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Highland Park 16-year-old - Twisted Tattoo

Overall rating
85.83/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Rioja Seasoned Wine Casks & 1st Fill Bourbon
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314307837
Added on
25 Mar 2019 3:51 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 92.32

40 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 16-year-old - Twisted Tattoo

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. Blackvalfaris scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A very pleasant Highland Park with a surprising taste profile. It is reminiscent of the Highland Park 30 years, but can not keep up with the complexity and taste due to the age.

    A very tasty whisky that deserves the title "good".
    • Nose
      85 85
      You pour the TT into the Nosing-glass and the Boubon barrels are immediately to smell. With the nose on the glass you can notice heather, a fine peat note and a heavy berry scent. Black currants, orange peel and wine, with the bourbon notes always subliminally resonate. The alcohol is well dosed.
    • Taste
      86 86
      On the tongue creamy, soft, peat, from one second to the next incredibly complex and within 10 - 20 seconds everything is gone.
      On the second sip, the bourbon barrel comes with a strong hint of vanilla, the tingle on the tongue and then the weight of the wine.
    • Finish
      85 85
      At the first sip hardly a departure to notice.
      The second sip is different, long and a lot of wood with a delicate, dry bitterness.

  2. Kridler scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      The nose is a bit weak at first. Light, light fruits (more citrus) and a fresh biscuit note, alcohol stands out ... For a 16-year-old whisky very harmless in the nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, the HP convinces after a slightly longer dry spell but very. Great berry notes with vanilla ice cream and cream, that was the first moment. Great alcohol content, which does not occur too much but everything was great. The wine barrel has done its job.
    • Finish
      86 86
      great dry oak cargo, the berries are preserved long, medium-long finish

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dram, with some fruity and grassy elements and the winecask does it's job.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light fruity and grassy, hay. Orangezest, and some winecask influence is present. Not much alcohol in the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Now a slight hint of peat, some peppers, oranges, honey and some grassy notes, hay.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still some pepper remaining, wine influence, some orange and honey again. Middle long. Then it's getting a bit drying and some bitterness comes in.

  4. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    17-03-2019
    • Nose
      77 77
      fruits
    • Taste
      80 80
      fruits
    • Finish
      78 78
      fruits, hint of smoke

  5. chichibufan scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    After some weak Highland Park this is finally a very pleasant and characteristic whisky, well balanced. Lots of red fruits paired with oaky flavours, creamy mouth feel, not sharp and a nice fresh texture in the aftertaste. Not a bold heavy Xmas sitting in front of fire whisky, this lighter and suits to the spring perfectly, so I think it was well planned from Highland Park to release this now.

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