Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Dumpy bottle, screen printed label
Bottled for
Ferraretto Import Milano
Added on
08 Jun 2010 1:11 pm

Average value

€ 515.50

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83 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.51 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  2. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Old style HP but I like HP to be more punchy
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dusty, lots of coffee, toffee, old wood, resinous notes, brown sugar, milk chocolate, spices, old books, whiffs of smoke and leather - really not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very oily, creamy, honey, good sweetness, cooked fruits, oranges, some heather and spices, more old books
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, spicy

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Floral vanilla honey reminds me a bit of cognac but lacks a bit of punch and character, easy to drink though

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- A well preserved old bottling that still retaining much of the original strength. Floral malt with pleasing creamy sherry, oily vanilla honey. Full and rounded baked green herbs, cigar matches. Layers with vanilla, peppers and more floral. Creaminess with green tinges in great harmony.

    P- Honey with intriguing and superb buttery sour creamy fruits at the back palate. Deliciously blended, solid with little weak spot to picked at.

    F- Medium, pleasing soft floral, a gentle nectar with plenty of muscle. Creamy oak coating for an echoing finished.

  6. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Deep gold color, more peaty nose than the current HP, more marked honey, heather, melted, caramel, dried fruit, old wood, humus, tobacco, very classy. Palate with a nice thick texture, melted by the weather, on the aromas of the nose, but a little soft at 43%, with a rather short finish. A whisky not necessarily better than the current traffic jams at the level of the general balance, but the different aromatic, much more noble, less standardized.

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, an explosion of diffuse and strong flavors at the same time! then smoke, old wood!, vegetables (broccoli) and mushrooms steamed, a little camphorated, fruits in jam, (multi fruit compote, sweet, caramelized, one that cooks gently on a wood stove) !
    short, intense nose!
    • Nose
      no resemblance with the 12 years of now !!
      here, fine but present peat, wood, caramel, salted butter, spices, fruits especially in very pleasant compote.
    • Finish
      a delight!

  8. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This expression is more woody and peaty and more tart than the others

    ('Single Malt Scotch Whisky' and 'The Single Malt Scotch Whisky'). 

    The nose offers not so much first … - after a while it opens up from mineral and window glass flavors to wood spices, Cognac and burnt coffee beans etc.

    Taste is very nice and the finish is great.

    Strong and wild character.

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First impressions after opening the bottle -

    I'm sure this Fine Spirit will develop very well the next weeks and months.

    It was a great pleasure for FineSpirits_butler1 and me!

    Feb. 2016.
    • Nose
      Old wooden gate, honey, tart citrus peal, tart currant juice (later also some other red fruits), peat mixes by, rocky coast, Engl. Marmalade, wet wood planks at the harbor, great spices from the wood, Demerara sweetness becomes more, the wood is old and aromatic and connects very well to the other flavors, wood smoke appears from time to time, some sausages and meaty flavors, gherkins, camphor, vinegar - leather - roast - marinade, then scouring powder … - later also some pure leather ...
    • Taste
      Peat (as an spicy addition), wood smoke, lemon (and peal) - the citrus components are very prominent here and from the 'old' kind, some pepper in the jams and the honey, spiciness, a little salt, some sausage (with peal!), Demerara, cocoa powder, raw cucumber - also some other vegetables, wood paint, scouring powder, mackerel, fruit pickles (in alcohol), some maltiness, camphor, Bergamot, a bit minty, leather, 'warm and a kind of golden' (FS_b1) ...
    • Finish
      Honey, jam sweetness, peat, wood, old lemon, citrus peal, pepper, Bergamot, tart - light bitter (pleasant!), legumes, heather, walnut shell, fruit brandies, leather, some cocoa powder, aftertaste of honey and cherry jams …

      later also salt and peppermint, forest impressions


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