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Highland Park 1998

Overall rating
88.37/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB150615
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Oak Butt
Casknumber
2865
Number of bottles
606
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery only having once completed the 'Eunson' tour
Added on
06 Mar 2020 3:28 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1998

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.37 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, smoke, tobacco, caramel, blueberry and vanilla. The tobacco note increases over time.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, smoke, tobacco, toffee, ash and cherry
      .
    • Finish
      Toffee, smoke, tobacco and blueberry.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Fabian scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Stunning! One of the best whiskies I ever had.
    Bought it when I was at the distillery in June 2017.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  4. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Highland Park 18 yo (56.4%, OB, Distillery Exclusive, American oak butt, cask #2865, 606 bottles, 2016): 89 Punkte

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun.com:

    Highland Park 18 yo (56.4%, OB, Distillery Exclusive, American oak butt, cask #2865, 606 bottles, 2016) Four stars and a half Colour: gold. Nose: perfect creamy vanilla and honey, with some fresh orange juice on top of that and a few bits of fresh mint. That’s a perfect combination, not utterly complex, but the balance is flabbergasting. Indeed, vanilla, honey, oranges, mint. I repeat… With water: rather things from a forest, moss, fern, pine needles, humus, mushrooms… All that complements vanilla, honey, oranges and mint to perfection. Mouth (neat): indeed, this is perfect, although it would just be a combination of four elements, namely vanilla, honey, oranges, mint. Exactly the same as on the nose when neat, plus a few oak spices, cinnamon, cloves, star anise… With water: same with just touches of green oak, which translates into green tea. So, green tannins. Finish: rather long and grassier, although the three musketeers are still kicking around. Those would be vanilla, honey, oranges and mint. A touch of wood smoke in the aftertaste. Comments: extremely good but you had or will have to fly to Orkney to get this sexy baby. SGP:652 - 89 points.

    I made the flight to Inverness and drive to Orkney :)

    Too bad the bottle is empty now.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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