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Highland Park 17-year-old

Overall rating
88.75/100
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167
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

€ 220,17

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 17-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blueberries, cherries, raisins, hazelnut, chocolate, little coffee, leather, millionaires shortbread, hint of smoke and brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Coffee, hazelnut, brown sugar, millionaires shortbread, leather, dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, little peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, coffee, tobacco, hazelnut, leather, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, smoke and peat.

  3. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Itsme1982 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    A real typical Highland Park, nice light smoky nose that nevertheless gives depth with a nut shades. it is spicy and fruity on the tongue. After adding a few drops of water, it will rise completely and you will appreciate this whisky even more!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    3-3-2018:

    Nose: cinnamon, ginger, chocolate

    Taste: raisins, coffee beans, hint of smokeFinish: chocolate, fruit (maybe prunes?)
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. SimpleSample scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Better like tea again bad plv
    • Nose
      DDunkle fruits .... the alcohol is something .... fresh
    • Taste
      Not as bitter as the "light" .... sweet with fruit.
    • Finish
      Milder with medium-long finish ... in the end, the tanine get through a bit

  7. Heemhoeve did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I was a bit disappointed, expected more. Especially the first nip from the glass is disappointing, attack on your taste buds.
    • Nose
      soft, light peat.
    • Taste
      drunk is disappointing, quite "hard" in the mouth. Become better later.
    • Finish
      Real highland park, long.

  8. mosesumike scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
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    • Finish
      89 89

  9. BSchlosser scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
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  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

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