5 7 13
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K
5 7 13
Aan collectie toegevoegd

The Macallan Amber

The 1824 Series
7.6 (20)
Inhoud:
25/50 ml (50% resterend)
In collectie:
zondag 14 april 2019
Geopend:
vrijdag 14 juni 2019
Notitie:
Tasting miniature

The Macallan Amber

K
5 7 13
Aan collectie toegevoegd
Inhoud:
40/60 ml (67% resterend)
In collectie:
maandag 12 november 2018
Geopend:
woensdag 5 juni 2019
Notitie:
Tasting sample
K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
5-6-2019
Geur:
Malty with fusel oil and yeast, apple mash, some vanilla and oak, toffee notes. Water amplifies vanilla, opens floral and honey notes. Also fresh paint can be found in it.
Smaak:
Neat: sweetish, apples and some orchard fruits, oatmeal. Diluted: some sour berries, barley, spices (pepper mix and nutmeg), porridge, oak
Afdronk:
Short, nutty, oaky, malty
Conclusie:
Quite good young whisky. It’s simple and really young with those yeast and fusel oil notes, but rather balanced and somewhat pleasant at the end. Definitely requires dilution. With some more years definitely will grow to a good daily dram.
Cijfer:
7.9
K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
31-5-2019
Geur:
Fresh, fruity (apple mash, green pears), fruit acid drops, vanilla, butter toffee, red currants, honey, hint of french baguette, very light oaky notes on the background
Smaak:
Malty, slightly spicy, cereals, red berry jam, slightly bitter oak
Afdronk:
Medium-long, oaky tannins, apple seeds, porridge, light sweetness at the end
Conclusie:
Good whisky, solid entry-level single malt. Typical bourbon character without any major flaws - quite balanced although rather simple. I didn’t like light oaky bitterness but it’s a matter of taste. Anyways it’s a good Frenchman, which is not worse than Scotch competitors.
Cijfer:
7.9
K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
9-2-2019
Geur:
Fresh, sweet, candied, acid drops, grapes, hint of smoke
Smaak:
Sweet, spicy, caramelly, berry marmalade, orange zest
Afdronk:
Medium-long, sweet, oaky, slightly malty, berry jam
Conclusie:
Nice single-cask expression from HP. Real "bodybiulder" due to high ABV but yet rather balanced and complex as for this age. Definitely requires dilution for getting into it.
Cijfer:
8.6

Highland Park 11 year old 2006/2018 cask 2132

K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
9-2-2019
Geur:
Sweet, berries (currants, raspberries), hint of smoke, air balloon, light oak, some plastic notes
Smaak:
Very sweet, slightly spicy (peppers, "winter" spices), caramel, fruits (plums, oranges), a bit oaky
Afdronk:
Long, warm, caramelly, oaky, nutty
Conclusie:
Nice dram, full-bodied and "very-sherry". The best tastes on its full strength, diluting simplifies the character. This expression isn't anything causing wow-effect (as you can expect from the asking price) but rather a solid single-cask release, which is above the average.
Cijfer:
8.8

Highland Park 13 year old Single Cask Series SMWS & VYS

K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
9-2-2019
Geur:
Sweet, dried fruits, liquorice, some medicinal notes, leather, getting fresher after adding water
Smaak:
Sweet, peppery, caramelly, minerally, tones of berry jam, orange peel
Afdronk:
Long, sweet, nutty, marmalade and oaky notes
Conclusie:
I tasted it at the Uisge 2019 Finnish whisky festival. It is a nice whisky, quite complex and balanced as for 12 yo. This bottling is released to celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence but I doubt it is worthy enough for that. It's a good expression but just above the average, nothing really special. For the century of independence a way better cask could be selected.
Cijfer:
8.7

Highland Park 12 year old Single Cask Series

K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
9-2-2019
Geur:
Sweet, candied, sherried, dried fruits, vanilla, honey, syrup
Smaak:
Sweet, caramel, fruit jam, winter spices, liquorice, caramelized orange peel
Afdronk:
Long, sweet, nutty, caramelly
Conclusie:
Excellent single cask release, full-bodied, nicely sherried, balanced and tasty. Going well neat but some dilution might be a plus. Hard to find, especially for a fair price.
Cijfer:
8.9

Highland Park 15 year old Single Cask Series Sydäntalvi

K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
9-2-2019
Geur:
Sherry, dried fruits, raisins, light smoke, caramel. Water opens fruity notes
Smaak:
Slightly smoky, spicy (ginger), light minerality, honey, brown sugar
Afdronk:
Long, warm, somewhat nutty, sweet
Conclusie:
Nicely sherried whisky, tasty and balanced. Requires dilution for better getting into it. Hard to find due to limited release.
Cijfer:
8.7

Highland Park 13 year old Single Cask Sisu

K
5 7 13
Review geschreven
Geproefd op:
8-5-2019
Geur:
Smoke, ripe yellow apples, prunes and dried figs, raisins, caramel, light minerality, smoked fish notes, some tarry touch
Smaak:
Peppery, smoky, slightly sweet with light minerality again dark berry jam, brine, some kelp, gentle oak
Afdronk:
Ashy, getting dry slowly, slightly sweet, minerally, a bit oaky at the end
Conclusie:
Nice whisky, smoky and noticeably sherried. The taste is rather spicy at the beginning but quickly calms down opening fruity and minerally tones. Very well balanced but missing some complexity.
Cijfer:
8.6