Highland Park Earl Haakon 18 Years Old 54.9% 1993

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Highland Park - Earl Haakon 18 Years Old 54.9% 1993 In Original Box
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Distillery Highland Park
Bottler OB
Serie Inga Saga Trilogy Edition Three
Bottled for
Distilled date 1993
Bottling date 2011
Country Scotland
Region Orkney
Age 18
Cask Type
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 54.9
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 0

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (90)

Colour: full gold.

Nose: frankly, it really makes me think of a regular 18yo that would have been bottled at higher proof. Same kind of profile, just with more oomph. Please read above. With water: seriously, it’s almost the same whisky as the regular 18. Maybe it’s just a tad earthier – or maybe not.

Mouth (neat): creamy and punchy at the same time, peppery, with quite some orange marmalade in the attack. It’s quite smoky as well, rather dry. Once again, we’re quite close to the regular 18 but of course, the extra-12% vol. make more difference on the palate than on the nose. With water: well, it’s almost the same whisky now. Maybe a little more orange marmalade and kumquats. Also the mouth feel is a tad creamier but I didn’t try to use deionised water and probably didn’t manage to reduce this baby down to exactly 43%.

Finish: same comments. Maybe a little more pepper.

Comments: one cannot not wonder if this isn’t the regular 18, only bottled at higher strength. What’s sure is that it’s quite excellent. Excuse me? No, of course not 3 times better than the regular 18.

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BOW (90)

Highland Park Earl Haakon 18 Years Old: A Majestic Whisky Fit for Royalty

Highland Park, the renowned distillery located on the Orkney Islands, is known for its exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to producing exquisite whiskies. One such remarkable expression is the Highland Park Earl Haakon 18 Years Old, a whisky that pays homage to the rich Nordic heritage and legendary sagas of the Viking era.

Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2011, this whisky is a part of the prestigious Inga Saga Trilogy, specifically Edition Number Three. It is named after Earl Haakon, a noble figure from Viking history known for his strength, wisdom, and leadership.

What sets the Highland Park Earl Haakon 18 Years Old apart is its unique maturation process in port casks. This aging technique infuses the whisky with distinct flavors and characteristics, resulting in a truly special and captivating drinking experience.

Upon pouring a dram of Highland Park Earl Haakon, you are immediately greeted by its deep, amber hue and rich aromas. The nose is filled with the enticing scents of ripe red berries, dark chocolate, and a subtle hint of spice. It is a sensory journey that transports you to the rugged landscapes of the Viking era.

On the palate, this whisky delivers a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. The velvety texture coats the mouth, revealing notes of luscious plum, blackcurrant, and a delicate touch of oak. The influence of the port casks is evident, adding a layer of sweetness and complexity to the whisky's profile.

At a bold 54.9% alcohol by volume, the Highland Park Earl Haakon packs a punch. The higher strength amplifies the flavors and allows them to linger on the palate, creating a truly memorable tasting experience. It is recommended to savor this whisky slowly, allowing each sip to unveil its intricate nuances.

The presentation of the Highland Park Earl Haakon is as impressive as the whisky itself. The bottle features an elegant design, adorned with intricate details that pay homage to Viking artistry and culture. It is a testament to the attention to detail and craftsmanship that Highland Park is known for.

As with any vintage whisky, it is important to note that the Highland Park Earl Haakon 18 Years Old was bottled in 2011. This makes it a rare and sought-after collector's item. Each bottle is sold as described, and it is advised to handle it with care to preserve its integrity.

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