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Overall rating
87.49/100
votes
60
Whiskybase ID
WB1485
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1977
Bottled
1998
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314010904
Added on
24 Jan 2008 5:19 pm

Average value

€ 987.97

19 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.49 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very good Highland Park where the reduction is not too obvious.
    Lacks a bit of complexity.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Rather lively nose for a sudden reduction to 40%.
      Leather, cocoa, wood. Slightly astringent.
      Banana compote. Lemon.
      Light cigar.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily.
      The fruit is more present than on the nose but a little green.
      Apricot, apple, pineapple peel. Always that compote of bananas.
      Honey, cinnamon, cocoa powder, vanilla.
      Varnished wood.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Surprisingly long finish, on honey, granny apple, pepper and fresh mint.

  2. Glenjasper scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Very drinkable but not too impressive - actually not worth the current prices
    • Nose
      Fresh, honey, hints of citrus fruits, little bit of green fruits, whiffs of peat and leather - seems a typical HP profile - not bad
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, honey, little fruity, fine oak wood (no leather, no peat anymore)
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, hints of green apples in the end

  5. Waykid scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The taste really couldn't keep up with the really nice development of the nose. Not bad but nothing special.
    • Nose
      Apple, heather, light honeyd sweetness, thereunder savoury and bitterish, sweet malt, banana, fresh and delicious when opens up. Some flowery sounds  also.
    • Taste
      Waspish, and surprisingly smoky, dry: honey and heather. Dry peppermint and faint fruity and flowery notes.
    • Finish
      Short and quite dry.

  6. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A lovely whisky with a very cool story behind it, here`s a précis of it:

    Highland Park launched their first `77 Bicentenary in 1998 and it sold

    out immediately. The only bottles not sold were set aside for tasting

    and sampling and there were some of these stored in

    Japan. These bottles were all but forgotten about, until they were

    happened upon in 2008. They were brought back to Bonnie Scotland, where

    they were given a handsome oak box with Japanese lettering and an

    outline of the country to celebrate the whisky`s Asian hiatus.

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Full-bodied and sweet peat and oak notes accompanied by a very fruity sweetness. The finish is almost disappointingly short. Might have a few more v%.

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