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Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
110
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314073305
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
23 Sep 2009 1:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 277.54

28 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

239 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 21-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. Sandman23 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Butterscotch, dark chocolate, orange
    • Taste
      candied orange peel, spicy dark chocolate, smoke
    • Finish
      medium long, rich and complex

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 in Tokyo 2015.
    • Nose
      citrus (tart), HP character is there, cherry, apple, some peat, scouring powder,
    • Taste
      citrus, honey, apples, wood
    • Finish
      Sherry cask, spiciness, citrus, dark chocolate, spicy-sweet honey, peppered plums, some peat smoke, aftertast of honey

  6. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, it is a pity to bottle a whisky like this at 40 %.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Jonkers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lovely whisky, just we are used to from Highland Park.
    • Nose
      Floral and a little salty. Oak and a hint of smoke. Tropical fruits like pineapple and banana. Fresh. Honey and a little vanilla. Spicy and very complex.
    • Taste
      Honey ! A little oak and some malt. Also hints of roasted meat. Caramel.
    • Finish
      After the spiciness the sweetnmess of hioney and vanilla appears. Also macaroons.

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. D3US scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very good malt once again by HP, seriously quality stuff. However, for the price that it's going for you might just as well buy the 18 year old. It as at least as good as this one, for much less of the price, I agree with hsmithjr and BenNevis.
    • Nose
      Great, dark sweetness. Chocolate, dried orange, caramel and toffee, nothing sharp or sour about it. Subtle smoke as always, instantly recognizable as Highland Park.
    • Taste
      For me a big chocolate note at first. Coffee and caramel, dried sugared fruits and thick like butterscotch. Dark fruits, plums perhaps. Oak influence but never overpowering. Subtle smoke again, smooth and well balanced. 
    • Finish
      Long and a slight bitter oaky note keeps it from dying out fast. The intense sweetness is gone now and the smoky note together with the caramel and coffee finishes this off in style.

  10. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A shortlived official bottling of Highland Park 21yo, this was the

    second edition launched in duty free and was bottled at the lower

    strength of 40%. HP21 was later discontinued altogether to make way for

    the 1990 vintage bottling."
    TWE

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