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Highland Park 1990

Overall rating
86.52/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage for Travel Retail
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2010
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Apr 2010 6:12 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 158,12

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299 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
21
Balance
22

Tastingtags

15 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
26 May 2013 4:44 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

The nose is soft and very lightly smoky, but very herbal. Garden herbs to be precise: thym and parsley. The fruit is from the citrus family with hints of apricots and gooseberries. Even some coconut. No mint, but eucalyptus. Freshly polished leather and some candle wax. Honey and furniture polish. Quite a complex nose. While softer than that of the 1994, I prefer this one.

Taste

The attack is soft and a little spicy, shows citrus fruit up front but turns bitter quickly as if from tea that was left too long. Luckily there is enough honey to keep it creamy. Tobacco and leather, but also eucalyptus. Some apricots jam and orange marmalade. Grapefruit. Mandarin from a can. Big smokiness now. Gets back on its feet after the initial bitterness and turns out quite complex.

Finish

The finish is long and smoky on grapefruit and lemon zest.

Comments

For a minute there, it looked like this one was going belly up on the palate, but that was just a feint. Between 80 and 100 EUR, depending on where you shop.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
vredensever
Expert Senior vredensever Note
23 May 2017 1:10 pm
vredensever gave this whisky 89 points

Аромат: деликатный торф, мёд, сухое дерево, землистые тона, кисло-сладкие фрукты, курага.

Вкус сладкий с кислинкой: фрукты (нотки цитрусов), мёд, лёгкий торф, дымок, немного острых специй, чай.

Послевкусие вначале сладкое: дымок, чай, апельсиновый джем, намёк на мёд и орехи; в развитии сухое с горчинкой.

Вывод. Изрядно сбалансированный, гладкий виски. Но не хватает крепости. Нет напора и драйва.

Оценка: 89 (n23t22f21b23).

My Collection
yggr
Expert Senior yggr Note
17 Oct 2016 10:27 pm
yggr gave this whisky 83 points

Kräuter, Karamell, Honig, Buttergebäck, Milchschokolade, grüne Äpfel und Orangen, dazu der sanfte Rauch.
Sehr cremig und sanft im Antritt, der nicht sehr lange Abgang enttäuscht etwas.
Auch diesem HP hätten einige Umdrehungen mehr sehr gut getan.

win some, loose some, its all the same to me.
Maczet
Expert Senior Maczet Review note
25 Dec 2015 9:34 pm
Maczet gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
93
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
90
Das Leben birgt viele Umwege in sich. Die Kunst besteht darin, dabei die Landschaft zu bewundern.
Drochaid
Connoisseur Drochaid Note
27 Jun 2015 2:29 pm
Drochaid gave this whisky 87 points

A slight increase in the proportion of first-fill European oak Sherry casks underlines the balance between sweetness and smoke for which Highland Park is renowned by whisky enthusiasts the world over. In essence, this expression is a bridge between 18 year old (known to many as The Best Spirit in the World thanks to the Spirit Journal whisky writer F. Paul Pacult) and 21 year old (World’s Best Single Malt, World Whisky Awards 2009). The light green tones on the packaging represent Orkney’s fertile farmland.
  

Drochaid
franpincoffee
Expert Senior franpincoffee Note
24 Jun 2015 3:55 am

http://whiskycast.com/ratings/highland-park-1990-vintage-edition/

The nose has honey and orange peel notes, along with a great blend of nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. The taste is very smooth with a spicy buildup of cinnamon and cilantro that fades to reveal citrus, vanilla, and honey notes. The tangy finish reminds me of sweet and smoky barbecue sauce. Outstanding!

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
21 May 2015 4:40 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Very fresh and soft with light peat smoke and herbs. A subtle sweetness with sugar plums, honey and cotton candy make for a pleasant (albeit unspectacular) nose.

Taste

Smooth with a more noticeable peat and smoke influence. A little spicy and bitter, but still elegant. Some tobacco, leather and granola, but also a sweeter side with dates and orange jam.

Finish

Medium and smoke with a hint of rubber (sulphur) in the end.

Comments

A pleasant whisky with enough depth to stay interesting for a while.

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
12 May 2015 8:31 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Very pleasant. Honey, apricot, plum, caramel, milk chocolate and a whiff of peat. When it breathes a spicy orange-y touch of sulphur.

Taste

Milk chocolate filled with mocha praliné. Plum, caramel, honey, leather and again a bit of peat.

Finish

Caramel, milk chocolate, peat and strawberry.

Comments

Fortunately still enough body at only 40%.

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
12 Apr 2015 9:30 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Note
17 Mar 2013 11:21 pm
granella2003 gave this whisky 85 points

Fruity nose with orange peel in the foreground with some hard toffee tones that
follow. The
mouthfeel is thick and smooth, the taste is sweeter
than expected and rokeriger in the aftertaste.

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