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Highland Park Full Volume

Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
540
Whiskybase ID
WB101678
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
17 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L0529Y LO4
Barcode
5010314303587
Added on
04 oct 2017 9:31 am by FredZeppelin
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Average value

€ 114.87

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Full Volume

99 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.10 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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. 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.

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Story
    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.
    (highlandparkwhisky.com)

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

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A successful highland park. Not very complex but tasty in what it offers. The higher alcohol strength suits him well. For me, compared to the new HP 15y (WID: 192350), it is a much better choice in a similar price range.
    For a large bottle (costs approx. 90 euros) the offer is not enough for me, even with this one.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fresh-fruity; bright fruits; Pears; Apples; Citrus notes; Hay; Herb honey; Vanilla; fresh wood; Smoke for me hardly to barely noticeable
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy mouthfeel; sweet notes of vanilla; Fruit notes of pears and citrus fruits; grainy notes; over time and towards the finish, notes of peppery and spicy appear; bitter oak
    • Finish
      86 86
      the tingling peppery spice continues to permeate; tart oak; sweet and sour fruit notes; Citrus; some vanilla; some cigar smoke remains (delicious)

  6. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Without losing the thought of the "full volume", it is a 1A bourbon whisky!
    You shouldn't make the mistake of expecting something voluminous from this name. It definitely isn't. But a flowery Bourbon aged 17 with very good school grades. He deserves my full respect. This unfavorable name was certainly the only mistake in this edition. Because even the black gloss lacquer bottle looks extremely strong on the shelf.
    • Nose
      Wonderful summer nose with fresh lemon biscuits and a delicate hint of vanilla smoke. The herb flower meadow comes through slightly minerally and together with a light trail of smoke it then has a delicately maritime effect, as expected.
    • Taste
      The texture is exactly mine. Everything that belongs to bourbon whisky unfolds here. Very compact, it delivers clear vanilla butter biscuit notes with lots of lemon and round light oak pepper without missing notes. I really like that it stays so comfortable without hitting it. Actually, it does exactly the opposite of what the name suggests on the bottle. I am fully convinced of this palate and the transition is wonderfully harmonious.
    • Finish
      Medium to rather short. It ends with a mineral mix with a little wood and malty biscuits. But this bottle could make it on my shelf forever. I may still improve these notes. ... can he still manage the magic 88? :)

  7. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Highland Park with lots of coconut combined with vanilla, all wrapped in a light smokiness. A really great whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Broussard scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    A fresh 18 year old citrus candy.

    You can sniff for a long time and always gain new impressions, very complex in aroma. The taste continues what you have already smelled. Especially sweet citrus, orange and spices. An honest guy. Which is also very complex and a lot of fun.
    • Nose
      Fresh citrus notes, light orange notes to ripe juice oranges, the smoke is very delicate and far away, vanilla paired with sweet cream. Various spices with clove in the background. Generally citric, fresh, sweet.
    • Taste
      First sweet citrus fruits, then full volume with juicy oranges, sour fruit notes and slightly bitter grapefruit, from which the oak with spices and pleasantly sparkling pepper develops. The alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Sparkling oak, bitter fruit notes, some vanilla, very light smoke at the end. Medium to long finish.

  9. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really good 100% ex-bourbon matured Highland Park. I haven't been the biggest fan of their OB expressions recently, but I thought the flavors in this bottling were nice. P.s. not sure what "full volume" means but this was not aggressive at all. Should've bottled it at cask strength with a name like that.⁣

    Shame the marketing department keeps shoving this gimmicky shit down our throats. Just stop. Please.⁣

    87/100

  10. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Short Comparison between the Cask Orkney (WID: 113256), the Full Volume (WID: 101678), and the Berry Bros & Rudd (WID: 108315)

    The Cask Orkney and the Full Volume are almost inevitably similar. The Cask Orkney has a bit more freshness and citrus in it. The smoke feels a bit cooler in the Cask Orkney. The full volume has more grain and oak notes, is slightly muted and fuller. It seems to me that the Full Volume has a little more wood influence.
    I tend to like the Full Volume in direct comparison even a bit better, because it works a tick older than the Cask Orkney. Both are really solid malts. There will not be a big bottle, so I do not have to ask myself which bottle to buy.

