Highland Park 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
62.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Arlanda Airport
Added on
20 May 2019 10:42 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123.07

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2005

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.13 points

  1. mds51 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Was curiously sold in the duty-free chain "Velta shop" on the German-Czech border.

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Geiler fabric, both water and time are doing well, super balanced between character and barrel, you can do for a Hunni
    • Nose
      91 91
      Undiluted and freshly poured:
      Juicy oranges, honey sweet, very noticeable 62% alcohol, maritime notes underneath, very slightly mineral, lovely oak notes, raisins and Christmas cookies, no bitterness, no touch moves too much in the foreground, everything intimately interwoven

      Diluted to about 50%:
      the stinging of the alcohol can easily be thinned away, the oranges become slightly sourish, beautifully sherry-rich and musty wood paired with maritime mineral notes

      Undiluted with time:
      He is always ashier, without being smoky, now comes slowly through the floral character of HP, red dried fruit in a wood fire with coastal wind through the window, then at some point a super hot fennel honey note
    • Taste
      90 90
      Diluted to about 50%:
      Nice onset, sweet oak spice, some pepper, directly heat in the mouth, no dryness

      Undiluted with time:
      Creamier than diluted - unusual - but may be due to the second sip, then more belligerent than diluted, more sherry, more heat and spiciness, easy dryness
    • Finish
      88 88
      slight bitterness, intense red fruits and oak, long and warm

  3. Blackvalfaris scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      With the first smell you notice the oily, fruity character and immediately you feel back reminded of the Stillhouse of Highland Park.
      Dark fruits, subliminal smoke, typical heather notes. A balanced bouquet of alcohol, wood and a variety of flavors.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The 62.4 vol.% Are not hiding. On the tongue, the HP is creamy and oily and neat onset. When the alcohol wears off everything comes at once. A basket of dark fruits, raisins, coffee, caramel and ginger. This is joined by a very fine touch peat smoke. Wow.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is long, slightly metallic, incredibly sweet, the creaminess stays on the tongue for a long time. A light tobacco note is to taste. Oranges, apples and licorice.


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