Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Highland Park Earl Haakon

Category Single Malt from Islands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Orkney
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Inga Saga Trilogy - Edition Three
Vintage 1993
Bottled 2011
Age 18 years old
Strength 54.9 % Vol.
Number of bottles 3300
Size 700 ml
Price 450.00$ 477.00£ 382.50
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
Jevan Review note
a couple of days ago
Jevan gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
86
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
84
Presentation
95
Jevan [my-collection]
Jevan Tasting note
a couple of days ago
Jevan gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

 Some sharpness of alcohol and possibly sulphite but soon leaves a warm honeyed nose with a touch of sandalwood and sawn oak. Deeper in there is orange oil and white pepper. Faint hint of smoke and a little mint. With water the sulphite and smoke comes more up front but leaves even more orange oil.

Taste

Malty and earthy taste with orange oil & honey. Very classic HP taste. Warming and rich. Oily, coating mouthfeel with very slight hints of smoke but less than I would expect. With water it becomes a touch sweeter with orange marmalade making an appearance.

Finish

Long spicy finish, white pepper & cloves.

Comments

This is a lovely dram, very HP but I would have expected a few surprises and this one plays it straight down the middle. 89

Jevan [my-collection]
Imp Note
less than a month ago
Imp gave this whisky 92 points

head-to-head comparison with 12 yo Saint Magnus and 15 yo Earl Magnus can be found here http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/01/whisky-felling-tasting-2-orkney-saga.html 

ZwiJo Review note
less than a year ago
ZwiJo gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
93
Finlaggan Note
a couple of years ago
Finlaggan gave this whisky 90 points

My notes, along with the other bottlings in the Magnus series, can be found in this HP Special on my blog:
http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2012/06/highland-park-distillery-special.html

Edwin de Lange Note
a couple of years ago
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 96 points


A great expression!

Feusi Note
a few years ago

Earl Haakon is the third and final release in Highland Parkâ€

hsmithjr Note
a few years ago

Hey Glengoyne!  Perhaps you should crack open one of your 24 bottles, and let us know! happy

In an interstellar burst, I\'m back to save the universe.
Highland Park Note
a few years ago
Highland Park gave this whisky 90 points


expensive but nice happy

Highland Park
BenNevis Note
a few years ago


Just paid over £300 for my bottle :(  so wont be opening it just yet

4 bottles found in the Marketplace

4on sale

Low as
€ 380.00

Overall rating
124 member votes
89.87
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
87.90
Nose - Aroma
86.00
Initial taste
87.00
Body
88.00
Finish
88.00
Price
87.00
Presentation
94.00
Tags

No tags added. Be the first!

Share this whisky
Forgot your password?

Login to Whiskybase