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Highland Park 17-year-old

Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Light
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
refill American oak casks
Number of bottles
28000
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314305529
Added on
28 Aug 2017 3:47 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 214.51

67 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

589 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 17-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious Highland Park, no doubt! Sweet, delicious, even without water to drink well and even better with a few drops! But something in the quality class, there are already half of the money!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mirabelle compote, creme brulee, vanilla pudding, pear juice, heather, very soft smoke, a little mint, lemon sorbet, with some lychee. Beautiful bourbon barrel nose. With a little water, the vanilla is even stronger and it comes to a delicate lilac
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, lots of vanilla pudding, very well integrated alcohol, ginger, orange peel, allspice, salt water, licorice, honey, pears, almonds and subtly the smoke again.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Spicy and creamy with ginger and vanilla, with delicate citrus notes and roasted almonds. Beautifully harmonious and quite long!

  2. Frank1972 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Am a friend of good bourbon maturations. That's why this bottle suits me perfectly. Well done ! But the price called> 200 EUR is completely wrong. Sorry HP, but the PLV does not work.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Just as I like the Bourbon stories. He comes fresh and lemon-flowery. A fine vanilla underscores the delicate oak and subtle smoke. With a little water that is a hammer nose!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft but dominant, he sets off. Apple pear helene with caramelized nuts hidden in the smoke veil. He needs his time in the mouth. Small gullets are an advantage. Delicately spicy, the wood announces itself and animates the tongue accordingly. Wow. Great. Respect!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Clearly long and wonderfully oily, it leaves sweet and sour and slightly bitter going slowly. This is a tailor made to measure. There is nothing to complain about except the price. This is not a premium class. He's delicious, but does not make it to our bar.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, light and complex. It was released as a summer expression (in opposing to The Dark) and HP succeeded with that very well - fruity and flowery character is easily recognizable. However, the price is set very high (around 200 euros while 28k bottles released - a bit strange price, right?) making this bottling rather collector's item than a daily dram.
    • Nose
      Fresh, sweet, lemon, vanilla, pineapple and honey notes, gentle smoke, more honey and meadow flowers after adding water
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy (white pepper?), honey, fudge, walnut, pear, oak, lemon zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, spicy, warm, nutty, slightly oaky, a touch of smoke

  7. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Premium bourbon maturing with many HP tickets.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and floral. Citruses, Verbena candies, vanilla and yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful. Apple juice, grape, vanilla, citruses and spices. Touch of oak and smoke.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy, bittersweet.

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    30-09-2018
    • Nose
      74 74
      citric fruits
    • Taste
      72 72
      exotic fruit (mango?), vanilla, hint of smoke
    • Finish
      72 72
      fruit, hint of smoke

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