    The Berry Bros & Rudd tolerate some water. Otherwise he seems somehow alcoholic. He opens with water. The water then has herbal, forest and meadow notes. It's such a cross between Cask Orkney and the Full Volume for me. He also has a freshness similar to the Cask Orkney, but this seems somehow elegant in the Berry Bros & Rudd. In addition also wood influence like with the Full Volume. In addition, the smoke may be stronger than the two before it. The sherry is not really something to hear. Overall, the Berry Bros & Rudd is probably the most complex whisky in comparison, as it brings a mix of freshness and wood with it. But it does not necessarily have to be a big bottle.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    oh .. very different from how I remembered him. Exciting with the off notes
    • Nose
      Sweetish, brown sugar, rock candy, grain, slightly off note, cardboard, herbs, very subtle mold/earth/peat, fruit if then in a sour direction like citrus, sour apple
    • Taste
      Also on the palate again "dark" sweetness, also tart and spicy, again with herbs and nuts, the sticky, earthy is also found again. The subtle fruit notes that are sweeter than in the nose

  15. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This malt has a beautiful nose. I like it very much. A very special highland park. I just think that the nose is the best thing about the malt. It breaks down somewhat over the palate to the finish. And it takes time in the glass
    • Nose
      89 89
      lots of citrus fruits, lemon and orange, sweet, not vanilla, grass and hay, light maritime notes and very light smoke in the background. Later comes some caramel and nuts as well as some seasoning
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, fruity, creamy start, vanilla, honey, again the citrus fruits and spice, later some pepper, malt and nuts in the background, becoming oily
    • Finish
      85 85
      nice spicy fresh finish, herbs, grass, citrus fruits, sweet with vanilla and honey, later becoming nutty and malty. Slightly bitter at the end

  16. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, elegant Highland Park. Comparatively little smoke. The first-fill ex-bourbon barrels dominate the aromas.
    • Nose
      Pleasantly fresh and maritime. Very fine smoke. Heather. Some white pepper tingles my nose. Behind it tropical light fruits, I can recognize some coconut and pineapple.
      After the first sip, the impression on the nose becomes sweeter and shows significantly more vanilla. In addition, forest honey and some icing.
    • Taste
      Spicy entry. Very appropriate alcohol strength. Something tingles on the tongue. Light aromatic wood aromas that remind me of oak and cedar. White pepper. The smoke can only be seen in the distance. On the palate the honey.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Spicy. Will be pleasantly dry.

  17. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very nice, exotic-sweet fruitiness (pineapple, passion fruit, kiwi, etc. in the blender, light honey, energy!), A touch of coconut and vanilla, later traces of pipe tobacco and beet syrup, very light smoke. Delicious, very pleasing, for almost 85 € almost too round, there could be some edge or more% at (especially with the name).

  18. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: pear, drops, lemon, vanilla, honey, some tobacco smoke, also some sea aromas, floral heather comes through, pineapple, marzipan / almond, peach, apricot, some cake dough

    Taste: sweet, soft onset, gaining more and more power, vanilla, honey, some smoke, heather, sea salt, slightly mineral, cereals

    Finish: nice length, sweetness paired with heathy aromas, the smoke is a bit stronger here, light fruits (pear and pineapple), also some oak wood comes with a pleasant spice

    Conclusion: HP from bourbon casks - unusual, but can be very delicious

  19. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    18-05-2018: excellent! - 25-10-2019
    • Nose
      85 85
      hint of smoke, vanilla, citric fruits
    • Taste
      94 94
      vanilla, spices, hint of fruit, pineapple
    • Finish
      88 88
      hint of (sea) salt, vanilla, pepper, pineapple

  20. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

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

  21. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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

  22. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like this one a lot and I'd almost give it an extra point for the Spinal Tap reference on the box. Just a pity that an edition with this name isn't bottled at cask strength.
    • Nose
      Apple juice, peach, white wine, pineapple, vanilla and peat.
    • Taste
      Peach, apple juice, peat, vanilla and wine gum.
    • Finish
      Apple, peach, peat, cookie and wine gum.

  23. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, unusual HP flavors without sherry with a massive oak and spices. Hard to scoring, must be retaste. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Tropical fruits, orange peel, vanilla and cereal. Touch of peat, tobacco and antique leather.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, creamy, oily start. Honey, vanilla, malt and fruits. Then big oak, pepper and herbals.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, fruity, spicy. Mild smoke.

