Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry cask
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 dec 2020 11:51 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.68

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2004 DT

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Quite complex on the nose, then a bit more monotonous in taste, but still good.
    with more water, more sweetness comes out - here you have to play a little with water to find the right ratio.
    Without water it would be too strong for me personally - I already had higher percentages that were "softer".
    In short: it is really not bad, but it is also not the ultimate hammer.
    [85 - 81 = delicious -> get a second bottle if price is within the range] - with the PLV there is therefore a point deduction for me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Alcohol stings your nose right away, but then sits down again.
      Then sherry tones of plums, dates, figs with a slight sweetness, but also a slight acidity - that is well balanced.
      I also have light, ripe fruits: apple and apricot.
      Behind it, the typical HP heather smoke opens up (present and clearly perceptible, but rather light in nature) and gives it a very nice complexity.
      In addition, there are spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
      With a few drops of water: it becomes a bit more herbal and floral in the nose. The fruits are still clearly visible.
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, soft start, but it develops a decent thump right away - it can take water well.
      Creamy, viscous mouthfeel. The fruits come across mainly in the form of sweetness, it dries up quite quickly.
      A bitter note takes over the taste (type dark men's chocolate with plenty of cocoa / strong espresso); but he does not swerve into bitterness!
      Second sip: the HP heather shows up more clearly, but without changing into a smoky note. Dark chocolate, dark flavors.
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium-long finish with the fruits. The spiciness is noticeable, but then visibly disappears. The heather stays much longer and fills the mouth again.
      What remains is a rather dry mouthfeel and a tongue that is covered with (oak) tannins.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty and tasty, but not very complex. Much more balanced in the mouth than in the nose.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    A pretty atypical Highland Park, maybe a bit drowned in sherry.
    • Nose
      85 85
      It starts with a lot of caramel, mineral notes and a pinch of smoke. The caramel quickly fades into the background while it becomes more and more mineral before the effect is reversed again. After a while the mineral has almost disappeared and there are caramel and now dry fruits, whereby movement reverses that again. He does not come to rest. Warmth brings fresh fruit with a lot of acidity, which appears fermented with increasing warmth.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft but very strong in the beginning, sherry fruitiness and at the back a mixture of peat-sweetness and dates. Hardly any bitter substances. In the second sip, there is also fruit acid and a very subtle, delicate bitterness. Which disappears to the rear.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is a gentle fade, stays sweet.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Orchard fruits orange vanilla bit of leather, quite nice

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    I didn't like the butterscotch on the nose but it was gone on the palate and there came up better notes of orchard fruits and oranges
    • Nose
      83 83
      Powerful, I feel an alcoholic sting in my nose, caramel, butterscotch, hints of leather, hints for dried fruits, nuts, vanilla, jam
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, good sweetness, stewed fruits, cooked oranges, spices, peppery, ginger, honey, jam, hints of leather, caramel
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, warm, more caramel, more stewed fruits and oranges

  5. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ODOR starts nicely fruity with strawberries, sweet raspberries wrapped. Then leather, rum raisins, light heather notes. TASTE Honey, oak, leather, berries, a great peppermint note and whole milk chocolate. In the finish long, dry, sweet with nuts and chocolate.


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