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Highland Park 2006

Overall rating
89.54/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB130467
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3030
Number of bottles
623
Strength
63.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Daner - Edition 4
Added on
28 Apr 2019 11:40 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.75

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2006

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 points

  1. HokkaidoUni did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    158 Euro May 2021 whiskyauction

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy candidate. A nice, heavy nose of tar, fruit, aniseed and herbs, which unfortunately develops too distinct bitter notes in the taste to achieve a top rating for me. Friends of extreme ex-sherry profiles should definitely take a look here ... [Edit: after another blind tasting against other sherry-accentuated barrels, slight adjustment to the top]
    • Nose
      92 92
      The heavy sweetness that rises from the glass aptly does justice to the dark caramel brown, or rather chestnut brown. Dark, sweet and tart fruit of overripe strawberries, pomegranate, orange zest and juicy raisins mix with strong tannins of polished oak, motor oil, baked dates wrapped in bacon and a cold campfire note, almost medicinal like a freshly peeled plaster. Intense herbs from rosemary to anise are concentrated in Ricola herbal sweets and nutty black beer, a little vinegar on rusty barrel rings, at most a touch of black olives and gum disturb the strong dark sherry profile and sometimes make it a bit snappy. Carefully inhaled, the fruits remain in the foreground, while inhaling vigorously, the pavement, tar, espresso beans and the vanilla of charred oak barrels slide forward.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste initially surprises lighter than expected, vanilla and herb-dominated, with anise in the foreground. The impression quickly changes into a strong bitterness of green peppers, pomelo, grapefruit and dates bring back bitter-lemony fruity notes, but the lead is taken over by almost ashy dry coffee grounds, vinegar and tar. After the aromatic nose, the bitter and somehow even sour taste does not make consistent enjoyment easy, even if the different extremes make an honest effort to complement each other and not to outdo each other. [Edit] He actually needs a certain "getting used to", but especially in blind tasting he is fascinating because of the contrasts.]
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dark chocolate, chewed espresso beans, liquorice and slightly sour ash with iodine also emphasize the finish. Rose petals, dates wrapped in salty bacon, orange peel, raisins and pomelo gradually penetrate the palate again, on which an oily nuttiness of herb malt, rust and walnut skin remains at the end.

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