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Overall rating
92.69/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Bottlers (TB)
Vintage
02.1972
Bottled
02.1996
Stated Age
24 years old
Casknumber
1637
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2010 7:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 605,00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1972 TB

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.69 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Old IB Highland Park tonight and see how they compare against an OB 

    Tried a couple of 1959 OB dumpy last night so these IB will interesting. 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/19734/highland-park-1967-dt 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/24396/highland-park-1968-dt 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/14986/highland-park-1972-tb 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41200/highland-park-1974-sv 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/83747/highland-park-1990-sv 

    Then 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/669/highland-park-30-year-old 

    and possibly one other older OB. 

    scores are between 89.29 for the 1990 and 93.95 for the 1967 DT, I mention the scores because my scores were lower for the 2 vattings of 1959 I had last night compared to the WB average. 

    The 67 DT is excellent with great nose and balance but lighter than older OB in the sherry department, I will try this one to compare as they were distilled within a year of each other. 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/1706/highland-park-40-year-old 

    Whoa, although the 40 year OB has the classical sherried profile of aged HP I preferred the DT, even though the points are the same. 

    Result:- 

    1 - 1972 The Bottlers 

    2 - 1967 John Scotts 

    3 = HP 40 OB 

    3 = HP 30 OB 

    4 - 1974 Signatory 

    5 - 1990 SV 

    6 - 1968 DT 

    The 1972 Bottlers was the clear winner here followed by 67 John Scotts DT, both are very well balanced. Equal 3rd was the OB 40 year and 30 year from 2005 and while the 40 year is more complex I think I preferred the 30 year on enjoyment regardless of the scores. If you consider current auction prices then it is a no contest as the 30 year is much better value for money. 

    The 74 SV in reality was almost as good and when you consider it was only 16 years when bottled, to get such a good score shows its quality. The 1990 SV surprised me with a very respectable score and bringing up the rear was the 68 DT which was fine but like a whisky not firing on all cylinders and was lacking in all departments compared to the others. 

    If you see some HP by The Bottlers, do a bottle share, sublime stuff. 

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    I have had lots of HP over the years, nothing beats this.

    Superb, almost 96 points.

    The Bottlers are an unsung IB in my view, their cask selection at times has been top notch, this is a great example.

    Expensive these days at auction but for quality forget the over priced fancy packaged offerings about and get this one.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding HP.
    • Nose
      This is similar to the 1967 DT John Scott's so we are off to a good start, like the 67 it is coastal but this one reminds me of early 70's Clynelish.

      Peat and honey mixing together with lemon freshly sawn wood and hints of orange.
    • Taste
      Wow, lovely everything is in harmony (sorry that is a bit gushing I know). peat, fruit and sherry are all tightly combined but it is so refined you would never know it is 55%.

      There are a few Turkish delight notes but it is the orange notes that are growing by the second and now the peat is also, very faint hint of lemon and something slightly meaty.
    • Finish
      Long, warming with the peat growing until the end, lovely orangy profile this one.

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