nose
      Roasted cereal some fruit (peach, apple). Tones of today. Vanilla and caramel are subtly present. Very little smoke.
    • Taste
      Toasted grain again. Nutty aroma and a little minty like chewing gum, grassy notes and spiciness of pepper and ginger come at the end. A minimal note of iodine and a little smoke lie above everything.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Dry and astringent. The smoke here is a bit like rubber on the palate.

  7. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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 ...

  8. 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

  9. markkuyper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. YosemiteSam 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.

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