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Overall rating
94.82/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1958
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
665
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Jun 2010 9:46 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 8430,00

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25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1958

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.82 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Nose: Sandalwood, cedar, Cointreau, bergamot, guava, Assam tea (isn't it Earl Gery together with bergamot?), engine oil, lime & hazelnut Chocolate.

    Palate: Pine, sandalwood, guava, orange, persimmon, mango tea, Assam tea, dried cranberries, lime, anise and vanilla beans.

    Body: Medium with wide and mighty textures, viscous and chewable. Not overly powerful though.

    Finish: Long sandalwood, vanilla, chocolate and orange.

    Impeccable late 1950s. Would cherish every drop.

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun

    Colour: deep amber – bronze.
    Nose: fantastic attack on espresso
    coffee and dried herbs, with also
    lots of leathery notes (horse saddle).
    Strong pipe tobacco (Balkan sobranie),
    walnut liquor, cigar box…
    Very, very ‘male’, whatever
    that means. Keeps on developing,
    on soy sauce and fresh fruits such
    as granny smith apples – and
    also dried oranges and pineapples.
    Whiffs of smoke. Really a stunner,
    with no weakness due to age. Mouth:
    extremely sweet and smooth, with
    a creamy mouth feel. A perfect balance,
    with a bit of icing sugar at first,
    followed by bunches of dried fruits
    (Smyrna raisins, bananas, figs)
    and toasted nuts (pecan, almonds,
    peanuts). Cake, Virginia tobacco…
    Some eucalyptus candies, mint drops…
    Notes of old claret, cinnamon and
    a bit of clove, getting spicier
    and spicier. Rose jam, Turkish delight…
    Hugely complex and fabulously balanced,
    with a rather long, smoky and dry
    finish – and also a little
    spearmint to give it a little extra-freshness.
    Exactly the kind of malt I’d
    like to sip in a club, with a great
    cigar. Too bad I never go to clubs
    and I don’t smoke cigars anymore!
    95 points.

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's Note

    Appearance: Deep orange. Aroma: Sweet tobacco. Scenty. Sandalwood. Walnuts.
    Palate: Sultanas, lemons, vanilla, butterscotch, toasted almonds. Very restrained sweetness.
    Finish: Long and soothing. Late hint of spicy, heathery smoke to provide a balancing dryness.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Vassago Clynelish did not rate this whisky Administrator

    The 1958 is presented in a wooden presentation box which also contains a unique hand-blown, hand engraved Caithness Glass Decanter depicting the stone circle at the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney, with a solid glass stopper featuring the "H" and a specially commissioned hardback book celebrating both Whisky and Orkney. All items are numbered (e.g. 1 of 665) and Jim Robertson, Highland Parks previous Distillery Manager, has personally signed each book.

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