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Highland Park 2009

Overall rating
86.31/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB182851
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
3944
Number of bottles
577
Strength
66.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314311094
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
04 May 2021 8:50 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.99

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2009

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Again a good example of an OA Highland Park, overall not bad and also quite tasty and tasty. Unfortunately, it is also a bit simple and interchangeable. The independent bottlers do a better job and in my opinion also bring out the better HPs.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Herbs and some floral notes ensure a good start. Various wood aromas underline this floral impression. Some pine, sawdust and oak. There is also honey and some wax moments. Slightly smoky to a lesser extent. In itself, the alcohol seems to be well integrated. Even so, water probably doesn't do any harm. ;)
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful, chilli-hot, high spiciness and wood bring some tannins with them, which also makes it appear a bit bitter. He gets a contrast from the honey, which makes the malt a little sweeter. Light fruit notes of apple and pear, with a touch of exotic coconut.
      Water makes it smoother and more malty. But if something takes out the fruit, it turns more towards citrus and makes it look even more floral.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish, tannins, somewhat astringent, oak and vanilla

  2. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty and intense Sherry Highland Park, the whisky tolerates a lot of water and, contrary to expectations, is always better! Nice thing!

  3. Reed scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Undoubtedly, for 10 years, the Highland Park shows good maturation: the alcohol is well integrated, the nose has the typical Highland Park character, the aromas are intense. But where is the complexity? I would even say it's ridiculously straightforward. Certainly not a bad whisky, but I expect more from a single cask.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The typical Highland Park notes are immediately in the nose: heather, slightly foral and a lot of honey. There is also a light green note of pine and resin. Some cold ash can be seen in the background. Alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Uiii, with its 66.5% it has a lot of steam: Undiluted, intense, spicy forest honey and very sweet. First add a little water: it stays intensely sweet, then it becomes sweet and, towards the end, forest honey sweet. No seriously, I was expecting more complexity. After several sips, the light pine and resin notes are added. That's it.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. Well, the sweetness and some tannins stay on the tongue here too.

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