- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- August 2019 Release
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- European&American 1st Fill Sherry+Refill Cask
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Oct 2019 5:43 pm by Ullu
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 21-year-old
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.72 points
- I am doubtful of these high reviews. Highland Park's quality has been slipping for years and years. I doubt this overpriced 21 year old has any quality until I see proper tasting notes.
- 21 Years old whisky can be either, stunning or underwhelming and in this case, it's a latter of the two.
I don't detect much sherry influence at all here, which they seem to mention on the box but it's definitely lacking? Luckily I don't factor in the price, otherwise, the score would be even worse.
Soft highland park peat, bourbon sweetness, floral, light, spring flowers, ash dust, lemon dip and some spice.
Sherbet, cream, nutmeg, floral, light honey and ginger.
Strong bitter wood, completely ruins the finish.
iodine, salt, sea spray and vanilla, a little seaweed, mild smoke;
sweet and persistent spices
vanilla sweetness, woody, on freshly soaked dry wood, a little shavings
varnish at this time which gives relief and smoothness
candied fruits, on the sweet pear, a little grapes, a little pineapple syrup, custard, a pastry side that lasts
long, creamy, iodized, mild spices,
cooked vanilla, woodiness, varnish, fine smoke,
a very good old school dram that could have had a few more degrees to be even better.
- Absolutely phenomenal whisky! In my opinion this goes head to head with the new 25 August 2019 Release at half the price.
- Had this after a couple independent Highland Parks at a whisky festival, it really failed to impress.
Fruity, lightly smoky (I had to search to find it), sweet wood tones, oaky. Pretty nice nose to explore.
Here it started to let down for me. It was like a light version of the nose where the sweet wood became bitter and a little bit dry.
Finish felt like a second, after that it was very thin (texture almost like water).
- The Highland Park 21 Years was relaunched in 2020 and bottled at 46.0%. The single malt was stored in different casks over a period of 21 years. Including first fill sherry casks, ex-bourbon casks and refill hogsheads.