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Overall rating
91.76/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB15976
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
37 years old
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
10075812
Barcode
5010314088606
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
14 May 2010 10:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1134.81

58 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

115 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1973

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.76 points

  1. DocF scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber

    A dream of old HP, not only tastes outside, but also really wilderness, with peat smoke that matches the vintage. Deep but less wide range of flavors than in the 25yo OB, which I think was almost too intellectual for HP. 94 points.
    • Nose
      Candle soot, resin, extinguished fire, cold ash, polished oak. Then sweeter, anise, pine needles, turpentine, cooling. Oregano, water mint, clear mountain stream water, wet pebbles. Yeast dough and orange peel. Rotting forest floor, rotting branches and wet scrub. With water: quince jelly, propolis.
    • Taste
      Ancient, cool, dusty and resinous, moldy, earthy peat smoke, cold ash, tree sap, polished wood, shoe polish plus leather, overripe blackberries. With water: more moldy earth, then clearly mineral, wet earth and wet grass on stony ground. Candle soot, propolis and linden honey, quince jelly, lavender.
    • Finish
      Soot, resin and wet pebbles, crushed stone and slush after the rain, wet leaves, rotting wood. Long, some old coffee.

  2. IronChic scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Mapl scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Spices, hint of peat, toffee, cooked fruits, very nice

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smells of caramel & vanilla with light spice from the barrel & a little heather smoke. Harmonious & balanced.
    • Taste
      Medium body. He is mild for his ABV. Spices such as clove & cinnamon meet the typical HP notes of sweetness, citrus and peat smoke. Very elegant & well coordinated.
    • Finish
      Mild finish with heather honey, cinnamon, vanilla & clove.

  7. Imp scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A chic aristocratic nose (honey, sweetness, sandalwood), a dense taste (citrus, mint, oak), a piercing finish, leaving salted oranges with hints of Orkney peat in grassy bitterness. Major League. Score = 24 23 24 24, 95/100.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nice maturing with a big oak, but nicely balanced with the peat, spices and sweetness, especially with some drops of water.
    • Nose
      Sherry, peat, lacquered wood, honey, forest fruits, citruses, salted minerals, malt and banana.
    • Taste
      Powerful and oily. Spicy oak. Creamy peat. Caramel, honey and cocoa. Dried fruits and salt.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, smoky.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water:

     A few drops makes it more restrained on the nose and it smells sweeter

    The palate is smoother now and on sweet smoke , it has opened up nicely , the peat is still long and there is a lingering peaty finish,I like it.
    • Nose
      Luscious sherry mixed with burning wood embers, hints of peat and blackberry, dark treacle and a little chocolate and honeycomb
    • Taste
      Mouth filling and much more peaty than the nose suggested, caramel, chocolate, biscuit and then some dark meat notes with the peat growing all the time.
    • Finish
      Long, with some oak coming through on the finish.

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