Single malt whisky - tasting notes

13 Aug 2009

Highland Park Hjärta

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted 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.

  • HP

    I think this is an amazing whisky. It is one of my 3 “if you could only have 3 bottles of whisky what would they be?” choices. Pure bliss. Very hard to find now! And sadly out of my price range :-(

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  • Chris: Based on price and transparency alone I'd pick this over the shoddy HP Dark Origins any day. Benromach continues to win me over. While I may not drink
  • Roberto Sikora: Benromach seem to do great things these days. Thumbs up for an uncommon age statement!
  • Fredrik: I recently made a promise not to buy or try NAS whisky anymore. It will sadly go unnoticed but that´s how I feel about this.

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