No age statement
Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product of: United Kingdom
Officially released mid July 2011, this is the third and final release in Highland Park's Magnus Series. Earl Haakon is a vatting of 18 year-old cask strength Highland Park and only 3,300 bottles were released worldwide. Read more
Sampled on 01/04/2011
Clear, copper with russet tones.
Pungent varnish, crystallised ginger and ginger cake nose with aromas of cassis, floral dandelion, lemon zest and flaked almond.
Hydrated to approx. 40% abv yields a huge palate with dry cedar wood, smoky oak and vegetal notes balanced by burst of sweet vanilla followed by gently warning spice comprising ginger, red pepper corns, and paprika.
After the huge palate the finish is surprisingly restrained with lightly spiced lingering oak.