Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Pride
Stated Age
18 years old
First-fill sherry seasoned Eur and Am. Oak Ca
Batch 2020
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L0238C L04 27/07
Added on
19 Dec 2020 9:32 pm by Myke

Average value

€ 127.97

8 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points

  1. tester1277 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I love the highland park. Unfortunately for me the 18 year old is behind the 12 year old.
    The reason for this is that, in my opinion, everything (aroma, taste and finish) is overall milder and flatter than the 12 year old.
    And for the price of the 18 year old I can buy three bottles of the 12 year old :)

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A friend had me taste this blind. I didn't recognize it as a Highland Park and was rather thinking "what can this be that has a PPM comparable to Springbank but doesn't feel Campbeltown"? After being told what it was I was quite shocked, as this seemed barely better than what I recall from my last time with HP12. This thing feels hollow and lacking in complexity now, especially compared to HP21 which now reminds me of how the 18 used to be a while back.

    I would not buy a bottle of this now, not even if they cut the price back by half.

  3. eselsim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    WLW 2021

    Coming back to this dram again
    More rounded, with less character than earlier bottlings

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Deeper amber to brown.

    Nose: Oaky, less smoke, caramel, vanilla, light stone fruit.

    Palate: Sweet caramel, campfire, honey, graham crackers, nice oak.

    Finish: Pepper, oak bitterness, dry, spicy, long.

    With Water: Sweeter, creamier.

    Overall: Dry, oaky, and austere. Not hugely impressive but good enough, with a great, spicy finish.

  5. Sir MaHei scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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


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