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Highland Park 40-year-old

Overall rating 204 votes 93.82

Member rates

192 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 24
Taste 24
Finish 23
Balance 24

Tastingtags

19 Notes

Lord of Orkney
Member Junior Lord of Orkney Review note
20 Nov 2017 12:22 pm
Lord of Orkney gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.5
Nose
94
Initial taste
93
Body
95
Finish
93
Price
85
Presentation
90
Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
10 Sep 2017 8:35 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

White pepper, soft smoke, tropical fruits, vanilla - custard and black tea.

Taste

Very full with spices - cinnamon, creamy vanilla, coffee, roasted barley, smoke - lapsang tea and some orange.

Finish

Smoke, creamy and some nuts.

Comments

Tasted duriing the Magnus Eunson Tour 05/2017.

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
22 Jul 2017 7:18 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 92 points

This was part of a tasting with two other Highland Parks -- Old Oaks 1977 #7957 (93 points) and Park Avenue 1980 #7366 (92 points), two of the better single cask HP's. I find this Highland Park 40 to compare quite well to the other two, more easy drinking and benign, but also less complex and more closed. ABV is 48.3% but feels more like 43-45%. I like it a lot, but just not as much as the astounding single casks I had earlier. Probably half a point less than the #7366.

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
25 Dec 2016 7:11 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 90 points

Nose:- Closed, require breathing time and patient. An array of soft spices and white crushed peppers with matured soft wood aroma. Subtle coastal note emerge underneath. Supple and elegant.

Palate:- Light and velvet, fruit extract evolve around on a soft spice of cooked anise, cooked clove and white pepper again. Hint of distant peat smoke with rusty mineral linger.

Finish:- Liquorice clinch on the throat, minty. A touch of brandy sweetness. Warming Hacks.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
92
Price
80
Presentation
88
mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
27 Nov 2016 2:15 pm
mds51 gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Dunkle Schokolade, Leder, etwas Holz, karamellisierte Orangen, Feigen, die typische florale Highland Park-Note von älteren Highland Park's. Und eine Menge weiterer süßer Früchte. Zimt und andere winterliche Gewürze runden den Fruchtmix ab.

Das könnte ich stundenlang riechen :)

Taste

Cremig, leichte Holzaromen, Würzigkeit, Waldhonig, subtile Rauchnoten, welche aber kaum noch zu erkennen sind. Der Sherry-Einfluss ist spürbar, etwas Kirsche, Erdbeere.
Etwas Orange und Mandeln.

Perfekt abgestimmt, der Alkohol ist perfekt eingebunden.

Finish

Die Würzigkeit hält sich mehrere Minuten im Mund in Verbindung mit einer sanften Bitterkeit einer dunklen Schokolade. 

Comments
Deloti
Expert Junior Deloti Review note
18 Nov 2016 2:25 am
Deloti gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
93
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
94
captain_k
Expert Senior captain_k Review note
08 Nov 2016 7:20 pm
captain_k gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.9
Nose
94
Initial taste
95
Body
94
Finish
92
Price
84
Presentation
95
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Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
30 Oct 2016 5:14 pm
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is rich and full. Notes of pine and eucalyptus oil with hints of manuka honey. There are some fruit notes, grassy heather and mixed peels developing with gentle smoke. The palate is full and a little oily. Notes of leafy greenness and marzipan with hints of sherry. There are some thick oak notes with Seville marmalade and a little spice. The finish is long with perfumy notes and zesty bitter oak.

Ragazzo
Expert Senior Ragazzo Note
01 Nov 2015 9:00 am
Ragazzo gave this whisky 99 points

Nothing but perfection to me.

Drochaid
Connoisseur Drochaid Note
02 Apr 2014 7:24 pm
Drochaid gave this whisky 93 points

Farbe: Dunkles, sattes Bernsteingold

Aroma: Pikant und aromatisch mit einem Hintergrund von reichhaltigen und dunklen Früchten, Muskatnuss und Zimt, Zitronenschalen und dunkelster Schokolade. Die Verwendung von wiederbefüllten Fässern ermöglicht, dass der Rauch, das Markenzeichen von Highland Park sogar nach 40 Jahren im Holz bewahrt wird.

Geschmack: Fruchtig, etwas Torfrauch, Honig, Toffee und dunkle Schokolade.

Abgang: Lang und elegant, leicht rauchig mit einer Spur von Süsse.

Drochaid

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