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Highland Park 2003

Overall rating
89.31/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry European Oak
Casknumber
6162
Number of bottles
250
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Wu Dram Clan
Added on
21 Aug 2019 10:38 pm by Mitswhisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.50

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2003

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.31 points

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Again a very good choosen SC by the guys from the Wu Dram Clan...well done guys. The color let expect a lot and i wasn’t disappointed after trying these Sherry-Bomb. Good to see how different it is to to many 12/13yo SC from HP. Good balanced.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Shared cask: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/134993/highland-park-2003
    • Nose
      An initial hit of struck matches that isn't extremely dominant, but it doesn't really subside either. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, molasses and forest fruits as well. A whiff of cocoa butter and vanilla pods too. Super intense and dense.
    • Taste
      Creamy and pretty polished, which hasn't always been my experience with Highland Park at this strength and age. The sulphur makes an encore, but there's also shortbread, blackberries, burnt caramel and a barely detectable whisper of smoke. A touch of pepper as well.
    • Finish
      Lingering pepper and somewhat drying. A touch of espresso. Long.

  3. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ruben found some words for this dark beauty: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/highland-park/highland-park-2003-6162-wu-dram-clan/

  4. GlasMost scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Thijs100 nailed it. The sulfur note is not pleasing everybody. I do not mind it generally, but not in my HP. Besides that it is a really good SC, if you like it dirty. Just compared it to a 13y old SC no. 5875 2004/2018 for Luxembourg 65,4%. Clean SC HP. Somehow like Angel and Devil. Both great in their way.

  5. daverdaz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A nice, dirty sherry board that reminds me of the Speyside Hero from the Whisky Chamber with its notes of burnt toad and Nutella or Hanuta :-)

  6. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An intensely strong sherry HP with a great nose but basic body. At least all is balanced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, chocolate, orange zest, burnt paper, pepper, bitter honey.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy and sweet, rough on the edges, slightly oily and very very dry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium, spicy pepper and numbing sensation.

  7. PX-Michl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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