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Highland Park 2008

Overall rating
88.26/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB132199
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
140
Number of bottles
618
Strength
65.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany
Added on
25 May 2019 4:32 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.47

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2008

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points

  1. Martin_NL did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    alcohol dominates in nose and palate, also with water, much spiciness and wood, some sweetness with honey, a little bit boring.

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    - really tasty for 10 years,
    - Mixture of a lot of spice & fruity sherry aromas
    - still not for beginners, definitely material for
    Advanced!
    - this whisky has to be adjusted well with water
    • Nose
      Strong and powerful at first, alcohol clearly noticeable, but after a while it becomes surprisingly pleasant for the 65%, very fruity, intense grape, raisins, sweet sherry
    • Taste
      without water: very bulky and voluminous, almost brutally strong BUT it does not appear unpleasant in any way, clearly the high% is clearly noticeable but no uncomfortable burning, a lot of spice and sweet sherry

      mW: significantly more harmonious (better) start, pleasant combination of spice and sherry, slightly smoky, still very strong, raisins, sweet grapes, figs, dates
    • Finish
      long intense fruity and warm finish;
      long spicy and fruity aftertaste, stays in the mouth for a very long time

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A young, wild, frantic Highland Park!
    He definitely needs water. The barrel is not too dominant
    diluted, the HP character comes through nicely!
    Without a doubt - also for € 95.00 - a great, very good whisky!
    • Nose
      without water: a lot of alcohol, sweet fruits;
      with water: honey, fruity (raspberry, orange), sherry, fine smoke;
    • Taste
      with water: strong, fruity, voluminous, honey, jam, oranges, sherry, chocolate, pleasant spice, fine smoke; recognizable young;
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity, some wood;

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Powerful single cask highland park that can handle water. Then he opens up and shows delicious aromas of red berries and a nice spiciness. Overall, he lacks a bit of complexity. He can not hide the "only" 10 years of maturity. Overall delicious but the price is not quite right for the price.
    • Nose
      84 84
      without water, the alcohol dominates; with water: fruity sweet; red berry fruits (raspberries, strawberries); oranges; Chocolate; subtle oak; cooling alcohol; Smoke is not noticeable
    • Taste
      86 86
      powerful; fruity-sweet (berries, orange); Spiciness emerges; Dark chocolate; very soft smoke in the background
    • Finish
      82 82
      short to medium length; slightly malty; Oak; Dark chocolate; falls off a bit

  10. The_Rock scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pur: Here dominates the alcohol. With a good shot of water: Now he opens up clearly. Something cotton candy, a little coffee and a subtle smell of smoked pours into the nose. All very easy.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Pur: It's admittedly too intense for me. Again, the alcohol kills everything to taste, except a wood note. With a good shot of water: Amazing how this malt turns on. At the beginning ripe sweet raspberries come to the fore, which are then replaced by wood, chocolate and a subtle smoke. Of course, when he's ten years old, he's not terribly complex, but this taste of dark chocolate with dried raspberries during a BBQ is just great.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is short to medium, also pure. With a good dash of water: The wood notes remain lying on the tongue (did not think that American Oak is capable of) and the aftertaste of really good dark chocolate with a little pepper left a satisfied feeling.

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