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Overall rating
87.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB16973
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berry's All Malt
Vintage
1902
Strength
39.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2010 5:10 pm

Average value

€ 9999.98

6 × in wishlist

1 member rating

2 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1902 Reserve

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The abv isn’t written on the label, but this one’s been analysed by the distillery itself, and it is 39.8%. Nose: light and delicate, with lots of sea air and bandages, but almost no peat or smoke. Perhaps the peat has just vanished? Lots of leather, vanilla, grilled nuts, old walnuts… Tons of ‘secondary’ aromas. How complex! Some great passion fruit and kiwi too. Mouth: paraffin, water, dust, old turpentine, cold tea and very old sweet wine… Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, much more than just a curiosity! Medium long finish. A rating? Organoleptically: 86 points, but emotionally, certainly 99 or 100 points.The oldest malt I ever had. Champagne!

    Notes from http://www.whiskyfun.com / Serge Valentin

  2. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Highland Park Reserve 1902

    Rarest Scotch whisky, more than a century old, bottled by Berry Bros.
    An incredible early bottling of one of the aristocrats of single malts. By
    virtue both of the their age and their quality, these are arguably the
    most important bottles of Highland Park in existence. In the period
    1900 – 1940, Berry Bros were the greatest wine merchant in the world,
    supplying not only the British Royal Family, but all the crowned heads
    of Europe, and most heads of state as well. Winston Churchill was a
    longstanding customer. Because of their success and their clientele,
    they had the absolute pick of the barrels when it came to their own
    label bottlings like this, only the very finest casks were selected, and
    the whiskies and cognacs bottled under their name in this era are
    regarded as of absolutely incomparable quality. Identical bottles from
    this same source were tested using radiocarbon dating techniques at
    Oxford University, and were confirmed as dating from the era 1897-
    1925 (as precise as this test can be). Copies of all the relevant
    documentation will be provided to purchasers of these bottles.

    Note from: http://www.finestandrarest.com/whisky.html

  3. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Thechnically this isn`t a SMW. It`s underproof: 39.8% is was bottled around 1952

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