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

€ 120.64

5 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2004 DT

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Myke 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. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points 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

  3. 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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