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Highland Park 16 years old 'Wings of the eagle' (travel retail)b

Very nice sherry influence HP

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@galgReview by @galg

22nd Sep 2018

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. Wings of the eagle is aged 16 years in sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks and bottled at 44.5% ABV and priced at €90 .

Nose: Very nice start with orange peel , candied oranges as well, quite a lot of oak wood (like!), and more sweet apricot , and a touch of dried fruit, mainly fig and date, that work quite well with pine resin sort of notes in the background, as well as heather honey , and vanilla. I tried looking for some smoke, or peat but there’s almost none of that…

Palate: Good mouthfeel, with more dried fruit, vanilla and spice. Hints of Marzipan, and quite a lot of yummy oak, pepper, and nutmeg, all well-integrated indeed, a hint of bitter cocoa and peat on the end notes, which adds a nice dimension (and yes, we’re in HP land).

Finish: Cocoa ,bitter chocolate, wood and some more earthy peat.

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5 comments

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

I can’t wait for the review of Highland Park “Blood of my Enemies” edition. wink

Seriously though, this sounds like a good whisky, which Highland Park is quite capable of producing in spite of all the silly Viking marketing (which I like and mock in equal measure)...

24 days ago 1Who liked this?

@galg
galg commented

yes indeed. they have too many foolish named HP for GTR but this one is nice. they have used the Viking motive waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much

24 days ago 1Who liked this?

@DaveM
DaveM commented

@galg Don't look now but we now have the HP Valknut, another in the Viking series.

23 days ago 0

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@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

As much as I enjoy the Viking names and artwork, I fear it's just a gimmick to replace the superior product they used to have.

23 days ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt
MadSingleMalt commented

Anyone who wants to join an HP Viking marketing bash bandwagon—or just watch from the sidelines—might be interested in a current discussion on the My Annoying Opinions blog:

myannoyingopinions.com/2018/09/…

22 days ago 0

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