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Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
111148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Orkneyinga Legacy
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314306687
Added on
19 Apr 2018 5:46 pm by SOKN
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 172.76

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90 × member ratings

620 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 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. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      blueberries, cider, malt, sole, forest fruits, coffee, apple cider, heather, dried apricots, meadow honey, fruit compote, leather
    • Taste
      sherry, sweet, smoke trail, dried apricots, flowers, meadow honey, oak, fruit tray, winter spices
    • Finish
      flowers, meadow honey, trace of salt, trace of peat, vanilla, tangerine

  4. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  5. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Akzeo scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Surprise: This special edition is MUCH better than the relatively insignificant standard HP12. I suspect that in addition to the increase from 43% to 46%, one or the other premium sherry barrel was also allowed to mix. Strong in the nose and in the beginning with a light smoke, fruity, intense sherry flavors (Oloroso?) Dominate the mouthfeel and - for a 12-year-old - good finish. A great whisky in its segment. I'm curious if the successor "Ness of Brodgar Legacy" can keep up the level.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. 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.

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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