Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 211.75

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66 × member ratings

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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

  1. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  2. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mocha, prunes, honey, spicy, almonds, cocoa, leather, tobacco
    • Taste
      Mocha, nutty, mint, tobacco, bitter, oaky, oranges
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, oaky, pepper, bitter

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Raisin, mocha, prune, dark cherry, roasted almond, vanilla, pepper, oak, apple, orange and Moroccan spices. Perhaps a very little whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Mocha, pepper (quite a lot of it), dark cherry, prune, toffee, raisin and burnt wood.
    • Finish
      Mocha, dark cherry, pepper, prune, raisin, dark chocolate and apple.

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    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.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on black pepper with a bitter lining.


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