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Highland Park 1990

Overall rating
86.45/100
votes
96
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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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1990

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • 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.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. vredensever scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma : delicate peat, honey, dry wood, earthy tones, sweet and sour fruit, dried apricots. The taste is sweet with sourness: fruits (notes of citrus), honey, light peat, smoke, a few spicy spices, tea. The aftertaste is sweet at first: smoke, tea, orange jam, a hint of honey and nuts; in development is dry with bitterness. Conclusion . A fairly balanced, smooth whisky. But there is not enough fortress. There is no pressure and drive. Rating: 89 (n23t22f21b23).

  4. yggr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Herbs, caramel, honey, biscuits, milk chocolate, green apples and oranges, plus the gentle smoke.
    Very creamy and gentle on the go, the not very long finish disappoints something.
    Also this HP would have done a few more turns very well.

  5. Maczet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
      

  7. franpincoffee did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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    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!

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Fortunately still enough body at only 40%.
    • 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.

  10. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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