Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
17 years old
Ex-Bourbon Casks
47.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L0529Y LO4
Added on
04 Oct 2017 9:31 am by FredZeppelin

Average value

€ 107,63

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Full Volume

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.29 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful highland park. With the character, they should simply bet on bourbon barrels much more often.
    • Nose
      Flowery sweetness, lemon drops, vanilla, fresh hay, frosting, a little mineral to maritime, a bit ashy in the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, more vanilla than in the nose, very creamy, perfect alcohol, effervescent powder, again a bit mineral, no bitterness
    • Finish
      Here are very light oak bitterness, very Springbank-like, beautiful mineral, the citrus notes are again very present, longer finish, without overstraining

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      A fresh symbiosis of sweet, fruity and floral aromas stands out from my glass. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, cereals, mineral aromas and beautiful vanilla notes are additionally supported by light fruits, which easily drift off into the tropical spectrum. Pears, apricots, sugared pineapple, mangoes and a hint of blossom honey are perceptible. Hidden deep in the background is a tender smoke flag, which reminds me a little bit of cigar or pipe smoke. The alcohol (47.2%) makes itself felt very easily in the nose at first.
    • Taste
      Very creamy and intense. A wonderful sweetness runs down the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue a delicate Pfeffrigkeit sets in and causes a slight tingle. Plenty of vanilla, citrus fruits, grains, unripe oranges, pineapple, mangoes and coconuts give the malt an enormous freshness and a sweet-tropical fruitiness. The alcohol content fits perfectly in terms of taste, the harmony and balance of the Highland Park is simply very good. The variety of flavors also gains in depth: mineral notes, hints of herbs, pleasant oak and fine cigar smoke set in the background a nice contrast to the sweet fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet-spicy and warm. Slightly peppery and with many bright fruits, the well-balanced finish starts. Again I find citrus fruits, apricots, vanilla and mineral notes. The beautiful cigar smoke gains a little strength, but remains more in the background. Herbs and spicy oak let the malt slowly fade away and leave a minimal bitterness on the palate.

  3. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For musicians, amps and equalisers maintain critical balance at high volume by finetuning musical frequencies – at Highland Park, our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, does a similar job. FULL VOLUME was created using 100% ex-bourbon casks rather than our traditional sherryseasoned ones. During 1999, a combination of 481 casks – 200 litre barrels and 250 litre hogsheads – were filled at strengths of between 63.6% and 63.7%. The whisky was filtered at just over 4 C and delivers flavours of creamy vanilla and sweet citrus fruits from the bourbon casks, balanced by Highland Park’s characteristic aromatic smokiness.

    Vanilla | Coconut | Mango | Pineapple | Cedar Wood | Lemon peel | Vanilla pods | Light smokeLight straw, clear and bright (average colour tint 6.5)

  4. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Another quality malt from HP and this was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger. If you are looking for a high quality fruity malt, look no further.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, and this time I mean sweet as in confectionery. Pear drops, vanilla, rhubarb and custard. More pear, in fact lots of pear. Really nice, i would never guess this was a HP. Creme brulee and banana on white bread.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Everything on the nose just continues on the taste and it's fresh and vibrant. Fruit cocktail explosion. The 47% is just about spot on. It's funny because the flavours almost hold back and then all of a sudden bang, there you go I was just teasing you.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish is amazing. It's like a cake throwing fight at the back of the tongue or I've just been whacked by Bugsy Malone.

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A completely different, official bottling of Highland Park - without sherry cask maturation. And that's exactly what makes it so interesting for me, because the delicate yellow fruity flavours are very well balanced with the vanilla and cereal sweetness, surrounded by spiced oak and light tobacco smoke. When adding water this dram gradually loses its sweetness and more and more spices from the bourbon barrels come to the fore. A really enjoyable bottling, completely different from HP's usual core range.

    I thank Highland Park for the sample! https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/highland-park/
    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with a fruity start - apricots, hints of pineapple and subtle lemons. Then sweet notes of vanilla arrive, nicely intermingling with cereals (porridge-like), tender herbs and a whiff of tobacco smoke in the back. The alcohol is noticeable but not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate. Starts with a creamy sweetness of vanilla and malted barley, followed by apricots, oranges and lemon zests. Then warming with oak, white pepper, mint, and heather honey in the back. There's a hint of herbs towards the finish, nicely wrapped in tender tobacco smoke. Rich and mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long, warm and creamy with acacia honey and oranges. Becomes drier on the tail with spiced oak, cloves and a whiff of smoke.

      With water: Clean and fresh on the nose when a few drops of water are added. There's more citric fruit coming through while vanilla and cereal notes are tamed. More oak spice with a whiff of tobacco smoke in the back. Wow - fairly spicy on the palate with cracked black pepper, oak, tannins and cloves. The delicate sweetness and fruity flavours are almost completely gone while a touch of smoke lingers in the back. The finish is short, slightly warm with creamy vanilla and subtle smoke. No fruits anymore.

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Bourbon casks shine with this one, vanilla, lemon, custard, mild peat, maritime salinity. A nice sweet and heat combo!

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    With a name like "Full Volume" I anticipated a cask strenght bottling, but 47,2% feels very right for this.
    It's the same age but less than half the price of "The Light".
    That one is 52,9%, so you get less alc strenght, but double the volume of a better whisky for the same money.
    "Full Volume" may not be such a bad name after all ;-)
    • Nose
      90 90
      It's HP, but rather more fresh and bright.
      Honey sweet lemon drops.
      Peach and pineapple juice.
      Hint of vanilla and deep down a little smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet on yellow and white fruit.
      Peppery spice from the get go.
      Half way the oak takes over and it gets more dry and a bit tannic bitterness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Good length with a nice warmth of spice.
      In my opinion it's a little bit too dry/bitter to be in tune with it's sweetness.
      None the less, a pleasant whisky.

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    18-05-2018: excellent!
    • Nose
      85 85
      hint of smoke
    • Taste
      94 94
      vanilla, spices, hint of fruit
    • Finish
      88 88
      hint of (sea) salt, vanilla, pepper

  9. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      72 72

  10. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    a light, wholesome everyday whisky especially for the upcoming summer
    • Nose
      Vanilla, Crème brûlée with light caramel from flambéed cane sugar, creamy caramel sweetie, some turpentine, Apple-Moonshine
    • Taste
      ortohodox rose frankincense, subtle sweetness and lemon, alcoholic
    • Finish
      short to medium-long finish, again orthodox rose incense


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