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Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.55/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Pride - Travel Edition
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010314306427
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Jul 2018 11:56 am by ctu
Uncolored

Average value

€ 146,31

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104 × member ratings

276 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of peatbogger.
    HP never disappoint and I am fairly sure that if I owned a bottle, this would have grown on me and I would have probably scored it higher.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Mmmmm a nice toffee nose and this is no ordinary toffee, this high end quality toffee. Also Old Jamaica chocolate bar, the one with the rum raisins. I also get some nice fudge notes, in fact very much like the whisky fudge I got for Christmas. Old antique dark wood furniture. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste isn't as great as the nose but still very good. This tastes a lot stronger than 43%. More raisins than toffee this time.
      There is a nice mix of heather and liquorice, a strange combination but it works. I am just taking tiny little sips and the more I sip the better it gets. It's more like the flavours get stronger.
    • Finish
      85 85
      It's weakness is it's finish but I don't want that to sound bad. It's short to medium and that high class toffee on the nose has just dropped to your normal every day.

  2. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The 3% more alcohol but you can see very clearly. The is not nearly as round as the normal 18s, but has just more whistle. My taste is better without question.
    • Nose
      Oha that is very different than the normal 18s

      Some earth, also herbs, grasses and pine needles, honey, dried fruits, apple

      The relationship to the normal 18s is clearly recognizable. From the feeling, I would say that the dark viking pride sherry barrel proportion is greater
    • Taste
      Honey, sweet muesli, apple, strawberries, redcurrants, grapefruit, pepper

  3. P.K.S scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    it's a bold highland park with a lot going on, love it. first impression
    • Nose
      89 89
      frutines, sitrus,peat,smoke,oak lovely HP
    • Taste
      89 89
      bold a lot going on, brine,fruty,oak,peat smokiness, fantastik a Lots of flavers
    • Finish
      90 90
      frut, oak,lovely strong peat and some smoke. oily watery wormth month afyettaste

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Classic. Heather honey. Sweetness. Lemons. Slightly salty. Red berries. Fresh cut grass. Pine and menthol eventually
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly oily. Green profile. Herbs and citrus. Bitter. White pepper. Then more Sweet and honey. Grapes. Earl grey
    • Finish
      84 84
      Bitter spices. Medium long. Some sweetness. Liquerice. A bit sour. Camphor

  5. Hedeager scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful Highland Park, the slightly higher alcohol level is very good. Pleasant to drink but not really outstanding.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Also this Highland Park starts quite restrained and takes time in the glass. I find sweet aromas that are beautifully embedded in mineral, slightly phenolic and spicy notes that have remained from the smoke which have been removed and rebuilt over the years of Fassreifung. Later, citrus notes are added.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, voluminous and strong, a little ginger-spicy, spicy and a splash of fruit acid, then creamy, milk chocolate.
      The 46% are very good at the Highland Park.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, creamy and still a bit tingling.

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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