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Overall rating
85.64/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Beach bonfire embers
Vintage
05.09.2002
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
4.235
Number of bottles
288
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 1:23 pm by Fernet Branco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113,19

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13 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior schero
89
Member Senior Storm703
88
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR
87
Expert Senior kruegerandi
87
Expert Junior edei
87
Expert Senior theograph
87
Connoisseur Fernet Branco
87
Expert Senior swedenmartin
86
Expert Senior mema82
85
Expert Junior Skene
83
Editor ducksingel
83
Member Senior Dominik
82
Connoisseur mad69
81

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2002 SMWS 4.235

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.64 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Horny Malt!
    • Nose
      Flowery, light smoke, mineral, limestone, lemongrass, black bread, cereals, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Mineral, sweet and maritime, alcohol very well integrated but strong, light spices, floral
    • Finish
      Sweet, oaky spice, very subtle smoke, mineral

  2. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A simple knit ex-bourbon malt, fresh maritime with an unusual minty note; I was not particularly impressed!
    • Nose
      Very restrained start, lemon, maritime notes, subtle smoke, malt, biscuits, butterscotch, heather, grass, meadow, salt;
    • Taste
      Smoke, malt, vanilla, lemon, salt, lime, coast, butterscotch, heather, mint!
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, lots of tirades and salt (coast), mint;

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Dominik scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Solid whisky that does nothing wrong but doesn't really stand out either. Don't overthink it, enjoy it at the beach.
    • Nose
      Lemon slices with a very light touch of smoke. Above that lingers a floral note with vanilla and a salty breeze you might associate with an autumn walk on the beach.
    • Taste
      Salty liquorice with soft smoke. Thin mouth feel. Water improves the balance by introducing green tea, but the peat remains subdued.
    • Finish
      Getting dry quickly. You get more peat now, but it's still only "lightly peated" as suggested by the categorization over at SMWS.

  5. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Notes von der Website: https://www.smws.com/beach-bonfire-embers

    Ausgabepreis Oktober 2017: 70 GBP

    Some tendrils of nutty smoke drifted by and the incoming tide washed out our beach bonfire, but not before we enjoyed the salted prawns, followed by lemon ice-lollies and vanilla ice-cream. The palate, hot and lively initially, suggested rock-salt, heathery smoke and liquorice. Adding water brought intimations of sea breezes, dying embers and busy harbours to the nose, with additional notes of toasted coconut, cut grass and flowers appearing. The palate now developed heather and lavender syrup, green tea and peat smoke – an interesting mix of sweet and juicy in the mouth, but becoming dry and smoky as it evaporated.

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