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  25. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Quite interesting - at least not boring
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, tropical fruits, passion fruits, fresh oranges, dessert wine, whiffs of smoke and leather - pretty good
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, creamy, fruity again, more on grapefruits, hints of vanilla, spices, pepper, hints of oak wood
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, more and more bitter - actually not drying but more like bitter fruits

  26. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Full Volume is an intense floral and citrusy ex-bourbon whisky that combines the classic notes of bourbon maturation. Much freshly mown hay and marginal smoke with a maritime base note can be found in the nose again. In the mouth then immediately present and powerful sweet. The alcohol content is tuned almost exactly right and carries the flavors ideally on the tongue. This is followed by a few herbs with ripe pear and sparkling lemon. At the back a little oak, but never with bitter disturbing with the ubiquitous lemon note medium long intensive warming finish.
    Class!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. TimkoT scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  28. SebStar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. woojin scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    sweet and good

  30. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  31. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5431 should be a wine with a very high proportion of bourbon barrels and a slender wine. The smell is simple and delicate, and the taste is sweet and pleasing. In some ways it resembles the refreshing and fruity taste of some old Genting Japanese vases. Of course, its bitter ending is no exception.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of new leather, ripe peaches, sea salt, a touch of vegetables, cream, vanilla, barely smoky, delicate and delicate on the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Condensed sweet and sour and salty, orange-flavored hard candy, citric acid, sweet honey, salty taste of pickled food, white pepper, obvious bitterness of grapefruit peel in the latter part, medium fat and oily wine, average thickness, slender performance, The first half of the flavor is more pleasing, and the second half of the flavor is unbalanced in bitterness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The bitterness persists and dominates, with woody tannins, a touch of liquorice, and a more pleasant aftertaste in the back than in the front.

  32. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's a very nice dram but not Island style, although there is a little bit of smoke. It would not make any big difference and still be good even if there was no smoke at all, it is more of a proper Highland, anyway, similar to their name. Here is creamy vanilla in old bourbon oak casks with enough abv.

    Definitely better than most of their sherried expressions at 40%, the vikings from which labels, if ressurrected, would laugh at the lack of strenght at the name Full Volume.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, meringue cake
    • Taste
      86 86
      The pepper hits first, followed by the sweetness all the way trough.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The tiny bit of smoke is rapidly gone

  33. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Pleasant, not too complex, a few drops of water are good and open up the aromas. Beautiful bottling from the ex-bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Restrained, some fruit, hay, herbs, slight hints of mildew or cardboard; with water: vanilla + cereal notes appear.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, aromas as in the nose, nice oak spice develops on the tongue, green and slightly sour apple.
    • Finish
      86 86
      At most medium long, pleasant tingles, everything sounds nice.

  34. hlz30 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The experience was not good indeed. If the traditional oak used here are reavealing the true quality of distillate, well....
    • Nose
      86 86
      Candle wax, green apple, honey, vanilla, mildly some heather pollen, a hint of smoke which became intensified when nosed closely. A hint of chocolate and minerals. Pleasant on nose indeed, and quite typically bourbon wood maturation that is maintaining youthfullness.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Phewwwww....Sharp, bitter-sweet (note that bitterness precedes sweetness), superficial arrival but became oilier with chewing. Ripen apple, peaches, heather pollen, but bitterness, numbness and prickling were all quite evident and unpleasant
    • Finish
      80 80
      Rather short and slightly drying. The bitterness persisted,with some freshly shaved wood.

  35. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park Full Volume is a 17-year-old special bottling from 2017, but it will still be available at the end of 2021 - so it was bottled in large numbers. The special thing about this bottling is the lack of sherry barrels, which are characteristic of Highland Park. This is a pure 1st fill Bourbon maturation. Decent age, 1st fill barrels and a slightly higher drinking strength with 47.2% vol. - That is certainly not the volume control that has been torn open, but it should make enough noise.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      In nosing it is initially not the typical Highland Park, which is easily recognizable by its often mentioned heather peat notes. A certain sherry influence is probably required for this aroma. You don't get the smoke straight away, it's bourbon with fresh citrus notes, grapefruit, maybe pineapple.

