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Highland Park Harald

Not exactly like King Harald

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

24th Jan 2014


Highland Park Harald
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Coming from the Highland Park Warrior Series (Travel Retail set), I'd say that Harald is the most delicate and uncharacteristic one. Though I've only tasted three out of six.

Harald is part American oak, part European oak cask and named after King Harald, who had a well-known victorious army.

In Highland Park Harald, the army is left short, though it's not a bad dram at all. It's just a wee bit too delicate when compared to it's two "brothers" (Einar and Svein).

Nose: Floral and earthly (smoky) at first, then becomes a bit dried and fruity. Very smooth all the way.

Taste: Very thin but pleasant. Very delicately nutty and spicy with green fruits. Nothing really seems to rise from the palate.

Finish: Floral and warming. Nice length with mild spices. Picks up a notch from the taste when it comes to character.

Balance: Okay in overall and very much like your usual HP's but lacks just a little bit in character. Still good though...

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