Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.13/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB105846
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
25.11.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0517T L4
Barcode
5010314005108
Added on
02 jan 2018 11:06 am by Spits
Uncolored

Average value

€ 154.50

2 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.13 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very nice and pleasant 18 year old malt. The smoke is very well integrated and it has a nice, if more subtle sherry flavor profile. Delicious.
    • Nose
      light maritime smoke, citrus fruits, light notes of sherry, herbs, quite soft
    • Taste
      soft, slightly smoky start, nice sherry aromas, some citrus fruits, some spicy, light oak notes
    • Finish
      Smoky finish, notes of sherry are very present, a little sweet with caramel and hints of chocolate

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  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For me, this is a real journey into the past. I tried this whisky for the last time about 10 years ago!
    You know, then I was just starting to get acquainted with this drink, and then whisky was just cool for me, but I still didn’t know how to disassemble it into its component parts. Now I am rediscovering it. It's a pity that that HP18 is unlikely to return.
    23 22 21 21
    • Nose
      Bright, deep sulphurous profile, complex and not amenable to analysis vlob!
      It's like fruit jelly with a pinch of fresh yeast, creamy lemon curd, light tones of natural sherry cask, some woods.
      The second nose is even more stunning! These are bright tropical fruits, boiled orange dried apricots, a little varnish.
      Third nose: light note of medical rubber, weightlifters' chalk, gutta-perch.
      Saturation: 7/10
    • Taste
      Continuation of the nose, but with confident phenolic shades of haze and burnt straw.
      Sweet and sour dried fruits, peppered sweet tropical fruits, tree resins, gum, minerality, creamy caramel, lemon, quince.
      There is also a noticeable pungency of not fully formed alcohols. But there are no sweet notes of youth.
      Sweetness: 6/10
      Saturation: 7/10
    • Finish
      Knits and envelops the oral cavity with tannins, fruits and spices.
      Ultimately, it straightens out to a clean slate.

  4. Jpspecial scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Bright gold. Quick medium legs.
    Lovely soft heather peat. Fruit salad. Apples. Caramel. Some citrus notes. Arnotts orange slice. Getting some farm notes. Cut grass and tobacco Very light and fresh nose.
    Great mouth feel. Mouth coating oloroso. Nutty oloroso. Can taste some bite from the oak. Getting fruits and biscuits Chocolate digestives and the orange slice is back. Spicy pepper. Saline. A little hot on the way down. Great aftertaste. Little smoke lingers. Great drop.

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    B: 21
    85
    • Nose
      marmalade malt salt honey floral notes perfume 22
    • Taste
      fruit-woody-creamy tobacco pepper 21
    • Finish
      short.warm.spicy.cardboard.21

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 22 20 21 84

    batch of 2015, ok, maybe not as bright for me as in previous years, and the feeling of 18 years is clearly not here, but still a very good level and delicious to drink!

  8. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. JBKwb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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