      The fruits are not pure and light, however, they have a beech tone, because the cranked amplifier creaks: this is then the smoke that rounds everything off nicely and adds a complex note. And then there is also a freshly sliced vanilla pod. This cannot be identified as Highland Park at first glance, but it has a rich, beautiful aroma.
    • Taste
      The taste of the whisky starts with a strong start, the 47.2% vol. no slouch. Then there are fruits with vanilla, the sweetness remains in the background, but is present, as is the smoke, which softens the sweetness. Orange juice and some mango, plus a touch of ginger, which provides strength and tingling.
    • Finish
      In the finish there is a slightly maritime note from the barrel, some wood with vanilla and ginger remain on the palate, the slight hint of the taste of a not-so-sweet tropical fruit gum drop. It doesn't last very long, some smoke stays a moment longer.

      An atypical but delicious Highland Park, which with its pure bourbon maturation sets a counterpoint to the dark sherry bottlings. It could last a little longer, but at the age of 17 it has already matured nicely and has no disturbing young fruit aromas.

      It's a good rock song that comes out of the amp with fat pressure and rich riffs. Can you have fun with

  36. TsiAI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Smell: green, wet road, soil after rain, grass, green orange, green apple, oak 83/100
    Taste: cream, green grass, wooden bitter bottom, alcohol stimulation, vanilla, pear, green plum 83/100
    Body: medium, slightly astringent, generally full 85/100
    Final rhyme: medium, cocoa beans, dust, oak, tea
    Overall: 83/100

  37. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84

    Young, powerful, you can drink, 17 years old?) Ok, not bad, but simple, with a hint of lemonade style.

  38. Ninofdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  39. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  40. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  41. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts off strongly with notes of vanilla and glue ???? as well as fresh green fruit aromas (gooseberries, green apples).

    Sweet-sour and medium-strong in the mouth.

    In the finish, an aromatic, light smoky note that overlies everything else and combines with a little oak. Behind it some citrus and nutmeg.
    Length: 5/10

    Well, for "Full Volume" the intensity (barrel strength) is a bit missing, and I would have guessed it to be a bit younger blindly. Overall, however, a drinkable and uncomplicated HP.

    Grade: 2+

  42. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    Lightweight and enjoyable. Summer is the most!
    Balance 22
    Total 87
    • Nose
      Nose: citrus, wax, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, light smoke from a dying fire 22
    • Taste
      Taste: sweet spicy sweat, meadow herbs, basil, pepper 22
    • Finish
      Finish: medium, spicy and sweat sweet 21

  43. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. Ficelli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Imho a bit underrated 17 yo ex-bourbon HP for a fair price in comparison to all the NAS bottlings out there. No complexity monster but free from off notes, a little rough around the edges and convenient 47,2% abv.

  46. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Scattered fruit, yeast pastries and a little vanilla. Objectively, there is little to complain about, but the bottling does not meet my personal taste.
    • Nose
      84 84
      I left it in the glass for a while because I didn't like the aroma at first. But it changes over time, in a positive way for my taste. Fruity and vanilla. Round yet intense. Red apples and ripe orchards. Harmonious and mild. Honey sweetness and a fine citrus note. I had to think for a while about what exactly I was writing here. That's why I call the aroma complex.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Apple cores, fresh orchards, red apples and fine honey sweetness. Not bad, but like almost all bottlings of the distillery, it doesn't completely convince me.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length. At first, slightly woody, bitter notes predominate, but they quickly make room for a light vanilla note and a little yeast pastry. The finish doesn't convince me either, even if objectively there is little to complain about.

  47. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  48. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  49. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  50. Tordeaux scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  51. tester1277 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very cool, light fruits, citrus.
      Reminds of the twisted tattoo.
    • Taste
      Here it becomes clear why it is called Full Volume!
      Strong start, very dry but very soft, "contracts" the mouth, tart, malty
    • Finish
      Again, similarity to the twisted tattoo.
      Medium-long, tart and spicy

  52. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not a typical HP in my opinion, for it lacks this slight peaty influence and smoky notes. This one is lighter, fruitier, and smooth. I really like this one, friendly and very drinkable, but certainly not dull or pale.
    After this conclusion, I like to add that I think the name Full Volume is a quite strange one, for that suggest a pretty rough/tough whisky, which isn't the case at all. But pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light, fruity, by far not that peaty or dirty like an 18yo for example. Yellow fruit, pineapple, mango. Some vanillacake sweetness as well. And some vegetal notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very smooth, only a litle tingling feeling on the tongue. Yellow fruit again, and some peach. No trace of peat, blind I never would have thought of a HP. Very oily, thick.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still smooth, fruity, peach, honey, a little whiff of smoke enters now. Middle long.

