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Highland Park Dragon Legend

Overall rating
85.07/100
votes
111
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

€ 51,10

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Dragon Legend

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.07 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  3. Fabian scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, dried fruits, peat with heather, leather, muffins, allspices, raisin and oak notes on nose.
    Sweet, fruits, dryness, allspices, light peated smoke, raisin, dried fruits and grass notes on palate.
    Spices, sweetness, raisin, dried fruits, oak, juniper notes on long finish.
    It’s a very tasty and interesting whisky.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Macheye scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/highland-park/highland-park-dragon-legend/
    • 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.

  8. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Very mature with extoric fruits tones - peach, mango and kiwi, some mint, cinnamon and caramel.
    • Taste
      Starts a bit thin, ashes, caramel and dusty, develops quite ok with later more peat, honey, orange and fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with peaty tones, smoke, caramel, bitter fruits and vanilla - custard.

  9. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. J.K.Ch did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oranges. citruses. peat. apples and vanilla.
    • Taste
      The taste is smoky, lighter, sweeter. Whisky is very well drinkable. But a little more waterproof.
    • Finish
      Triple sec with peat. It is not too long, but nothing is disturbing.

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