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Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB102747
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection - 175th Anniversary
Vintage
1989
Bottled
Autumn 2017
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
192
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 2:07 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.34

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1989 CA

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.71 points

  1. Holbech scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not a very in your face whisky and not a whisky to end a tasting with, but a lovely complex "naked" HP.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Lovely farmy notes, hay, wet grass. Followed by green bananas, a bit of vanilla and a hit of smoke.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The green bananas and hay follows in the mouth. A little bitter then followed by a lovely sawdust note and ends with a little peat - not much.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A short woody finish - nothing bad, nothing stellar.

  2. Corrado scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Highland Park 28 yo 1989/2017 

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2017/Three-new-top-Highland-Park.html

    Highland Park 28 yo 1989/2017 (45.8%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 192 bottles) Five stars

    More bourbon, what could go wrong? Colour: straw. Nose: so plainly and utterly similar! Just a tad rounder, perhaps a tad more buttery, and probably with a little more vanilla. The rest is almost identical, aroma for aroma. And guess what, we shan’t complain… Mouth: this time it’s more blade-y, sharper, cleaner, and tenser than the official. More lemon, smoke, smoked tea, brine, light wax, passion fruits, Ricola… It’s all just splendidly zesty and bright. Finish: long, well-chiselled, zesty and coastal, coated with tangerine jelly. Comments: I never quite manage to resist this kind of profile. A perfect natural old HP, just out this month. I know what I’d do… SGP:552 - 90 points.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The initial price was 199€

  7. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very very fruity. Banana. Dried apricot/mango. A whiff of smoke lingering on the background. A pleasant sweetness. Toasted bread. Hay/barley. A faint herbal note. Nicely balanced. One of the best HP's I've had.

  8. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is just an excellent Highland Park. Based on the nose, I had expected that this would be more fruity in the taste. But I like this herbal notes here. It’s quite surprising and so so much better than the original bottlings from HP. Well done Cadenhead!
    • Nose
      Super sweet and fruity. This is rather nice! Mandarins, bananas, and peach. Some nice honey, followed by vanilla. It’s a bit grassy too. Then a herbal note, liquorice? Ginger in the background. And later some fudge arrives. There is a tiny hint of smoke. With water: the herbal note dissapears to the background.
    • Taste
      More herbal than the nose suggests. Quite less fruity. But still very lovely. Ricola. Liquorice. A hint of ginger. And honey here too. A little bit of smoke in the background. A bit oaky. Later caramel or fudge. Oranges. With water: Less herbal, sweeter, and fruitier.
    • Finish
      The finish is long. And herbal, mostly liquorice.

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84
      what finish?!?

  10. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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