Review 640: Highland Park 1956 18 Year

In one of our mega tastings we found this bottle in the line-up. It has been a while back since we had this tasting and I finally found the time to work out the tasting notes for it. I never before encountered this dumpy green bottle from Highland Park. I did taste the clear dumpy bottles of the 12 and the 18 and they where so much better than today’s expressions.

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Review 506: Highland Park Ice 17 Year

Today I have tasted the HP Ice, yeah I know a marketing hype and just to measure you I didn’t buy a bottle or sample as that would be supporting this marketing driven distillery. Nope, I tasted this in a shop I visited today. Let’s not get started on how I feel about this expresion and the route Highland Park is taking. Let’s concentrate on the liquid and how it performs in my glass.

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Review 425: Highland Park 1990 25 Year

So it’s time to review the very first share of the Online Whisky Collectief (https://www.facebook.com/onlinewhiskycollectief). This collective is a group of 7 friends who have joint forces to, once a month, buy a nice bottle of whisky.

The first bottle we bought is this Highland Park from Cadenhead which was distilled in 1990 and matured for 25 year in two Bourbon Hogsheads to be bottled in 2015. This resulted in 426 bottles.

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Review 358: Highland Park 10 Year

On the Whisky Xperience in Groningen Highland Park is represented by no other than Sietse Offringa (Mister Highland Park). As this festival is only for whisky’s that are sold in the shops of a Dutch retail chain you’ll not find any high end bottling here (alas). So I grabbed my change to taste the youngest expression of Highland Park: the 10 year old.

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Review 334: Highland Park Odin 16 Years

I’ll keep the introduction of this dram short. Most of you know it by now. I tasted this in a Highland Park Masterclass given by the Brand ambassador (of the Netherlands) Sietse Offringa. Highland Park Odin represents a single malt Scotch whisky worthy of its namesake – the formidable and commanding ruler of Asgard. Its intense complexity ensures this final release is deserving of its rightful place at the head of the Valhalla Collection.

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Review 333: Highland Park Freya 15 Years

I’ll keep the introduction of this dram short. Most of you know it by now. I tasted this in a Highland Park Masterclass given by the Brand ambassador (of the Netherlands) Sietse Offringa. For the third release in the acclaimed Valhalla Collection, Highland Park has turned its attention to the mesmerizing Norse Goddess of Love, Freya. Continuing the tradition of reflecting the character and qualities of the Norse Gods in the whisky itself, Freya’s intriguing allure and feisty personality has inspired a full, rich and complex single malt with a lingering beguiling finish.

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Review 332: Highland Park Loki 15 Years

I’ll keep the introduction of this dram short. Most of you know it by now. I tasted this in a Highland Park Masterclass given by the Brand ambassador (of the Netherlands) Sietse Offringa.
One of the most complex characters in Norse mythology, Loki constantly challenges the gods, questioning their order and hierarchy within Asgard. Yet with every treacherous situation he engineers, his actions ultimately create heroes amongst the other gods.

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Review 331: Highland Park Thor 16 Years

I’ll keep the introduction of this dram short. Most of you know it by now. I tasted this in a Highland Park Masterclass given by the Brand ambassador (of the Netherlands) Sietse Offringa. Highland Park Thor has a natural strength like its namesake, drawing influence from the environment unique to Orkney, to create a truly elemental spirit.

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