Country Scotch Whisky
Region Island Whisky
Distillery/Brand Highland Park
Style Single Malt Whisky

Highland Park Bear

Spirit of the Bear is part of a trio of Travel Retail market releases from Highland Park in 2018. This is a no-age-statement single malt that was matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks, and bottled at 40% ABV. We assume that the bear-based spirit which the name refers to is that of the strong, noble type that Vikings saw in the creature, rather than the picnic basket stealing and fedora hat wearing spirit we know bears for today.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Peat is up-front, though swiftly moves on to brioche dipped in coffee and fresh honey.

Palate Orange peel and stem ginger. Still enjoyably smoky, though now with hints of floral barley in tow.

Finish Sandalwood and vanilla-y malt.

Winner of 2 spirit awards

Scotch Whisky – Single Malt: Travel Retail Exclusive - 2018
The Travel Retail Masters (The Spirits Business)
Single Malt No Age Statement - 2019
International Spirits Challenge

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Highland Park Spirit Of The Bear
Best I’ve had in a While !
Just Perfect !
Chris B , Ireland
one year ago
Very decent balanced whisky
My first HP whisky, very good impression of entry-level NAS. It is silly to expect much more complexity and lays of flavors from entry-level whisky of any distillery, especially if priced at DUTY FREE less then 40 EUR /1 liter bottle. Perfect balance of good quality and price, however, in my opinion can be a bit more smoke in it, as it called "SMOKY & BOLD" and I like Islay whiskies a lot. Definitely want to try another HP, probably 10 or 12 yo to start ;)
Olegs V , Belgium
4 years ago
Great whisky!
As others have said it does not come packed with any surprises. However it is a great whisky that is easy to drink and easy to like. I would recommend it to someone curious about peaty whisky since this bottle lack the punch of peat you get from your laphroaig or ardbeg.
Dennis , Sweden
4 years ago
nothing stood out about it, plenty other options for better value
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Great taste, lingering on the palate, highly recommend.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Taste is not bad, but please do not expect a Talisker 10. It may worth if you find it less than 35€.
Mehmet K , Turkey
4 years ago
Love it!!
Beautiful bottle; great price; excellent taste
Xavier L , Canada
5 years ago
Good but not great
Bought at an airport with discount (less than 40 euros for one liter). It's quite good for this price, but there is not much surprise.
Zheng H , Portugal
5 years ago