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Highland Park Earl Haakon Tasting notes and reviews

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Highland Park Earl Haakon

Highland Park
Earl Haakon
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Highland Park Distillery
Island (non Islay)

Martine Nouet

Shy and rather closed. Bread dough. A cardboard note. Then a diesel one, like entering a garage. Fruit (green grape) try to uncover it but it breaks through.
Crisp and dry. With a dusty feel, like sanding paper. A bit of cereals and fruit. The tang of alcohol toned down by the sweet maltiness.
Dry, slightly peppery.
That whisky definitely needs water. But it lacks balance and charm. The alcohol is not mastered.

Rob Allanson

Takes its time to open, then there is a zip of fresh lemon zest and fruit puddings. Dark fruits, plums, blackberries, and a touch of warming bike tyre.
Quite fresh after the nose, sweet oak vanillas and ginger with the gentle hint of distance wood fires. Burnt heather sprigs.
Sweet, with spices.
Big and bold flavours that become more amplified with a touch of water.
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