Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
60.0 % Vol.
350 ml
Bottled for
Maxxium Netherlands
Added on
11 Oct 2009 6:01 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 246.48

16 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. Dominique69 scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Sylvia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Maltstock 2017

    A lovely Highland Park with some nice sherried notes, floral and slightly smoky/briny.

  4. sopie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Highland Park 12 yo 1995/2007 (60%, OB for Maxxium Holland, Cask #1550, 35cl)  Colour: amber. Nose: obviously a sherry cask but what’s striking is that we remain very close to the ultra-clean 2000. That means we have the same mineral, citrusy and rieslingesque notes, only with an added layer of leather, chocolate and tobacco. And that works! Maybe also more of the trademark heather honey. Some coal smoke too. With water: superb! Swims like a champ, with many more complex notes, old tea, tobacco, spices, soy sauce, cedar wood… all very fine. Mouth (neat): big, fat and rich but balanced by the pepper and the ginger. A lot of Seville oranges and ginger, honeydew, crystallised oranges, a little nutmeg… I like these biggish HPs! With water: here you go, water made it pleasantly drier and a little bitterer, but it also added spices and more grassy elements. Chlorophyll? Green walnuts as well. Finish: long, grassy, curiously tequila-ish (in a good way). Comments: when the sherry’s first class young whiskies can taste older, and that’s what’s happened here in my opinion. Hard to beat at just 12 years of age. SGP:653 - 89 points.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Note by Highland Park;

    From the most ancient of places in Scotland, the

    Orkney Islands. Highland Park is sought after by the

    world's greatest whisky connoisseurs. Highland Park is

    considered one of the top five single malts in the world.

    This extraordinary bottling is one of select casks

    identified by the Master Distiller and Brand

    Ambassador as worthy of being singled out. Like its

    brother and sisters, they are so rare that they

    immediately become the property of connoisseurs and

    collectors around the world and are very hard to find.

    Enjoy one and order another for your collection!

    Tasting Notes;

    Colour: Full golden, clean and bright.

    Nose: Shellac, cloudy honey, ginger

    and spicy smokiness.

    Palate: Initially sweet developing spicy

    cinnamon with lasting toasted oaky woodiness.

    Finish: Medium sweet, lingering smokiness.

  8. cuhp scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sherry, raisins, licorice, honey, heather, smoke 
    • Taste
      Licorice, smoke, sherry, peat, wood
      spices, dry, ginger 
    • Finish
      Licorice, salt, peat, wood spices 

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: fruity, lemon and honey
    T: vanilla, fruity - peach, fish-briny and wood
    F: spicy - nutmeg and fruity - raspberries
    compared with HP12 #974
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
    tasted with Aby

  10. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose: a lot of fruit, lighter than the 974, after a while tobacco / licorice taste: raisins, slightly bitter, red fruit, spicy overall: this version is even better than the 974, more fruit and more balance
    tasted opposite 974-cask 12y old, with Elixer + JJ
    available as sample on: whiskysample.nl


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