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Overall rating
88.07/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB170750
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
2004
Bottled
05.08.2020
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
14601302
Number of bottles
318
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 20/076
Barcode
5020613079397
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
25 nov 2020 4:02 pm by Whisky-Raritäten
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 164.70

35 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2004 GM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.07 points

  1. Macallan1968 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Highland Park from GM, but with this malt it is important that you take your time! Let my tip stand 10-15 minutes before tasting.

    A well-balanced combination of sherry and smoke, as we know and love HP, without a note of sulfur! If you see the rising prices in January 2021, then this HP is almost cheap for its age :-)

    Slàinte

  2. zurbaran scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Not really bad and not that overpriced for a 16 HP SC from the FF sherry barrel. However, the HP character can only be recognized with a lot of goodwill. A very dirty sherry barrel with a slight sulfur note. The sherry comes across as sweet and very caramel, but covers everything else. In particular, the fine, spicy smoke note in the finish, which is characteristic of HP, almost completely disappears under the dirt. The alcohol is also not optimally integrated. All of this is not really bad and some will like it, but it is more reminiscent of a dirty Springbank or Benromach than an HP.

    Edit: That's amazing: A few weeks after opening the whisky has visibly changed for the better: The sulfur note has almost completely disappeared and the delicate smoke is now clearly visible. The sherry also looks much cleaner this way. I have to revise my rating upwards.

  3. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Hmmm, delicious, strong flavors,
    and despite the high alcohol content
    great round taste experience.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense, flowery, herbaceous honey nose with dark compote fruits, almost soft and round after a while
    • Taste
      89 89
      Alcohol barely noticeable at first, full and creamy in the mouth, then a note of peat, and mint-menthol pastilles.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The sherry-sulfur monster clearly reaches towards the rear until the dark yellow fruits in the peat fire smoke can be discovered again.

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Really nice marriage of heavy sherry and HP character, but the butt (ha) has left a mouldy / sour / scruffy aftertaste that lowers what would otherwise have been a stellar score dramtically.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      79 79
      Tainted by a sour cask.

  6. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts off unexpectedly dirty with fermented fruits, damp tobacco, a trace of polish and smoke.

    The tobacco-fruit composition unfolds very full and intense in the mouth. The alcohol is perfectly integrated.

    In the finish there is an aromatic oak note and minimal ash.
    Length: 5/10

    Overall great, mature HP, which was still not completely killed by the sherry.

    Note 1-

  8. mds51 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  11. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  12. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, light leathery and furniture polish
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dark fruits, light sulfurous note, peppery, light heather
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sulfur, heather and light leatheriness remain

  14. matt.schwarz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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