Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.52/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB132772
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Pride
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0261A L04
Barcode
5010314005108
Added on
05 jun 2019 10:22 am by Norbs

Average value

€ 125.06

4 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.52 points.

  1. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this in a blind tasting.
    It's good, but not my taste. A little too thin and bitter.
    • Nose
      Slight sherry influence. Dusty wood, syrup. Apricot, plum. Sweet yellow fruit.
    • Taste
      Apricot jam, spicy (cocoa, mint). Bitter mandarin. Nuts. Dry.
    • Finish
      Mint, bitter

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  3. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Like any whisky from the Orkney distillery, it is built around five pillars of production: slow-burning peat, manual malting milling, storage in a burnt sherry cask, maturation in a cool island climate and a slow harmonization process. "
    I found such a note in my notebook. Where did I get it from? I do not remember. Once upon a time (much earlier, before I acquired it), I probably had to read and write down a characteristic mention of it.
    This whisky is complete for me. It has everything it should have. There is a smell, a great taste, a long finish and all of it quite expressive with a delicate halo of smoke, making an amazing impression.
    A bit of water improves the aromas, the taste remains unchanged, while the finish is more blunt with more sweetness, but there is also a sip of young oak. A big plus!
    The expensive whisky doesn't always have to be good. In the case of Highland Park 18 YO, this theory fails completely at the very beginning of this statement. I recommend! ????
    • Nose
      delicate, fruity, cherries, cigarette smoke, slightly dusty
    • Taste
      quite sweet, cherry, honey, chocolates with sherry liquor, smoky peat coating
    • Finish
      long with a hint of salted butter, toffee, very slightly biting at the end

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2020-07-20
    • Nose
      85 85
      Raisins, marzipan, dark fruits, sour notes (light fruits), gentle sherry
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweetness, oak spice, chocolate, tingly soft, delicate smokiness
    • Finish
      85 85
      pleasant dark chocolate finish

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Tobacco, coffee, chocolate, plum, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnut, wax, lemon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, honey, tobacco, coffee, hazelnut and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Medium length, warming, spicy (nutmeg, pepper), hazelnut, barley, coffee and lemon zest.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Less refined than the version from a few years ago (ID 46257), less sherry casks involved.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Apple, soft malt, soft peat, vanilla and citrus. In the style of NAS expressions like the Svein, not really what you'd expect from an 18-year-old.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Some more signs of maturity. Tobacco, peat, malt, vanilla, citrus and apple.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Malt, vanilla, citrus and cocoa.

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting - Coronalympics
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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