- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Oak Cask
- 58.9 % Vol.
- 350 ml
- Bottled for
- Maxxium Netherlands
- Added on
- 11 Oct 2009 6:04 pm
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66 × member ratings
139 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points
Mocha, prunes, honey, spicy, almonds, cocoa, leather, tobacco
Mocha, nutty, mint, tobacco, bitter, oaky, oranges
Medium long, spicy, oaky, pepper, bitter
Raisin, mocha, prune, dark cherry, roasted almond, vanilla, pepper, oak, apple, orange and Moroccan spices. Perhaps a very little whiff of sulphur.
Mocha, pepper (quite a lot of it), dark cherry, prune, toffee, raisin and burnt wood.
Mocha, dark cherry, pepper, prune, raisin, dark chocolate and apple.
- It's hefty whisky with a lot of tannins, tobacco, leaves, leather, black tea and some other fermented materials but I like it a lot. After a while it is getitng a bit more 'balanced', some raisins and other more friendly sherry cask notes appear.
- N: raisins, sherry blast with syrup and creamy
T: spicy, some cranberries and cinnamon
F: vanilla, wood and sweet PX-sherry notes
compared with HP12 #1550
sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
tasted with Aby
- Surely, this is good HP, but absolutely no swimmer. So do not add water and take careful sips. Around 60 EUR for this half bottle, but hard to find these days.
The prickly nose first offers cocoa powder (the unsweetened, bitter variety) and honey. Quite some nuts. I am reminded of hazelnuts and almonds. New leather, pipe tobacco, waxy like furniture polish. The sweetness turns into something meaty, like gravy. Adding water is not a good idea. I then get putty and gyproc, before the sweet fruit struggles back to the surface.
Undiluted, this is a sturdy bloke, on prune jam, dark honey and quite some spices like thyme, mint and heather. A light bitterness from the oak. Good balance. Diluted, it reminds me more of an orange licqueur, but from a bottle that has been open too long.
The finish is long on black pepper with a bitter lining.