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Overall rating
92.36/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
30th Anniversary
Vintage
16.06.1988
Bottled
18.07.2018
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
755
Number of bottles
220
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944099481
Added on
06 Oct 2018 10:57 am by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1553.46

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1988 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.36 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous

    In 2018 Signatory Vintage celebrated their 30th anniversary and bottled some exquisite single casks – presented in a fantastic chest with glasses and certificate – of which I was able to try quite a few. One of those was this wonderful Highland Park 1988, that slept for 30 years on a cask before going into the bottle at 49.7%. Bottle? No, sir, it’s a decanter. Those decanters look great, but pouring from them is something else. It is a true pleasure to try it once again.

    Yes, hello! Fantastic spirit-driven nose on orchard fruit, citrus, honey, green herbs and heather. A soft sea breeze and surprisingly mild hint of oak give it depth. Pure class!

    The wonderful nose continues on the palate. Waxy and elegant with oak, tropical fruit and a wonderful but very soft note of peat. Rocks in the surf. High waves. Camphor and liquorice, pinch of salt and more citrus. And lots of class.

    The finish is mighty on salted citrus peel, green herbs and pebbles on the beach. Even the hint of cardboard does not dampen my exaltedness.

    Gorgeous! What you call a no frills Highland Park, but of the highest order. It was available for 525 EUR upon release, but the 220 bottles were gone in the blink of an eye. Today, you pay double or triple that price. Ouch! One of the best HPs I’ve ever tried.

  2. prz22 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, complex, great HP!!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet vanilla, spices, some salt, ice cream, Grass, honey, great!!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Superb complexity, sweetness balanced with typical HP spices!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, spicy, elegant, less sweet. Quite silent yet very long lasting!

  3. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Have enjoyed the following whiskys during a small drink with family and friends:

    - Highland Park 1988 SV
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/118506/highland-park-1988-sv

    High Park 30
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/43729/highland-park-30-year-old

    Highland Park 1991 SV
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/118517/highland-park-1991-sv

    Here stands the HP 1991 clearly out.

    Good HP, no question.
    In direct comparison, I found him the weakest.
    A few years fewer would have done him good.
    Have another sample and I'll taste it again the days.

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