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Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition One 15 Year Old

Honeyed sherrywood balance

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@lucadanna1985Review by @lucadanna1985

3rd Feb 2011

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Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition One 15 Year Old
  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    90

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Body: long and thin legs.

Nose: soothing, sweet with honey and fruits, subtle sherry notes. Overall very pleasing.

Palate: sherry hits you at first, this is a typical HP profile but stronger and subtler at the same time. Refined. Second sip: the sherry comes up mixed with spices and a vague fruitiness, extremely pleasant again. The ABV is evident and it tingles your mouth together with the spices. Wood in the aftertaste, it grows up sip after sip, accompanied by heather honey. I really like it!

Finish: complex honeyed finish, with wood, sherry and spices.

Overall: balanced orcadian beauty: sherry on one side, honey on the other, livened up by spices and polished with a touch of wood. A heart-warmer.

This was a sample kindly offered by Mark Dermul, thank you Toshan man!

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4 comments

@CJames
CJames commented

Sounds great, wish I could have got a hold of one. Have you tried the Saint Magnus?

5 years ago

@lucadanna1985
lucadanna1985 commented

@CJames Unluckily I didn't, this was a sample received from Mark Dermul! I've heard good things of it, but these releases are a bit hard to track down and pretty expensive too...that said, I really love HP's profile...

5 years ago

@Fons
Fons commented

I also was able to taste it thanks to a sampkle from @markjedi1, for which I am very thankful. Lovely whisky indeed sad to know it isn't available any more. I'd like to buy a bottle of the St. magnus, but the steep price is making me hold back. For now.

5 years ago

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

I think the whisky is more than ok, but doesn't warrant the high price tag. There are equally good HP's out there for less money.

5 years ago