  53. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  54. JBKwb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  55. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    maturing in bourbon casks is very suitable for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. DownunderTonga scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. Keek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      fresh, citrus fruits, vanilla, subtle smoke, mango, cereals
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong, vanilla, pineapple, some pepper, oak, smoke in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, sweet, smoky, heather, spicy

  58. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    At first a little hesitant on the nose, then nice and complex. Afterwards, however, he cannot really convince. I don't think the bourbon barrels are that tasty, they give the whole thing an artificial touch.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light and fresh, sweet vanilla is in the air together with subtle smoky notes, supported by the white oak barrels and fine caramel, then a fruit carpet rolls up: orange, peach compote, apricot, nectarine, banana, occasionally pear, now and then icing, mineral base note with a lot of liquid honey but also maritime hints, the alcohol is easily noticeable, as well as glue notes
    • Taste
      81 81
      Soft to the touch with peated barley malt, slightly tingling, mineral notes with cedarwood spice, vanilla, lightly burnt caramel, some blossom honey and black pepper, apple, thyme, a thin film of dark chocolate
    • Finish
      82 82
      Tobacco and a little sweet smoke, malt, vanilla and bourbon hints, honey, yellow peaches, fine spice, dry oak, unfortunately not very long and a bit grassy

  59. uap304 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Man, this one was disappointing. I usually love bourbon maturation, but this one felt off from the start. There is a very sweet and refreshing initial attack on the palate, but the finish sours enough to overshadow the whole affair. It's a shame, I was really looking forward to this but as so many things in life, it just didn't live up to the expectations. Similar to DVD special features: maybe there is a reason why those scenes were deleted, any maybe there is a reason why HP leans on sherry maturation more heavily. I fought with this one but in the end it's only a tiny bit better than Valkyrie.
    • Nose
      Supersweet! There's vanilla, honey, and citrus fruits in abundance. There is malt, some metallic notes, and some slight nutmeg. There is a strong maritime influence, but no discernible peat here. There's NOTHING wrong with this nose. Maybe it would work better as a perfume?
    • Taste
      Full and warming. There is an initial strong sweetness which is quite refreshing to be sure. There are lovely fruits with apple, bananas, and orange. There is even some chocolate and vanilla cream, but you better savor it before the finish turns to...
    • Finish
      Sour, rancid, and bitter, turning slightly oaky! Then some tobacco leaves, maybe wet, maybe spoiled. WTF? Is this the peat finally coming through? To be clear, and I'm just working this out myself, this is a wonderful whisky marred by a dreadful finish. Shame, that.

  60. uap304 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Man, this one was disappointing. I usually love bourbon maturation, but this one felt off from the start. There is a very sweet and refreshing initial attack on the palate, but the finish sours enough to overshadow the whole affair. It's a shame, I was really looking forward to this but as so many things in life, it just didn't live up to the expectations. Similar to DVD special features: maybe there is a reason why those scenes were deleted, any maybe there is a reason why HP leans on sherry maturation more heavily. I fought with this one but in the end it's only a tiny bit better than Valkyrie.
    • Nose
      Supersweet! There's vanilla, honey, and citrus fruits in abundance. There is malt, some metallic notes, and some slight nutmeg. There is a strong maritime influence, but no discernible peat here. There's NOTHING wrong with this nose. Maybe it would work better as a perfume?
    • Taste
      Full and warming. There is an initial strong sweetness which is quite refreshing to be sure. There are lovely fruits with apple, bananas, and orange. There is even some chocolate and vanilla cream, but you better savor it before the finish turns to...
    • Finish
      Sour, rancid, and bitter, turning slightly oaky! Then some tobacco leaves, maybe wet, maybe spoiled. WTF? Is this the peat finally coming through? To be clear, and I'm just working this out myself, this is a wonderful whisky marred by a dreadful finish. Shame, that.

