Highland Park The Light 17 Years 52.9% NV

4.3 sterren - 3 professionele reviews
€ 174,16   - uitverkocht
Highland Park - The Light 17 Years 52.9% NV
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Distileerderij Highland Park
Bottelaar OB
Serie The Light
Gebotteld voor X
Gedistilleerd op Not Specified
Gebotteld 2018
Land Schotland
Streek Orkney
Leeftijd 17
Cask Type X
Vatnummer X
Alcohol percentage 52.9
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Wooden Case
Etiket Perfect

Professionele reviews

BOW (90)

Serge Valentin (90)

We’ve had the darker (read more sherried) The Dark earlier in February and thought it was rather too oak-influenced. The Light is supposed to be more ‘zesty’, let’s see… Colour: pale gold. Nose: exactly. Zestier, fresher, better chiselled, rather earthy, almost muddy in a good way, a tad sooty. Apples, pomelos, then more coastal whiffs, iodine, then ointments, mercurochrome, oysters… With water: rather perfect. Orkney mud, clay, toothpaste, wine yeasts, beer… Mouth (neat): excellent! Rather peaty, medicinal and coastal, with superb grapefruits, ginseng, more grapefruits, touches of rhubarb and kiwi, a little mint, eucalyptus drops, chlorophyll… This one’s right up my alley! With water: just excellent indeed, with lemons comings out. That always works a treat in my book. Finish: medium, very refreshing, with more chlorophyll, eucalyptus, and earthy elements. Like, mushrooms. Always a touch of peat smokiness in the aftertaste. Comments: totally classic HP without any botox or silicone. What a great distillate when it’s allowed to sing as a solo!

Gal Granov (89)

Nose: Quite fresh I must admit, and very fitting for springtime , with a nice fruity touch , with a melange of ripe peaches, pears and red apples, on top of some a nice woody backbone, vanilla and more over-ripe orange/tangerine kind of note, ending on lemon zest, sandalwood , with a floral touches. It’s really like taking a stroll in an orchard on a spring day. very nice indeed, but not very HP like, with no smoke whatsoever.

Palate: The palate is a bit more intense, peppery up front with a very nice mouthfeel, and then the fruit starts to kick in, which is beautiful : quite tropical at first with mango, passion fruit up front, then some more vanilla, hints of smoke, and finally the wood makes an entry. late , but is certainly there. More peach, and pear, make up for an excellent and quite complex palate.

Finish: longish, with apple peel, pepper, vanilla and wood, the exotic fruit is gone.

This is an excellent whisky, although it’s not very Highland Park-ish. very light and fruity at times, packing a punch as well, but the HP smoky side is very much toned down. Given this one blind, i would have a very hard time guessing what this is, for good and for bad.

A really good one in my opinion, but not your classic HP. At any rate, a tad expensive at almost 200 quid a pop. Mainly for die hard HP collectors, and fans. the bottle looks amazing as always. Good work there guys. For us mere mortals with a limited budget, there are other cheaper and more ‘classic’ styled HPs out there.

Happy Spring / Summer.