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5 years 7 months ago #25040 by Duffer
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"The whisky is a 16 year old 52.1% abv strength whisky. It delivers powerful smoky notes reminiscent of Thor's Hammer smashing against the Orkney's Mountains of Hoy, carving the great wall of stone. The underlying sweet notes are his inner strength and show that although his exterior warrior façade, there is still the caring, humble god that makes him a much loved legendary character."

Kilde: The Whisky Shop

Link: http://www.whiskyshop.com/Shop/Highland ... D3291.aspx
Pris - 120 £

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5 years 7 months ago #25066 by Duffer
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Citeret fra LFW:

Highland Park Thor
Highland Park have announced the first of their new Valhalla series "“ Thor "“ a 16yo bottled at 52.1% in a fancy wooden case.
This is the first in a series of 4 bottlings over the next 3 years with the number released being lower for each bottling.

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5 years 7 months ago #25068 by Springbank21
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Det er dog en fræk flaske, den pirrer mit samler gen......desværre.
Bare den nu smager godt.

Kunne man forstille sig at den ville blive dyre og dyre den serie....det tror jeg nok.... ØV.

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5 years 7 months ago #25069 by Duffer
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Den kan også købes i Nederlandene: http://www.patswine.com/highland-thor-v ... -1870.html
Med 20.000 flasker skulle selv ikke-samlere have mulighed for at smage...

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5 years 7 months ago #25084 by JimTaggart
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Springbank21 skrev:

Kunne man forstille sig at den ville blive dyre og dyre den serie....det tror jeg nok.... ØV.

Der er vist ingen tvivl om, at de enkelte flasker fra serien bliver samlerobjekter, der med tiden stiger i værdi. Har hørt rygter om, at én af de kommende udgivelser bliver en 13 års "Loke", og mon ikke Freja og Odin also will join the party :wink:

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5 years 7 months ago #25085 by ClausB
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Highland Park er da en ok whisky, men 120 pund for en 16 års i en sær trækasse ? Kunne nemt finde flasker i samme prisklasse -eller under- der efter min menig må være langt mere intressant.

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5 years 7 months ago #25087 by JimTaggart
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Er helt enig i, at prisen er for høj. Jeg holder meget af HP, men med mindre der her er tale om superklasse whisky, der i min bog henter +92 point, så har jeg ikke tænkt mig at sætte pengene her. Vil helt sikkert købe en dram før en flaske.

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5 years 7 months ago #25096 by Macdeffe
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Ærgeligt at Highland Park ikke vælger at lave noget lignende Nadurra eller Balvenie Single Barrel, istedet for dette.

Det er deres valg. Det er ikke tilfældigt jeg ikke har nogle HP i min beholdning. Deres whiskier er enten for nedvandede for min smag, eller for dyre og overpackaged. Jeg syntes at HP er et fint distilleri, der desværre bare har en forkert ledelse. Heldigvis er der meget mere whisky på markedet jeg har lyst til at købe end jeg har råd til, og nogen gange er det rart når det supernemt at fravælge :-)

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5 years 7 months ago #25097 by tdh1
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Enig med Steffen & Lars mht. HP. De er prismæssigt presset en tand i vejret, hvis man bare vil lidt ud over de standard nedvandede "modeller". Da er Nadurra et virkeligt godt eksempel på en "gude" drik til temmelig overkommelig pris. I rækken af disse synes jeg da også lige Aberlour A ´bunah bør nævnes. Kanon whisky til en super forbrugervenlig pris.

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5 years 7 months ago #25100 by Duffer
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HP's marketing og salgsafdeling har ramt en økonomisk guldåre med deres fine indpakning og begrænsede antal flasker og der er ingen problemer med afsætningen. Kan whiskyen ikke sælges i Europa, sælger de den i Taiwan eller andre steder i østen hvor der står mange villige købere parat.
Lidt ærgeligt for os entusiaster, men så er det heldigt at der findes så mange gode alternativer i form af uafhængige aftappere.

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5 years 7 months ago #25120 by st7
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Highland Park Tasting Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbhDcgIjWyI

Slainte Mhath
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5 years 7 months ago #25139 by BigMac
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Her er lidt officielle smagsnoter på den:

Appearance:
Rich amber, with an iron ore glow

Nose:
Concentrated and forceful, with an explosion of aromatic smoke, pungent fresh ginger, antique copper, stewed plums, and golden syrup. With water, earthy notes emerge, like a garden after a heavy rain shower.

Palate:
Thor's high strength grabs the palate and refuses to let go. Initially dry, with fiery gingerbread then vanilla, blackberries, fresh mango, peach and hints of cinnamon. As its big flavours swirl around the mouth, some softer, sweeter notes develop, giving Thor and unexpected layer of complexity and depth.

