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Highland Park 13.5-year-old

Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB130269
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Soul Cask
Bottled
14.01.2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Quarter Cask
Casknumber
700066
Number of bottles
159
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
MACALABUR Exclusive
Added on
25 Apr 2019 12:07 pm by MacJT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 13.5-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A bit weak nose, and not very interesting at the onset. It grows a lot during the chews and ends up being very enjoyable.

    Review: https://youtu.be/w590dKWJQ7c
    • Nose
      84 84
      Butter, toffee, honey, light varnish, wood chips, yellow flowers, burnt notes, burnt banana peel, dried thyme, very light smoke and even lighter sulphuric note. Brown sugar or molasses, chamomile tea. Overall quite light.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Alcohol level is decent, has a medium bite, it's warm and has some black pepper, but first off, the dominating notes are honey, beeswax, lemon zest, toffee, then come very light smoke, a bit too much bitter oak, some soapy or chemical notes. Smoke is building up, hope to see more of that. Second chew brings toasted notes, toasted waffle, roasted chestnuts, lemon oil, charred wood, smoke building up, good toffee sweetness, bitterness going down. Getting a lot better. Third chew has a lot more bite, freshly cracked black pepper scraping down my tongue, it's a lot fuller, and luckily it doesn't get super dry. More smoke, some fresh ginger, toffee, chestnuts, ripe banana, very little bit of banana skin, here it's actually quite good and showing a lot of classic HP notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Warm and peppery, ginger, toffee, smoke, vanilla, light chestnuts and bananas, very smooth and good balance.

  2. Nergal did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Official tasting notes: Beautifully smooth and well rounded, warm Oriental spices, plum jam and festive fruitcake provide a rich canvas for delicate strokes of Seville orange and sweet heathery peat smoke.

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