Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
whisky.de (w.de)
Stated Age
11 years old
Sherryfässer, First Fill Bourbonfässer
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2020 10:57 pm by TeleDram

Average value

€ 39.90

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Cattle 11-year-old w.de

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I'm surprised.
    A really successful blended malt that can convince on every level for this price.
    Please do not be unsettled by the 70s rating, because someone had to stand out from the crowd again.

  2. MKrauser scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    An unexpectedly drinkable blend by Ben and Horst Lüning. Very pleasant. A sweet sherry bomb on the nose but a Christmas potpurri on the tongue. Not too complex but a very good every day sip with a pleasant but not overwhelming complexity. A drop for the advanced but not to sink over a glass for an evening.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark sherry tones, forest honey, marzipan and mixed nuts. Sweet and heavy tones, Christmas spices. Great color and oiliness with nice legs on the glass wall.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy but not as expected or promised by the look in the glass. Cloves, Christmas spices, oak. The sweetness stays behind the nose and turns into a spicy, dry sweetness. Slight citrus note or orange sweetness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long, spicy oak notes that I associate with cloves. Not bitter, a little astringent.

  3. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. aw-home scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry fruits with cinnamon, oranges, baking spices, caramel and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sherry fruits with caramel, oranges, baking spices and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length with sherry and citrus fruits, caramel, baking spices and oak aromas.

  5. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Well done, but not completely appealing to me. The vanilla aromas in the nose are too dominant for me. The finish is the highlight for me.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Lots of vanilla, honey, plum and sherry (raisins, some chocolate). Very cute.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fruity, plum, cinnamon, vanilla, nuts, raisins, some oak, plus dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, warming and tingling. A little pepper and oak seasoning. That fits.

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, strawberries, wild berry jam, cherry chewing gum, some cinnamon, nuts, some wood, orange, some lemon,
    • Taste
      Strawberries, dark chocolate, cherry gum, orange, lemon, nuts, very little pepper

  7. TheTrooper scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Well done! Price performance still okay.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Dried plums, nut chocolate, oranges, a touch of spice
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet with a medium body, light oiliness.
      Oranges, dried fruits and milk chocolate again
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length with a little spice and chocolate

  8. WhiskySax scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The official tasting note is consistent. 15-20 minutes of ventilation in the glass are good for the whiskey.

  10. TeleDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Official Tasting Notes:
    Aroma: Intense sherry tones. In the background, fruity citrus notes and a hint of spices.
    Taste: At first sweet and oily. Notes of oranges and spices follow.
    Finish: Medium-long and intensely spicy with a hint of dark chocolate.
    Barrel type: Sherry barrels, first fill bourbon barrels

    The whiskey matured mainly in oak barrels in which sherry was previously stored. A small portion of first fill ex-bourbon barrels rounds off the taste. The result is a complex and strongly sherry-tinged whiskey with a dark, fruity and complex character.


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