Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
62.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 dec 2018 5:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.61

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 2006 SMWS 4.253

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.91 points.

  1. thomas_ottzen scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Underwhelming, but not bad.

    Someone at the tasting mentioned a "tired cask" and I feel like that makes sense. A whisky that could have been really great, but is just missing something.

    I scored it at 82 without water, but after a lot of time in the glass and with a little water added it became an 84 for me.

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  3. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    ????: straw-colored, almost white!
    ????: sweet and varnish, warm, intense, very cool !!!
    ????: sweet, smooth, slightly biting, very cool !! Chocolate, varnish and chocolate !! Yummy!!!
    ????: sweet lacquer, not that short!
    Soooo cool varnish sweetness, quite smooth and consistent as a whole !!! Sooooooo YES !!!
    ????: 5/10
    ????: 88/100

  4. Canucks89 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Fragrance: sweet. Vanilla. Sugar. Hint of peat.
    Taste: chili. Sherry. Sugar. Hint of vanilla.
    Aftertaste: long. Sweet peat. Meaty. Vanilla.

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A pure and classical example of this legendary make. Immediate notes of hot coals, damp beach bonfire, heather ale, lemon scented yeast, old leather shoes and light, medicinal peat. Further aromas of aspirin, white flowers and peated melons. A little water reveals confit duck, ash rolled goats cheese, dried rosemary, moss, wet beach pebbles and diluted calpol. The mouth displays and unexpected sweetness alongside burning heather brooms, peat smoked meats, smoked grist, distant kippers, gauze, olive oil and chalk. Reduction teases out notes of raw sheep wool, engine grease, various waxes, minerals and peppery hessian character in the aftertaste.


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