- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail Exclusive
- Added on
- 23 Sep 2009 1:54 pm
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112 × member ratings
252 × 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 86.64 points
Butterscotch, dark chocolate, orange
candied orange peel, spicy dark chocolate, smoke
medium long, rich and complex
- Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 in Tokyo 2015.
citrus (tart), HP character is there, cherry, apple, some peat, scouring powder,
citrus, honey, apples, wood
Sherry cask, spiciness, citrus, dark chocolate, spicy-sweet honey, peppered plums, some peat smoke, aftertast of honey
- In my opinion, it is a pity to bottle a whisky like this at 40 %.
- Lovely whisky, just we are used to from Highland Park.
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.
Honey ! A little oak and some malt. Also hints of roasted meat. Caramel.
After the spiciness the sweetnmess of hioney and vanilla appears. Also macaroons.
- 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.
Great, dark sweetness. Chocolate, dried orange, caramel and toffee, nothing sharp or sour about it. Subtle smoke as always, instantly recognizable as Highland Park.
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.
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.
- "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."