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Highland Park Dragon Legend

Overall rating
84.92/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Strength
43.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L0594Y L04 19/11
Barcode
5010314305277
Added on
21 Aug 2017 12:19 pm by Nidan

Average value

€ 52,63

65 × member ratings

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90
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90
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89
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89
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88
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88
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87
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87
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418 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
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All versions

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Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

10 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
24 Mar 2018 6:23 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sweet orange smoke, peat, chocolate, a few toffee, notes, date slices, prune

Taste

The peat mixes with toffee and a little caramel with some syrupy sweetness.

There is some spice arriving, quite delicate and it adds to the overall juiciness of the profile.

The sherry and peat mix well together and the peat is at the right level to compliment the profile.


Finish

At first I thought this was on the short side finish wise but actually its all quite subtle with a nice sweetness.

Comments

This is was I call a good session dram, simple profile but it works well, none of the usual Highland Park Heather up front.

GJR
Expert Senior GJR Review note
24 Feb 2018 11:03 am
GJR gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
84
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
21 Jan 2018 10:45 pm
ctu gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Peat, caramel, vanilla, waxy apple, honey, citruses and salt.

Taste

Sweet fruits, salted caramel, peat, wood smoke, antique skin and spicy oak.

Finish

Medium length, bittersweet, smoky.

Comments

Nice NAS HP in a good price, better than Valkyrie, VOT Raven and 12yo.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
13 Nov 2017 8:18 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Caramel, raspberry, peat, vanilla, apple, cherry and malt.

Taste

Typical HP peat. Chocolate, cherry, apple, toffee and malt.

Finish

Milk chocolate, peat, toffee and hazelnut.

Comments

More full-bodied, sherried and peaty than the Valkyrie, but less fruity. 86/87. The first BFYB HP in a long time.

Fabian
Expert Senior Fabian Review note
07 Sep 2017 1:36 pm
Fabian gave this whisky 89 points

It's sweet, honey, salted caramel, floral, peaty! It's very nice! Better than the standard 12YO and IMO better than the Valkyrie! Smooth finish!

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
89
Presentation
87
Get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get!
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
24 Aug 2017 10:22 am
Macheye gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

The sweet meets the peat as was promised. Honey, golden syrup, salted caramel and an assortment of dried fruits provide a warm sugary introduction. This is followed by the traditional aromatic, floral HP peat, which is indeed upped a notch for this release. It’s quite ashy and is supported by some damp earthy hay-like malts which provide depth. Light citrus, apple peels and a healthy dose of oranges make for rather the fruit orchard. Both smoke and sweetness are enhanced after a short period of resting. The addition of water is interesting – immediate orange barley water with a hint of ginger!

Taste

A tingly sugary arrival which subsides quickly in to nice viscosity. Excellent translation from the nose – the rich prominent fruits, distinctive heathery smoke and damp hay malts form a well-balanced medley of sweet meeting peat. The fruits are enriched here, turning to marmalades and preserves and are accompanied by some nutty flavours and light cask spicing. Less benefit for adding water here – which dulled some of the liveliness of the top-end flavours.

Finish

Medium in length with a good balance between sweetness and oak bitterness. Slight astringency.

Comments

Whilst the colour of Dragon Legend is similar to the 12 year old, and both possess the trademark HP heathery peat, the comparison for the most part stops that. This is rather the different beast. Dragon Legend pronounces both the sweeter and smokier aspects of the HP DNA – in many ways you could see it as a step in the direction of Valkyrie (released earlier in 2017) – and I find it largely successful in that regard. There’s certainly enough complexity and distillery character to be able to recommend this whisky at its £40 price tag.


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peej84
Expert Junior peej84 Review note
13 Jun 2018 9:47 pm
peej84 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
83
Presentation
83
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
10 Jun 2018 9:56 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points

This bottle has been open a couple of months now and it seems to have more punch than before.

Still a nice dram and worthy of 86-87 points in my view even if the sweetness on show is a little manufactured.

uisukii
Member Senior uisukii Note
28 Mar 2018 8:04 pm
uisukii gave this whisky 84 points

Currently 30 GBP in Waitrose for those in the UK, worth the price.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
24 Mar 2018 6:31 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points

Notes from a bottle just opened. Worth buying, some nice flavours in the mix.

Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
86

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