  61. uap304 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Man, this one was disappointing. I usually love bourbon maturation, but this one felt off from the start. There is a very sweet and refreshing initial attack on the palate, but the finish sours enough to overshadow the whole affair. It's a shame, I was really looking forward to this but as so many things in life, it just didn't live up to the expectations. Similar to DVD special features: maybe there is a reason why those scenes were deleted, any maybe there is a reason why HP leans on sherry maturation more heavily. I fought with this one but in the end it's only a tiny bit better than Valkyrie.
    • Nose
      Supersweet! There's vanilla, honey, and citrus fruits in abundance. There is malt, some metallic notes, and some slight nutmeg. There is a strong maritime influence, but no discernible peat here. There's NOTHING wrong with this nose. Maybe it would work better as a perfume?
    • Taste
      Full and warming. There is an initial strong sweetness which is quite refreshing to be sure. There are lovely fruits with apple, bananas, and orange. There is even some chocolate and vanilla cream, but you better savor it before the finish turns to...
    • Finish
      Sour, rancid, and bitter, turning slightly oaky! Then some tobacco leaves, maybe wet, maybe spoiled. WTF? Is this the peat finally coming through? To be clear, and I'm just working this out myself, this is a wonderful whisky marred by a dreadful finish. Shame, that.

  62. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  63. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla; Malt and sweet molasses; fresh citrus note; light fruit; light, fresh herbs; summer flower meadow;
    • Taste
      Vanilla; Biscuit dough; nice spice; well-integrated smoke; Pagan; Grain; sweet malt; Cedar; licorice
    • Finish
      Smoke becomes drier; cooled campfire; Nut;

  64. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  65. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    - very soft tasty whisky
    - Bourbon barrels come out great
    - is very similar in character to the ICE (but tastes clearly behind it)
    - For originally around 100 € clearly too expensive, probably several saw it that way => Price fell to 70-80 € (as of May 2020) and really i. O.
    • Nose
      sweet bourbon note, vanilla, honey, toffee, the sweetness is dominant
    • Taste
      very soft start, lots of sweetness, vanilla, toffee, very mild
    • Finish
      soft medium length finish,
      medium-long somewhat oak-heavy sweet aftertaste

  66. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  67. napets scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not your typical highland park. Still a nice whisky for in between.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  68. Tasting scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Weary/Tired Highland Park. Some notes: glue, candyfloss/cotton candy, citrus notes, fruity notes (red berries), floral notes.

  69. TolSurvion scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Not your typical HP. I am missing the spices and malt.
    Fruity and sweet. Stings a little. Slightly bitter finish.

  70. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  71. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Objectively a well-made OB, but for me the first-fill bourbon influence is too saccharine and flowery. The finish in particular borders on sickly-sweet. Not sure I need pineapple aroma in my Highland Park, either.
    Guess I like my HP's darker and spicier, and yes: sherried.
    Lovely wood smoke in here, though.

  72. P.K.S scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    it's a verry verry good highland park! You can't feel the 47.2% it's like 40% verry easy on the tung,creamy some fruts, smoke in the back. wonderfull sweetnes creamy and plenty of citrus,vanilla and fruts on the plate The alkohol it's perfekt.medium finish with peppery reely lovely

  73. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Although it is light, the peat is what strikes you first. Delicately smoked, like a campfire that has been extinguished for some time. Behind, a creamy sweetness, with toffee and wood. The influence of bourbon is felt, with vanilla and gourmet citrus fruits. The texture of the whisky is very smooth, like silky. It's honey galore, mint lozenges and a little iodine. The finish is quite long, on charcoal and wood.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/highland-park-1999-full-volume-17-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  74. Itinerantspirit scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Unique, clear bourbon vanilla ice cream here.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Relatively few notes - vanilla again, Kool-Aid sweetness, blue raspberry.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Fizzles a bit mid-palate, but a pleasant enough woodiness

  75. P.K.S scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    it's a verry verry good highland park! You can't feel the 47.2% it's like 40% verry easy on the tung,creamy some fruts, smoke in the back. wonderfull sweetnes creamy and plenty of citrus,vanilla and fruts on the plate The alkohol it's perfekt.medium finish with peppery.

  76. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Fairly round and harmonious, slightly smoky bourbon barrel ripening of Highland Park, something you rarely get (without sherry). Many tropical fruits that are at first unusual, but then very pleasant and refreshing. So great for the summer.

