Highland Park 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Light
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Aug 2017 3:19 pm by Nidan

Average value

€ 228.86

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225 × member ratings

915 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 17-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 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. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    A little over a year ago I tried the Highland Park 17 Year Old The Dark, which had matured on sherry casks and was supposed to represent autumn. I felt it tasted great, but was too expensive. More than 200 EUR for a 17 years old malt is just not right, I think. The counterpart – The Light, to represent the summer – is also 17 years old and bottled at the same 52.9% (so not cask strength) and 28.000 bottles strong. It matured on refill American oak. The price is the same. I hope the quality is as well.

    The nose is soft and sweet on vanilla and roasted pineapple. Lots of heather, soft smoke and a bouquet of wild flowers. Reine Claude plums and pear juice, lemon and lime sherbet. Honey and mint. Pebbles on the beach. A summery shower. I daresay this is complex.

    Great creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla custard and lemon juice go hand in hand with pepper, liquorice and candied ginger. Evolves from fruity and sweet towards brackish and it works like a magical spell. Walnuts and almonds, honey and pears and lots of spices from the oak. Yes, this is complex. In fact, this is magnificent!

    The finish is medium long, nicely piquant and smoky with delicate citrus and lots of vanilla.

    Damn. Fair is fair. This is an outstanding Highland Park!

  3. Frank1972 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A successful bourbon barrel maturation. Nice sweet and fruity notes with a peppery spice and ginger spice as a counterpoint. The smoke is only slightly noticeable, but adds an interesting component. However, the price is clearly too high, such quality can already be found at Malts for around 80-100 euros.
    (Rating: o)
    • Nose
      87 87
      fruity-sweet; yellow fruits; Pears; Citrus; Herbs; Honey; Vanilla; delicate oak flavor
    • Taste
      89 89
      creamy mouthfeel; Pears; Oranges; Honey; glazed ginger; some pepper; slightly tart oak flavor; very delicate smoke note
    • Finish
      88 88
      long; peppery; Ginger spice; Citrus; delicate sweetness; slightly bitter-tart (not unpleasant) oak flavor; slightly smoky

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity in summer; light fruit (pear); fresh vanilla and sweet malt; a little raw crumble cake batter again; light, fresh herbs in the background
    • Taste
      Pear full board; fresh herbs; Vanilla; Biscuit dough; spicy oak; tender smoke; again pear absolutely in the foreground; sweet wood and a malty butter note
    • Finish
      Pear; delicate smoke, vanilla again; there remains a slight sweetness.

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. childofbodom696 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, very fruity, pear, peach, spicy oak, vanilla, honey, oranges, very harmonious
    Taste: strong, sweet-spicy, peach, orange, slightly peppery, oak, carnation, floral, very complex, very light smoke ?!
    Finish: medium-long, oak wort, gets slightly dry, pepper, very slightly drier smoke

    Goes in the direction of the full volume. Very nice - but the PLV does not fit

  8. robse211 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. S_S scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  10. P.K.S scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    alkohol, amazing frut flaver, å lot of boddy and flaver long finish =) it puls down in points because of the price


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