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Highland Park 50-year-old

Overall rating
95.09/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB18250
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sterling silver frame - exclusively from Harrods
Vintage
1960
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
Five Refill Oak Casks
Number of bottles
275
Strength
44.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Sep 2010 10:13 am
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 39697.38

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44 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 50-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.09 points

  1. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    There is not a single tasting note on here yet 44 people have scored it?

    9 of those scores are 100, surely someone could give us a tasting note if it was that good , I wonder why no person has written anything about this?

  2. Captain Teague did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun notes:

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: why am I not Steve Jobs or the Sultan of Brunei? As expected, this is quite stunning, rather drier and more mentholated and resinous than other very old HPs that I could already try. When I write ‘resinous’, I mean ‘good pine resin’, not what one can find in some fairly extreme young woodbombs. In short, no varnishy resin if you see what I mean. What’s quite striking is that it’s all rather medicinal at very first nosing, and rather closer to some old Islayers. Quite some camphor. As for the way it unfolds after that, it’s all rather epic I must say. At times wonderfully fruity (passion fruits and mango compote), sometimes waxy and ‘polished’ (furniture polish, sandalwood, humidor, tobacco), then we’re back on mint and camphor, then kumquats, then a magnificent spiciness (a precious mix), then roasted nuts (cashews, coffee beans)… It’s just endless. The complexity is amazing yet it’s all very coherent and sort of compact, as it does not go into several directions at the same time. As I sometimes say, it’s a movie-whisky, not a picture-whisky. Mouth: sure it shows its age a bit more than on the nose and sure it’s a tad too ‘concentrated’ (a little bitter oak, strong tea, strong liquorice) but I wouldn’t say that’s a problem, you just have to remember this is a 50yo whisky and respect it. Many spices, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, then bitter almonds, bitters, walnuts, orange zests… It’s also a tad artichoky at times (liqueur)… The background is fruitier, on more oranges and kumquats (crystallised). Finish: long, liquoricy and more herbal. Comments: right. The nose is absolutely fabulous in my opinion, while the palate is very, very nice but I think it’s maybe a tad woody and spicy. What’s sure is that it’s really high-end malt whisky and that no wealthy British resident will be disappointed. Remember, you can’t export it, at least if you buy it from Harrods’ ;-). SGP:372 – 91 points (95 nose, 87 palate).

  3. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Clear and bright with burnished mahogany hues.

    Nose: Complex
    and multi-layered; dusty wood and old tobacco pouch at first. Slowly
    the emphasis moves to fruit and spices; cooked damsons, raisins and
    nutmeg are all prevalent.

    Palate: At full strength, it is rich and
    spicy with excellent tannins and notes of muscovado sugar to the fore
    with a hint of wax. When reduced, orange peel, camphor and cloves
    emerge.

    Finish: Long and very spicy, slightly smoky remnants.

  4. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Another stunning packaging job for this limited

    release of fifty-year-old Highland Park 1960, featuring a sterling

    silver abstract `cage` around the bottle by Scottish artist Maeve

    Gillies and a natural-look wooden box. The official tasting notes

    suggest a sherry influence on this, with tobacco, raisins and cooked

    fruit."
    TWE

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