Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Orkneyinga Legacy
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2018 5:46 pm by SOKN

Average value

€ 174,08

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I was pretty surprised to find out that this stuff is actually pretty good. I'm strongly drawn towards the assumption that they not only bottled it a little stronger (which is very helpful!) but also assembled that batch from a much superiour choice of casks than the standard 12yo normally would have been.

    It's very clean but not boring at all, in fact I got more attracted to it by each sip. Also the finish is surprisingly long. This is something that I could imagine having in the bar at all times.

    As to the taste: Lots of vanilla, honey, hints of peatsmoke and I think I even found a little heather in it...

  2. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A little better than the standard 12er. Nice nose, in the mouth unfortunately not completely convincing, because too 'thin' and a bit too rough.

    A few drops of water make it rounder, unfortunately it loses noticeable on anyway not very pronounced volume.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First, I encounter a heather honey. Toffee, dried apricot, apricot jam, orange, some tobacco and leather are added. A touch of gum in the background. Cloves and cinnamon.
      Nice and balanced nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts silky and round; noticeably smoky, apricot chutney, sherry, slightly nutty and dried fruit, heather honey. Then comes neat white pepper. Pretty concentrated but little body / volume.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke, heather honey, white pepper, a few dried fruits. Ash. Medium-long and warm.

  3. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    easy drinking, but very enjoyable HP. Nice to see the ABV and the age statement on this one.

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. bluetiger99 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This one is much nicer than the standard 12yr botteling. I had a couple of Highland Parks but this is one of the best from the latest bottelings.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    A quite maritime HP - very drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense, honey, green and yellow fruits, hints of fresh rubber, whiffs of leather and smoke, sea breeze, notes of oak wood - typical HP and pretty OK
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very creamy and sirupy, little punchy, subtle sweetness, seaweed, smoked fish, oak wood, pepper, a bit of leather couch
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm, more punchy, more citrusy, a bit leafy too

  8. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    "A special edition, released to support the refurbishment of The Orkneyinga Saga Centre in Orphir, ORKNEYINGA LEGACY is our classic 12 Year Old VIKING HONOUR, bottled at its marrying strength of 46% ABV to intensify flavours of sweet heather honey, rich fruitcake, warm winter spices, orange zest and aromatic peat smoke. [...]Natural Colour: Glowing gold

    Tasting Notes: Sweet floral honey; rich fruitcake; warm winter spices; orange zest; aromatic, smoky peat." (HP)


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