Single malt whisky - tasting notes

13 Aug 2009

Highland Park Hjärta

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Highland Park Hjarta Highland Park announced a new 12 years old bottling named Hjarta, which is now available at the distillery and through their website (possibly in Swedish stores as well, later on).

It is bottled at cask strength (58,1%), limited to 3924 bottles and costs £ 65.

Such a shame that the online shop of Highland Park doesn’t ship outside of the UK by the way. Why not? Laphroaig can do it, and I’m sure they’re making a good business! 

 

These are the distillery tasting notes:

Nose: glorious combination of spice and heather, caramelised pineapple and fresh lemon peel with delicate smoke. Mouth: silky vanilla, hints of coconut. Heather peat smokiness. Finish: long gentle, smokey finish.

ps/ The announced Highland Park 50 yo turns out to be a 1968 vintage. A 1964 vintage is planned as well. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to buy one of these or a new car…

Highland Park Hjärta Ruben Luyten 2009-08-13
  • http://foodnwine.me gal

    too bad they dont ship. i agree

  • ALouis

    I’m curious to read the tasting notes.

  • Elvar Ástráðsson

    You could say this is delicious. I got it in Helsinki mid nov 2011. Hjärta or hjarta means heart in nordic languages. This bottle was 59%. Had a lot of olorose character. So much toffy and pudding that the strengt dissappeared, no watering down needed. A desert malt indeed.

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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