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Highland Park 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.72/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB139938
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
August 2019 Release
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
European&American 1st Fill Sherry+Refill Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314309114
Added on
03 Oct 2019 5:43 pm by Ullu

Average value

€ 295.57

36 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

156 × in collection

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

  1. MGHOW did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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.

  2. djmaxliving scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft highland park peat, bourbon sweetness, floral, light, spring flowers, ash dust, lemon dip and some spice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sherbet, cream, nutmeg, floral, light honey and ginger.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Strong bitter wood, completely ruins the finish.

  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    iodine, salt, sea spray and vanilla, a little seaweed, mild smoke;
    sweet and persistent spices
    stuffy:
    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
    final:
    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.

  4. VB74 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Absolutely phenomenal whisky! In my opinion this goes head to head with the new 25 August 2019 Release at half the price.

  5. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Finn2206 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Had this after a couple independent Highland Parks at a whisky festival, it really failed to impress.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, lightly smoky (I had to search to find it), sweet wood tones, oaky. Pretty nice nose to explore.
    • Taste
      84 84
      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
      80 80
      Finish felt like a second, after that it was very thin (texture almost like water).

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. besar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  10. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

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