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Highland Park 2006

Overall rating
87.28/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB153904
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
6824
Number of bottles
658
Strength
64.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314309640
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
30 Mar 2020 6:34 pm by MJ23
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.14

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28 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2006

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.28 points

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Another reason why I am becoming increasingly unsympathetic to one of my favorite distilleries:
    It is a 12 year old whisky that has been matured in seasoned barrels. Highland Park sells countless of these bottlings - under its own name or under the label of independent bottlers. The barrels are industry standard, not exceptional. It was bottled with an increased alcohol content (therefore still over 64%!) In order to extract the optimum from the barrels in a few years of maturation.
    The price that is called for this standard product at the age of 12 is outrageous. Because nobody can tell me that a special barrel selection is made for all the bottling for individual countries, airports, shops, bottlers, etc. Every usable barrel is simply being hawked at an inflated price because it is easy to do.
    And that's exactly what sucks about Highland Park!

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    That’s a strong and yet pleasantly tasty whisky. Not overly complex, but easy to drink. With the strength that it inevitably has to have, however, dangerously tasty.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Highland Park was definitely recognizable here, but no comparison to the old HP bottlings. Very alcohol and barrel driven. Definitely one of the better ones compared to many other HP Single Casks.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately after pouring, you can feel fruits pickled in alcohol, Armagnac cherries or something like that, generally restrained. After standing for a while, sherry is full, possibly some smoke, dark caramel. Over time, meaty notes and vegetable broth appear. Overall not very sweet, a bit of mint. Still quite reluctant. The nose is warmed up significantly more intensively, the dark caramel makes its way forward, there aren't many fruits, a hint of menthol and I'm still not sure about the smoke. Perfumed floral notes and acidity arrive late, but not unpleasant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wow, I wouldn't have expected such a boisterous start! No tickling in the nose, but the alcohol content is high, very high. Yet it does not burn. Sweet, dark honey and herbs have been intensely carried by alcohol from the beginning, the smoke now seems more likely to me, even if it really should only be a few ppm. The mouthfeel is very creamy, it goes well pure. In the second sip, a clear acidity develops in the mouth, especially towards the back, and floral notes can now also be felt here.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is long and now I am convinced of the presence of smoke, because the ashes lie on my tongue for ages. Otherwise, the finish is a smooth, even fade.

  3. funtik1975 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mega alcoholic

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    with water: yes, it needs and can tolerate water, it becomes sweeter and more balanced, but still a slight off-note

    Conclusion: somehow disappointing, looks like the normal barrel strength 12, and then 115 EUR? In addition, a slight misnote. OK, it's a bit different than the 12, more intense, also more sweet. But no, that's not how HP and I become friends.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Olosherry notes, raisins, some heather peat, but unfortunately also some sulfur, caramel, naturally strong alcohol at 64%
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherry, raisins, caramel, hardly any nuts, then the heather came through, here in the taste the alcohol is very well integrated in contrast to the nose
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, sherry and heather, some wood, caramel

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