Highland Park 1974

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Ambassador Cask 3
Stated Age
33 years old
Number of bottles
44.8 % Vol.
350 ml
Added on
22 Dec 2009 1:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325.00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1974

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.84 points

  1. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 390 € at Whiskyauction in Oct.2016

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Park 33 yo 1974/2007 (44.8%, OB, Ambassador’s
    Cask #3, cask #9035, 35cl)

    Colour: gold. Nose: starts both smoky
    and floral (dandelions), with also
    quite some old leather. Maybe a bit
    austere but it gets then much fruitier.
    Quite some peat as well, green tobacco
    (do you know Indonesian cigars?),
    shoe polish... Very interesting in
    any case. Gets more and more complex,
    step by step. Fresh mint, camphor,
    cough medicine, cloves... Beautfiful
    and ‘complete’. Mouth:
    much fruitier now, with a lot of tangerine
    and pineapple, candied oranges, very
    ripe bananas (or dried – not
    the ‘Irish’ kind), getting
    then zestier. Lemon marmalade, even
    passion fruits, hints of melon and
    peach... Balance: perfect. The whole
    is highly drinkable, which may be
    he problem here, with 35cl bottles...
    Finish: not too bold nor long but
    smooth and very, very more-ish. Comments:
    fruitier than usual, isn’t it
    strange that ambassadors choose casks
    that aren’t too typical of the
    distillery? But we won’t complain
    here, this one offers a lot of pleasure.
    – 92 points.


  3. wheatfield scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Pours honey gold. Nose starts with butter and pie crust, then explodes into a full "fruit cup" -- tinned pineapples and ripe mangoes mostly. Then cinnamon crumb cake, perhaps other liqueur-infused cakes. Mouth is lots of tropical fruits (mango especially) on the front and back palate. A pleasant Indian chutney. Some sharper peat on the finish which gives it the impression of being spicy, and interacts nicely with all the fruit. Fruit is tropical but stays in the realms of pies/pastries, with all these sweet doughy notes. Body is medium. Bright and refined. A lack of complexity and a bit of the "boring" pie-crust Highland Park quality keeps this from being above 90.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. alex83 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    This one reminds me of the OB 30, but I think this one has more character. I assume it is from a refill sherry cask based on the colour and the tropical fruits. Out of all the ambassadors cask, this one is my favourite, but then again, I am a fruitbomb enthusiast! Too bad I didn't buy it at the time. 
    • Nose
      Starts with gentle smoke mixed with some mint, and also something that reminds me of flowers which I find typical for Highland Park. Heather as well. After a few minutes it develops into a wonderful tropical fruit bowl; passion fruit, mango, peaches, pineapple. A refined and quite complex nose, I could smell this for hours!
    • Taste
      The fruits continue to speak loudly, with passion fruit, bananas and peaches leading the way. It is smooth, almost velvety, but there are still traces of gentle smoke and some spices which prevents it from being completely dominated by the fruit. Wonderful.
    • Finish
      Smooth and fruity again. Not the longest one, but it is truly magnificent. 

  5. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Having received a very positive reaction to its previous â€


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