- 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
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
- Maltstock 2017
A lovely Highland Park with some nice sherried notes, floral and slightly smoky/briny.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
sherry, raisins, licorice, honey, heather, smoke
Licorice, smoke, sherry, peat, wood
spices, dry, ginger
Licorice, salt, peat, wood spices
- 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
- 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