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Overall rating
85.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A bothy on the burnt moor
Vintage
17.01.2005
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
4.243
Number of bottles
249
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Jun 2018 12:00 pm by theograph
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2005 SMWS 4.243

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/smws-35th-anniversary-charlies-choice/

    Let’s hope we get somewhere tonight, because frustrations are building.

    N: It’s the first fruity one of the night, and the first decent and balanced nose. It comes with a touch of rubber, a touch of smoke, hot dusty electrical components, clean barley, coal dust, sweet sponge and only a little volatile heat. Water allows the coal/soot & smoke to build around the toffee-d barley.
    T: Starting with prominent peated barley, it’s one that takes well to water, which is needed. It soon develops into metallic & sooty oily barley juice, though we still never get away from the cask resinousness.
    F: Continues with a bold straight forward form, finishing vanilla/green and slightly sour>sweet.
    C: A refreshingly firm peated HP expression, Laphroaig-esque in part - though one that soon becomes a little tedious.

    Scores a B-

  2. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: The nose has complex layers – maple syrup sweetness to start, shifting into dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins) – then smoke from heather moor-burn, which drifts eventually over the harbour. The palate has beautifully sweet smoke, suggesting maple candies and gingerbread with a hint of clove – lip-smacking and eminently drinkable at full strength. The reduced nose evokes brandy snaps dipped in dark chocolate being passed around in a bothy with a wood-burning stove. The palate also sweetens – dark chocolate with ginger pieces, violet creams and pan-toasted tea-leaves – it’s not often that smoky drams are smooth, but this one is – smooth, urbane and balanced.

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