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Highland Park 2005

Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB127703
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3600
Number of bottles
600
Strength
62.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Texas Edition
Bottle code
LO142A L21 2V03
Barcode
812066022762
Added on
16 Mar 2019 8:13 pm by Jevan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2005

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Wow, this was excellent. I love these “woodsy” drams – mushrooms, cedar, decaying wood/leaves, moss, and mulch… One of my favourite flavour profiles. I feel like for those notes to be super-intense without the whisky being too savoury. This whisky just knocks it out of the (Highland) park in that respect (sorry). Those sweeter notes and that smoke and chorizo… this is a winner. If you come across this whisky, be generous with the water. Thanks for not phoning it in on this one, Highland Park!

    Nose: A bit hot. Spicy horseradish root, which if you haven’t tried it is delicious. Mild oloroso sherry. Fresh-baked apple pie, along with fresh flowers. Maple candy.
    I didn’t spend too much time with it neat, and added a couple pipette-squirts of water. It’s still quite hot. Cooked apples and chocolate orange. Some Black Forest cake now, as well as an herbal spearminty element. Earthy, slightly mushroomy.
    Wow, more rest and it freshens right up: now it’s honey- and flower-forward and much sweeter. Slightly grassy, with drifting smoke. Spices too: cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

    Palate: Silky texture, and prickly but not searing. Arrives quickly with caramel and aromatic peat smoke. Loads of dark chocolate. Oily and aromatic woody notes as well. A good bit of cola on the back end.
    The water steps things up here. Very dense. Lots of punky wood and mushrooms.
    Okay, after tripling the amount of water in here it’s really started to come together. The heat is gone, replaced by caramel, cedar, moss, cherries, plums, and gentle smoke. Some amber maple syrup as well.

    Finish: Woodsy and spiced. Mushrooms, decaying leaves, dark chocolate, nutmeg, Dr. Pepper, rosehips, clove, Spanish chorizo, toasted cedar, apple pie, cherry, and spearmint.

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aside from the brine and ever so slight peat char flavor I would have no clue this is HP. The sherry casks are amazing, strawberry’s and light spice make for a tasty pour!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Red wine gum, floral, vanilla and taffy, strawberry campino
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strawberry purée, brine, char light peat, slight camphor
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruity, slight rubber, salty

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