  77. waal scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: light acid, apples, pleasant smoke, vanilla-lemon cream, green cut,
    Taste: slightly bitter, but overall pleasant, creamy and moderately sweet, slightly smoky, spicy
    Conclusion: good, simple, without blemish, can be enjoyed well

  78. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  79. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bottling side by side - alongside the warriors, gods and elements of the Orkneys; inconspicuous and for HP an atypical Bourbon barrel ripening, but ... a Top Malt!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      89 89
      Bourbon nose, vanilla, very sweet, honey, toffee, floral, trace smoke;
    • Taste
      89 89
      soft onset, sweetness, vanilla, toffee, honey, very mild, warming, nicely incorporated alcohol, gentle smoky aromas;
    • Finish
      88 88
      soft, medium length finish; sweet, oaky finish;

  80. whiskeen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Official Video with music specially produced for this whisky:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sndl4UBqsP0

  81. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Solid whisky, very well balanced, complex and overall pleasant. HP signature smoke is very gentle and just highlights other flavors and notes. At the time of releasing it was priced quite hard, but now price went down a bit setting very good value for money to this bottling.
    • Nose
      Sweet, orange zest, very gentle smoke, caramel, vanilla, oatmeal, pineapple and honey notes, floral notes after adding water
    • Taste
      Medium-sweet, a bit spicy, vanilla, butter, mango notes, lemon dessert, background smoke
    • Finish
      Medium-long, getting dry, smoky, radish notes

  82. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very nice but if you find it for the same money, the 18y OB offers a little bit more.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose:

    Immediately pear compote with cinnamon. A small "farmy" note that fits very well in combination with the beautiful sweetness. Some sea aroma in the background. A hint of marzipan. There is only a trace of smoke, if any.
    After a while, pear and sweetness step back a bit and delicate salty sea aromas come to the fore. What a sniffer.
    (92 points)

    Palate:

    Again pear, cinnamon, vanilla and a little honey. The alcohol is very well integrated. Perfect drinking strength. No water necessary. Not very complex but a nice palate.
    (85 points)

    finish:

    Very nice salty sea aroma, the pear is also something. Mouth watering. A very delicate smoke note in the background. Medium. A delicate note of wood and spices lingers longer.
    (88 points)

    Conclusion: very tasty, uncomplicated HP. At 17/18, there is a very good PLV here. The use of ExBourbon barrels was very worthwhile here. More such fillings, please.

  84. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  85. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  86. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  87. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  88. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: fresh bourbon notes, vanilla, lemon, very little smoke

    Taste:
    Vanilla, sweet, honey, round, wood spice, lemongrass

    finish
    Unfortunately a bit short, not very spicy

  89. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He is super round, has no junk and is also delicious, but just very monotonous and not deep, even a little weak on the chest, which I find very strange in the name "Full Volume" ...
    • Nose
      Very fresh, clear, pure bourbon notes, lots of vanilla, almonds, mint, lemon cake, light honey, a few flowers and a little bit of mineral
    • Taste
      Vanilla, short bread, shortbread, light malt, honey, very round, young oak, lemongrass, coconut, banana chips
    • Finish
      A little oak comes to it, the mineral again more, lemon tarts, flowers

  90. Falco Sunshine scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    I really like this 18 year old Highland Park. I taste a weed-smell in this whisky, no kidding...

    Enjoy!

  91. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh and fruity with banana split, pineapple, peach and apricots. Floral notes. Lots of vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pineapple, lemon, cut flowers, hay, malt. Pleasant oak, fine smoke, a bit mineral.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, fruity, vanilla, honey, toffee, pleasant oak, spices

  92. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    fresh, green apples, fruity, some nice citrus in there as well. Malty, even a bit grassy, fine oak spices. Very nice peat influence, clearly visible. the absence of sherry casks is really nice. the finish could be a bit longer but it is still all right. Very fine dram, gentle fruity peat! Well done!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  93. dram_on scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose: rotten green apples, hay, beach sand, light honey, light green melon

    Palate: smoked ham, light hint of peanut butter, pears

    Finish: short, some salt and white pepper

    Overall: not bad for a daily sipper, fairly simple but does it well
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

  94. Fight65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  95. SimpleSample scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Consistent overall package
    • Nose
      some smoke and bacon ... but only light ... bright fruits accompanied by a flora
    • Taste
      Sweet with a spice ... Strong with a little alcohol
    • Finish
      short to medium

  96. ahroeen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  97. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Banana chips, sweet bourbon notes, wood smoke, lemonpie, wax and ginger.

  98. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  99. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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