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Highland Park 17-year-old

Overall rating
88.83/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Dark
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
28000
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314305536
Added on
28 Aug 2017 3:54 pm by Nidan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 221,38

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464 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

25 Notes

WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Note
14 Dec 2017 11:32 am
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 88 points

https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/highland-park/highland-park-the-dark-17-years/

Highland Park The Dark 17 yo (52,9%, OB 2017, 28.000 btl.)

Nose: a slightly subdued nose. There are sweet blackberries and fig pastry but mainly spices. Cinnamon sticks and roasted (chest)nuts. Soft hints of metal polish.
Mouth: again a fairly spice-driven sherry profile. Roasted nuts and coffee beans, dark malt, including a light bitter edge of Seville oranges. Then strong herbal tea, juniper and clove. Cinnamon cake. Some heathery smoke towards the end.
Finish: long, fairly dry, with smoky notes, herbs and a bittersweet dark chocolate edge.

A fairly dry and spicy expression, perhaps more influenced by the type of wood than by the sherry itself. I started with a lower score but it really grew on me. A bit expensive for what it is, I think, but I admit it looks great. 

www.whiskynotes.be
mosesumike
Expert Senior mosesumike Review note
25 Apr 2018 9:30 pm
mosesumike gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
94
make difference and always consider: Is it the main thing to keep the main thing the main thing?
BSchlosser
Member Senior BSchlosser Review note
25 Apr 2018 9:36 am
BSchlosser gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.1
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
93
kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
23 Apr 2018 4:23 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
78
Price
80
Presentation
93
Whisky Freunde Lippe
Member Senior Whisky Freunde Lippe Note
15 Apr 2018 4:59 pm

14.04.2018 Beam Suntory

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
12 Apr 2018 3:17 pm
ctu gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Complex. Sherry, black currant, prune, cinnamon, ginger, salted caramel, fig and orange peel.

Taste

Sweet and spicy. Malt, sweet fruits, orange, milk coffee, cinnamon, chestnut puree, juniper and mild wood smoke.

Finish

Long, dry, bittersweet.

Comments

Surprisingly spicy, not the sherry dominate. Matured, nice HP, but it's a bit expensive.

GIORGOS
Expert Senior GIORGOS Review note
23 Mar 2018 10:34 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
93
mosesumike
Expert Senior mosesumike Note
17 Mar 2018 5:48 pm
mosesumike gave this whisky 92 points

https://youtu.be/9JHjWvIsQgc

Pat Hock sagt: Der beste HP den ich je im Glas hatte !

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https://youtu.be/FTnVHpPnjDo

Thomas Thiemeyer sagt:  Ein Spitzenwhisky


make difference and always consider: Is it the main thing to keep the main thing the main thing?
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
16 Mar 2018 7:05 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

The nose needs a bit of time, but with some hand warmth it opens up nicely. It is dark and sweet from the onset and very spicy. Think ginger, cloves and loads of cinnamon. The sweet notes refer to burnt caramel, fresh figs wrapped in a slice of bacon, candied orange peel and roasted chestnuts. A bitterness as if from green tea that stood to long. Some dark chocolate.

Taste

It is dark and sweet and very spicy on the palate as well. Yes, the spices do attract all the attention at first. It turns warm and spicy and you might neglect the fruit at first. But once the malt has settled in your mouth, the chestnuts and oranges return, upholstered with some top notch espresso and some nice woodsmoke that can be from both the cask as the heathery peat.

Finish

The finish is very dry and mildly bitter, but pleasantly long.

Comments

The nose was rather quiet, but on the palate, this malt developed into a beautiful dram. More expensive than 200 EUR, which is quite a lot for a 17 year old malt.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
16 Mar 2018 1:08 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
94

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