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Overall rating
89.36/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB171194
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Cadenhead's Whisky Shop Milan
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
396
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2020 2:21 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 591.59

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39 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1992 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] This is from the "Cadenhead's Recent Highlights Tasting Pack" and an old Highland Park bottling should be an highlight, what else?

    Oops, this is "else"... It matured in a quite exhausted cask so this dram was not able to develop the flabbergasting profile most old Highland Park malts own, because of the limited support by the wood. This thesis is supported by the almost completely absence of any sherry-induced aromas and flavours which is very unusual for a 28-years long maturation in a butt. Maybe this is why they stated a butt only, and not a "sherry butt".

    [June, 2021] I re-tasted this dram tonight and fully confirm my old score and review. Nothing else to say.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a rather shy profile first just as if the cask was quite exhausted. But after some oxidation the aromas develop nicely and offer a distillate-driven profile with firm but not dominating wooden notes. Still this nose is not very impressive, it is the typical profile of a leached cask - I am sure now. Even the powerful Highland Park distillate can not compensate a weak cask (I had this with the equally bold Ben Nevis malt before, too). Hey Cadenhead, why did you not finish this dram as you did with so many other casks before? Still this nose is not bad, but it is not great either - sorry, folks.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is better with some nice layers to discover but compared to other old Highland Park releases this is of a somewhat limited complexity. Still this is great compared to most other drams but given the price point I expect a little more, to be honest. It offers the trademark HP heather honey and (Island) peaty flavours in an appropriate wooden setting without any flaws or off-notes and in good balance - but it tastes much younger than it actually is (in a blind setting I would have guessed a max. 15 years old).
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coats all parts of my mouth with a nice creamy texture without distracting moments. The finish is medium to long and adds more spicy wooden impressions and a tasty caramel note. Water does not really release a lot of additional aromas in the nose but this was expected from an exhausted cask maturation (if nothing is in there - nothing can be released). The taste turns smoother but again there are no new impressions upon reduction even after a bigger splash. I like to explore this dram neat and enjoy to drink it both neat and somewhat reduced.

  2. rabbitnose scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Yes. Feels young.
    Water does help here

    Have hp characters.. but price is just to stiff for its quality.
    • Nose
      Faint, alcholol is in presence.. (for 28yrs…???)

      Fruits, little bit of sweetness and citrus.

      Weak aroma for its age. Bit of saltyness at the end
    • Taste
      Sweet creamy hp seaside smokey
      Big Heather honey at the end

      Bring honey spiciness with touch of oak

      Oak becomes stronger at end
    • Finish
      Long sweet smokey finish. Oka presence along with nice touch of spiciness which balances out bitterness.

      Nice finish and taste wish nose was better

  3. rabbitnose scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Yes. Feels young.
    Water does help here

    Have hp characters.. but price is just to stiff for its quality.
    • Nose
      Faint, alcholol is in presence.. (for 28yrs…???)

      Fruits, little bit of sweetness and citrus.

      Weak aroma for its age. Bit of saltyness at the end
    • Taste
      Sweet creamy hp seaside smokey
      Big Heather honey at the end

      Bring honey spiciness with touch of oak

      Oak becomes stronger at end
    • Finish
      Long sweet smokey finish. Oka presence along with nice touch of spiciness which balances out bitterness.

      Nice finish and taste wish nose was better

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead tasting notes:
    • Nose
      Ripe bananas, flint, praline.
    • Taste
      Salted chocolate, bacon strips, white grapes.
    • Finish
      Soft smoke grows, smoked kippers, golden syrup.

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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