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Highland Park 2004

Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB129885
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
6116
Number of bottles
559
Strength
62.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314308803
Bottled for
Belgian Vikings
Added on
16 Apr 2019 8:07 am by whiskyhuis
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.69

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29 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2004

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not bad ! If there was a "waxy" side, it could be mistaken for a clynelish. Lots of pollen from dried flowers and bee cure. Nice mouthfeel despite a too generous handful of spices ...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dramidaris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Odinson scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park 14 yo 2004/2018 (62.4%, OB for Belgian Vikings, cask #6116, refill sherry puncheon, 559 bottles)

    Colour: deep gold. Nose: some rather harsh and rough alcohol to begin, you have to dig a little to get to rye breads, dry earth, roasted nuts and things like cornflour and tree bark. Rather a dry and tough one. With water: performs the necessary ‘loosening’ so now there’s a more generous and easy breadiness. Also notes of sunflower seeds, hummus and pollen. Pretty good actually.

    Mouth: the arrival in the mouth is much nicer than the nose suggests, much more gloopy, sweet and syrupy with these lovely notes of golden syrup, sultanas, fruit loaf and mead. Some wood spices, soft tannin and matcha. You could also include cloves and a little gingerbread. With water: a little drier again now with a sense of dried wildflowers, pollens, canvass and various herbal teas and things like bergamot and a light sootiness. I find it actually rather complex.

    Finish: good length, quite earthy, rich, bready and getting a little more smokiness and gentle peat. Comments: This one really grew on me, I’d say you can pretty much dispense with the neat nose and quickly reach for the pipette. Which raises the question, why do Edrington insist on bottling these beasts at natural strength? Time and again in these sessions the impression I get is that they don’t really start singing until reduced by even a few degrees. Anyway, it’s this very kind of attitude that is probably why I’m not ‘employed’ in the whisky industry.

    SGP: 462 - 87 points.

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  7. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    25-10-2020
    • Nose
      71 71
      vanilla, oak, citric fruits
    • Taste
      73 73
      vanilla, oak, citric fruits, peat
    • Finish
      72 72
      vanilla, oak, citric fruits, peat, pepper

  8. The Macallan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Lack of balance between the alcohol and flavor.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Fabian scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another great SC CS of HP!
    Fruity, little spicy, little smoke, raisin, citric!

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