Review #613. Highland Park Odin

Review #613 | /r/Scotch Review #205 – Highland Park Odin

The Schtick: This was supposed to be a mystery, but became an unmystery about half way through when the person holding the reveal sheet accidentally revealed the answer. So I give you, a half mystery. But a whole review. Math is weird in whiskey land.

Highland Park Odin is a pretty old, pretty expensive, release from them. It is a 16 year old single malt matured in a blend of first fill sherry casks and refill hogsheads.

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Distiller: Highland Park

Bottler: Highland Park

ABV: 55.8% ABV

Age: 16 Years

Source: Sample

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Nose: Earthy, funky peat. Minearility, some BBQ. Really dirty earth. Sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee, honey. Some stewed fruits, thick syrupy strawberry. Really funky, in a good way.

Taste: Thick, syrupy sweet. Some pepper, honey, vanilla, stewed fruits. Earthy peat, some smoke, savory bbq. Faint iodine. Really aggressive peat for HP, but it blends with the wine notes very well.

Finish: Long, some heat, but complex. Earthy peat blended with syrupy stewed fruits.

Overall:This is Highland Park Odin. Post, you are a generous man. It is very good. Damn good. I like it a lot. I”d never spend $$ on this, so this is a real treat. Now to hunt my final Highland Park wish list bottle – a 15+ yr, cask strength, 100% first fill sherry or madeira. It’s out there…probably not. Maybe? But I still want it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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