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Highland Park 2005

Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB102315
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
European Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1140
Number of bottles
540
Strength
66.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
London Gatwick and World Duty Free
Added on
16 Oct 2017 12:20 pm by SOKN
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.95

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2005

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.58 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The colour is amber. The nose is sweet with spicy, dull, muffins, dried fruits, chocolate, sea salt, old furniture varnish, berries, berries jam and butterscotch notes. The palate is sweet, dry and tough with pepper, light peated smoke, oak and dried fruits notes. The finish is long, spicy and dry with black pepper, oak and dried fruits notes with very light smoke at background. It’s a strong, very good balanced and tasty whisky.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    At full strength this is probably too much for most. I know it was for me at least. But playing with water helps and shows this Highland Park has a little more depth than you might expect at first.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and fudge, with a hint of menthol and ginger. Touch of sulphur. Some soft fruits too. Nectarines, but also plenty of oranges, accompanied by a whiff of honey and strawberries. Adding water gives it a more floral vibe. It never really opens up though.
    • Taste
      Shoe polish and plenty of oak and spices. There's nutmeg, ginger and cloves. A big hit of white pepper. Lets add a splash of water. That calms it down a bit. More toffee notes now, as well as milk chocolate and caffè macchiato. It also has a nutty quality. A whisper of smoke now as well.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, plenty of oak.

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