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Highland Park 2001

Overall rating
88.49/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB103231
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
European Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
651
Number of bottles
588
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Vintersolsnu - 21. desember
Added on
05 Nov 2017 8:11 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.60

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2001

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.49 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Winter solstice in Norway: the perfect time to pop the cork of this 16-year-old Highland Park, distilled in 2001 and matured in sherry butt #651 (58.8% ABV, 588 bottles). What a marvelous color! Is this the blood of Odin? Dried fruits, roasted coffee and whiffs of peat smoke reach the nose, and there are hints of cloves, Jamón serrano and leather. The taste is intense, sweet and mildly peaty with dark chocolate, mint and a dash of salt. Cocoa, licorice and oak spices migrate into the warming and substantial finish. A great Single Malt for long and cold nights!

    RATING: 4.4/5.0 stars ≙ 90 pts → SUPERB [-]
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  2. ahroeen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: hazelnuts, raisins, milk chocolate, dark syrup, canned pears soaked in sugar. Yeah, 16 years in a sherry butt tend to do this to an impressionable thing.

    Taste: cinnamon, raisins, canned pears again. Milk chocolate and that syrup. Some sea salt. The hazelnuts are giving way to pecans and brazils. Complex and lovely!

    Finish: long and lingering. The sherry influence just keeps on giving.

    This is a beauty! Not just another pretty sherry monster, as the coastal influence gives it another level of complexity to play with.
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    • Finish
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  3. MaltNerd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This edition has huge impact from Oloroso cask which is shiny on the nose but a little bit to harsh on the palate.
    • Nose
      huge cask impact. Red fruits -currant-, spicy dry ginger, a lot of wood, leather and nuts. Christmas cake and spices plus some vanilla. Very intense aroma, everything is very visible here.
    • Taste
      first extremely sweet and then sour. Tart wine, black pepper, currant jam and caramel. Some burned, bitter wood…
    • Finish
      blend between spices, red fruits with chocolate in the end. Some bitter tannins are closing this long finish….

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Deep sherry. Chocolate. Christmas cake. Muscat. Some oak and nutty. Oranges, vanilla. Menthol figs. Old cellar and deeper sherry with time.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Heavy mouthfeel. Glue-y. Metallic notes. Christmas spices. Menthol. Vanilla
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bitter development. Still metallic. Spices. Some bitter tannins

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