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Highland Park 2003

Overall rating
88.93/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB129629
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2003
Bottled
25.10.2018
Calculated age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
4462
Number of bottles
600
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
SWEDEN LTD EDITION 2018: 2
Bottle code
LO545A L21 25/10/18
Barcode
5010314308537
Added on
13 Apr 2019 10:52 am by Lazzo98
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2003

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.93 points

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park 15 yo 2003/2018 (59.9%, OB for Sweden ‘Ltd Edition 2018: 2’, cask #4462, 1st fill American oak sherry puncheon, 600 bottles)

    Colour: deep gold. Nose: back to the American oak again with all this golden syrup mixed with coconut milk, vanilla sponge cake with spices, gorse flowers, heather honey and lemon infused olive oil. I have to say, I think I find these American oak HPs a little easier and more accessible, but that’s probably because they hit their stride at a younger age compared to the European oak examples. With water: brighter, fruitier and rather juicy with these notes of fruit salad syrups and bubblegum. Also some cloves and brown bread. A few medical touches too. Mouth: herbal teas, lemon curd, dried thyme, limoncello in mineral water, rose syrup, hessian, mint tea and some gentle tobacco leaf notes. With water: jasmine tea, rosewater, lime syrup, herbal cocktail bitters, coal dust and hessian. Some dunnage earthiness and black pepper. Finish: long, full of brown breads, toasted seeds, peanut brittle, salty honey, heather flowers and a little vanilla cream. Comments: Someone at Edrington was choosing very good wood in the early 2000s it seems. These casks are all quite active and punchy but they are super clean and work well with the distillate. The Americans are definitely easier to get along with than the Europeans in this case, which is arguably the only situation in which you could ever write that sentence (love to my American pals ;)

    SGP: 651 - 89 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  2. Swallow83 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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