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Overall rating
83.80/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB15901
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
11 May 2010 2:23 am
Uncolored

Average value

€ 50.01

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.80 points

  1. Burch scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Notes from 12/29/14:

    Nose: More of a woodsy, brambly smoke. Not quite rubbery but leaning in that direction.
    Palate: Peat is a bit softer. Honey, smoking wood, there's a funkiness and some seaside character. Briny. A good minerality. It's like an old dark forest by the sea.
    Finish: Rotting tree stump. Unique.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Auriverdes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. KDD scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    accessible whisky, has everything
    • Nose
      84 84
      slightly sweet, little smoke, citrus and sherry
    • Taste
      83 83
      quite soft, peat, more smoke, citrus, caramel
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, peat and light smoke, a little drop and tar

  4. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  5. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    17-03-2018
    • Nose
      76 76
      fresh fruits, citrus, a hint of smoke, floral
    • Taste
      78 78
      hint of smoke, fruits, little bit of pepper
    • Finish
      75 75
      medium finish with fruits and smoke

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite a secretive mole, minimal in its manifestations, which requires a slow tasting. For the first time it seemed terribly primitive and uninteresting, but later it was possible to uncover a good young whisky with its own character and a certain zest for it, which, given the small price, makes it attractive enough in the classroom "talking for every day."
    • Nose
      Field flowers, citrus notes, fermented berries, rosin, acetone, creamy toffee, mineral tones, dried fruits, light earthy / peaty tones in the background.
    • Taste
      Wood, sweetness, a little pepper, creamy notes, fondant.
    • Finish
      Cakes of lemon and grapefruit on a background of light sweetness and fading pepper.

  7. uap304 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very nice, something in it for everyone.  If you don't like this, you probably just don't like scotch.  A true daily drinker, and possibly better than the 18-year old.
    • Nose
      Oatmeal, apples, more vague fruits.
    • Taste
      Dull, blunt.  Citrus and heather honey.  Slight peat, some cask wood.  Creamy, chocolatey.  Intriguing.  With water, more apples.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, long, malty.

  8. Gentleman77 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Bartimeaus scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. PeterCr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose and taste are consistent and have good dynamics. Sherry casks are recognizable is the dried fruit notes. Really good dram for a 12yo in my view.

    85-87
    • Nose
      Medium impact on the nose. Dried fruits, citrus, spices (pepper, nutmeg), light smoke. Nice appealing nose.
    • Taste
      Medium to light bodied. Sweet (dried fruits, caramel) smooth attack, building up heat with spices (pepper). Not overly complex but nice flavours and balance.
    • Finish
      Some heat (spices) followed by nice smoky liquorice, tar notes. Medium long finish.

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