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    Highland Park THOR

    My great friend brought a bottle of this back from his UK honeymoon last week. I went over last night and, naturally, we tried it.

    What a monster! This is not your typical HP. The peat is far more in your face with a deliciously rank flavor. The texture is thick, slightly syrupy, with good barrel tones to complement the thick smoke. It's almost as if HP was trying to be Laphroaig or Ardbeg. And a good job imitating they did I must admit!

    Some of the coolest packaging I've ever seen too!


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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Now for the hard question....great whisky....unique package...would you say it is worth $200 ?

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Wow, the marketing department was unconstrained on this one! A Nordic inspired Scotch with dragon prow packaging in wood...which accounts for some of the extra price. Great chance to taste it. Was it merely imitation or unique on its own?

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    Now for the hard question....great whisky....unique package...would you say it is worth $200 ?
    I drink American whiskey, so to me, not really. And I've heard the US retail price (at least in Dallas) will be around $300. Price aside, it's good whisky and a cool fuckin' bottle. There's a Texas Edition single barrel Highland Park available here that's a way better value. Cask strength, 11yr single barrel and only about $70.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Wow, the marketing department was unconstrained on this one! A Nordic inspired Scotch with dragon prow packaging in wood...which accounts for some of the extra price. Great chance to taste it. Was it merely imitation or unique on its own?
    It's probably the coolest packaging ever!

    It is unmistakably Highland Park, but with the peat amplified quite a bit.

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Coolest? I think the packaging is silly

    If anyone wants to pay an extra 100$ for a couple of cheap IKEA sticks, feel welcome. Or whatever your currency is. Edringtons competitors have better offers. I can get the Nadurra from Glenlivet for a third the price. It's a cask strength 16yo as well, just without all the sillyness. And its way better in my opinion

    Steffen

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Quote Originally Posted by macdeffe View Post
    Coolest? I think the packaging is silly

    If anyone wants to pay an extra 100$ for a couple of cheap IKEA sticks, feel welcome. Or whatever your currency is. Edringtons competitors have better offers. I can get the Nadurra from Glenlivet for a third the price. It's a cask strength 16yo as well, just without all the sillyness. And its way better in my opinion

    Steffen
    I guess being of Nordic descent changes the game a little for me

    But like I mentioned, I would never pay $2-300 for this bottle. I wouldn't pay that much for any bottle, no matter how good the juice is.

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    There's a Texas Edition single barrel Highland Park available here that's a way better value. Cask strength, 11yr single barrel and only about $70.
    Is this still available....when I found it at Spec's a couple of years ago I got the last bottle in the store (at least that day because other folks in the group also wanted it so they looked in back for more).

    I agree with you that it was a great pour and a fine value.

    Tom

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    Re: Highland Park THOR

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    Is this still available....when I found it at Spec's a couple of years ago I got the last bottle in the store (at least that day because other folks in the group also wanted it so they looked in back for more).

    I agree with you that it was a great pour and a fine value.

    Tom
    The only store I've seen it at is Goody Goody and they're sitting on a few cases

 

 

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