Finish:
The finish thunders on, leaving behind lingering notes of sweet vanilla and an intense spiciness.

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5 years 7 months ago #25149 by EckoVicto
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Her er Serges vurdering:

Fighting against Thor
Sorry about that crappy title but there's this brand new Highland Park ‘Thor' that's packaged in some kind of drakkar (longship) and comes with heavy Viking/Norse references. I'm not too sure this kind of paraphernalia appeals much to us Latin people (we never drank our Chambertin from the skulls of our enemies) but after all, what counts is what's inside the bottle. Let's check that"¦

Highland Park 16 yo 'Thor' (52.1%, OB, Valhalla Collection, 23,000 bottles, 2012) Four stars and a half Colour: gold. Nose: starts rather on red berries and discreet whiffs of rubber bands, before it gets rather more mineral, flinty, quite smoky (rather coal than peat) and then more and more herbal, earthy and spicy. In short, it seems that it's not one of these lush, rounded and honeyed HPs (although there is a little honey), it reminds me of one of the Ambassador's Casks but I can't remember which one"¦ Then more butterscotch, caramel and something slightly metallic. With water: the earthiness stands out and the rubber has vanished, completely. Farmyard, slightly gamy, ham, Havana cigar (very obvious) "¦ It swims very well, the nose really became wonderful with water.
Mouth (neat): quite punchy and rather more ‘classic HP' now, with quite some honey, toffee, caramel, soft gingerbread (the one with a lot of honey) and a very faint saltiness. Develops more on pepper, ginger, nutmeg and liquorice, with always a discreet smokiness in the background. Creamy mouth feel. With water: once again, water makes wonders, even if a few drying tannins woke up. Perfect hard liquorice. Excellent, did they dump some salmiak into the vatting to make it even more ‘Norse'? Finish: long, with the liquorice still loud and clear. A little cumin and bitter oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: this little Viking never stopped improving, from the first sniffs to the aftertaste "“ and it swims extremely well. Not 90 in my book but certainly 89+++, should I use plusses like Standard & Poor's ;-) . SGP:453 - 89 points.

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5 years 7 months ago #25151 by Duffer
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115 - 120 £ i UK (1.035 DKK)
1.295 SEK i Systembolaget (1.083 DKK)
Og nu 200 € i Holland (1.500 DKK)
Pris i Danmark?

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5 years 7 months ago #25372 by whiskydepotet
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5 years 7 months ago #25376 by Madens
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Nææ og endda til en helt fornuftig pris (set ud fra resten af europa). :)

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5 years 6 months ago #25838 by Macdeffe
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Jeg smagte den her i weekenden og jeg bryder mig ikke om den. Har en anelse gummi (svovl) i sig, der især udmønter sig i en ubalanceret smag/eftersmag. Den reddes tildels af en god næse. Lidt atypisk HP, med den manglende krydrede blomstersødme

81/100

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5 years 6 months ago #25839 by Larsenal
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Jeg sneg mig til en smagsprøve i den lokale Skjold Burne for en uges tid siden.
Fin fyldig dram. Jeg faldt især over honningnoterne.
Den var kraftig uden at være overvældende.
I min bog ligger den ca. på 85p på den obligatoriske 100-skala.

Det værste ved den er nok den hysteriske pris. Men det har vi jo allerede tærsket langhalm over.
Til 500-600kr. ville jeg overveje et køb. Men jeg interesserer mig selvfølgelig heller ikke for snedkeri...

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5 years 4 months ago #26224 by Duffer
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Ruben giver Thor 90 point.
Kilde: Whiskynotes
Link: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2012/highland ... park-thor/

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5 years 4 months ago #26250 by Havsgaard
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Helt klar en whisky jeg godt gad have i reolen, har lige smagt den i viborg whiskylaug - mest imponerende var eftersmagen som bare syntes at blive ved og ved og ved .... Dog er jeg ikke sikker på at smagen retfærdiggør prisen. Smagte en Ardmore 17 yo cask strength efterfølgende og den vil jeg påstå er på samme niveau, men til det halve af prisen.

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5 years 1 month ago #26778 by SEDK
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Nogen der kender forhandlere der har samples af denne? Jeg har fået en flaske foræret i fødselsdagsgave, men vil nødig åbne den uden at have smagt først.

Mvh.
Andreas

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5 years 1 month ago #26779 by Macdeffe
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Du kan evt. tage forbi Cockney Pub i Århus, de har den i baren

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5 years 1 month ago #26780 by arvele
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