Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Officially Licensed Product for the Royal Navy Submarine Service
Added on
07 Dec 2017 8:54 am by SOKN

Average value

€ 294.67

21 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

464 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park The Dolphins

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    The whisky is dark gold in the glass and I'm curious whether I like this Highland Park as much as yesterday's “Jacks Pirate - The Stolen Ship” from the independent bottler Jack Wiebers.

    Initially very restrained on the nose, which is probably also due to the low alcohol content of only 40%. I mainly have light fruits and citrus fruits like limes, oranges, apples, some grapefruit and gooseberries. A gentle spiciness covers the fruit. I imagine hints of hay and a very subtle maritime note. Overall soft and supple, but also powerless, not very complex and boring. I hope the whisky is more convincing in the mouth.

    The whisky lacks strength and intensity in the mouth. There is a tingling sensation on the tongue, but where is the rest? For me, the pepper on the tongue has nothing to do with strength and volume ... the whisky is limp and weak in expression. The fruits have no chance against the peppery note, a little cinnamon and salt are added and a very subtle honey sweetness rounds off the whole thing. Then the tannins become more and more dominant with coffee and a slight bitterness that simply has no companion in the form of strong sweetness or fruitiness. Disappointing.

    The finish is short, only a very slight bitterness stays longer on the palate. A little pepper, liquorice, coffee, a touch of salt and a sweetness that you really have to look for can be made out for me.

    Well what can I say? If I had bought such a large bottle, I would have been very annoyed, regardless of the price. If you already do the nerve poison alcohol to your body, then it should be worth it. And that's definitely not the case here.

    I give 80/100 points.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Arwen scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Issue price £ 40

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. stefan_PB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful HP as you know it. Not too smoky in this bottling.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Honey sweetness and orange scent come through in the beginning. Later nut and pleasant smoke flavor. Beautifully balanced, nothing stands out.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Initially citrus fruits and a hint of mint. A little taste of fresh malt. Everything superimposed with pleasant smoke.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium. The fresh sweetness and the smoke come again and in the end a little oak bitterness.


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