Highland Park Einar
100cl / 40%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Highland Park Einar Reviews
Appearance: Rich golden, clear and bright
Nose: Pineapple, spicy, wood smoke, dried peel and golden syrup
Palate: Initially smoky and vanilla, citrus peel develops
Finish: Vanilla sweetness and lingering smokiness
8 Customer Reviews
Interesting mix of nuts, dried fruit, some smokiness and some vanilla. At first you get some vanilla, followed immediately by dried fruits, nuts and citrus peal. Then wood smoke starts to appear, enough to make interesting but without totally taking over. The citrus-y element is a little unpleasant but the whole thing is super smooth! Very good for people who like fruity, peaty whiskies!
Impressive quality/price relationship....more sutile and complex than HP 12y
This is yet another apparently very young (<8yo) NAS offering. A friend bought for me from a ferry. In a proverbial gift horse moment I found this in the mouth to be thin and nasty. It's just about acceptable mixed with Canada Dry. I'll stick with the HP 18yo thanks - with only a little water added.
A smooth and rich heart warming whiskey
an excellent release, all the classic flavors I expect from HP, my high-end bottles of HP have much more depth and complexity but at a very high cost; they are for special occasions. I do not find Einar to be young or spirity, just a solid HP.
Evidently young and very spirity. Nose: The combination of sherry with youthness creates a slightly unpleasant "nail polish remover" like overtone that hides the smell of the other more subtle smells. Palate: The taste also matches the smell, slightly burning and rough, killing off the more subtle tones. Finish: An unpleasant bitterness and burn. I guess you can call it 'smokiness' but it is not the pleasant kind of an Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Caol Ila or Talisker. Overall feel of a cheap spirit. Needs a little bit of water to tone down the roughness, even though it is bottled at just 40%.
This HP Einar is very, but really very similar to the JW Blue Label. I'm surprised!