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Overall rating
89.32/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB119233
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1989
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
198
Strength
40.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2018 2:34 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 449.95

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1989 CA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.32 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    This Highland Park is an exellent old style Traditional Scotch that has almost nothing in common with today's engineered younger HP releases that rather go for cheap thrills instead of quality and lasting impressions. This one I will certainly remember even in years from now (given my brain sticks it out) when the Fire's are all extinguished and the Ice's are molten...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a delicious and impressive sweet profile on lots of different fruits, summer flowers, heather honey, beeswax, mineral aromas and some fine OBFs. All very balanced and certainly without any off-note, I really like to sniff such a profile!
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is layered with the fruits show up first, followed by the honeys and sugars before the spices and herbs kick in to form a counterpart to first sweet impression. Some very tasty wooden notes come late but with pride and all together form a harmonic grande finale. This is a great movie on my palate and it is very, very quaffable...
    • Finish
      90 90
      The whisky arrives warming and nicely coating in the mouth with no distracting moments.The finish is of medium length and without any flaws or distracting feelings either. The spices and some firm but very appropriate wooden notes drive it a little away from its sweet core which is perfect to avoid "high-level boredom". Water is not needed.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Highland park 29 year 40.6%

    N: Very fruity - especially pears, but also peaches, lychee, apples, and then heather honey, pineapple, Apple cider, green tea

    P: Thin, vanilla, pear juice, salt, wispy smoke, wax

    F: Green tea, dry, white wine, green grapes, soft wax, short but pleasant.

    Thoughts: It’s good, but not great once you consider age and price. The group agreed you would be hard pressed to guess Highland Park blind. Regardless, still best of the night for me, but be aware that it’s light.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      mineral, fruit, cooked glue, varnish, white pepper, creamy!
      dried flowers
    • Taste
      spices, dry flowers, a little iodine, the heat of alcohol occurs at this time
      smoke, a little seaweed with its lot of iodine, fruit on pear and apple cooked by the fireside!
    • Finish
      medium to long with the varnish, the polish and the smoke of a fire stagnating after a downpour!

  4. Jnpons scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold
    Amandine pear, apricot, well integrated alcohol.
    A feeling of freshness.
    A very noble and fruity distillate.
    A finish on the fruit paste, a hint of citrus. Despite the 40 degrees, it is still quite complex.
    A little spice, pepper.

    Comment: a very good whisky.
    I was a little afraid of 40 and a few degrees, but ultimately quite complex.
    Well old school.

  5. saothangbay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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