Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A punch and a pout, honey and heft
Stated Age
20 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 aug 2021 9:09 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 182.29

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park 2000 SMWS 4.277

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.78 points.

  1. josephcurwen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Surprisingly earthy - coal tar, sea rocks, salt, smoke, potting soil, used coffee grounds... married to a soft honey and assorted berries. Occasional vanilla notes. With a constant "old wood" baseline that remains well into the finish. With water, it becomes a bit more savory and nutty and leathery. Drinks older than 20 years, for sure. Would have guessed 30+. Very smooth and pleasant dram, full of soft earthy complexity. One of the better HP single casks I've tried.

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  3. g2ther scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Highlander65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It has a light and earthy peat, not very smoky, with some notes of disinfectant. It goes very well with fish. It doesn't look like a twenty. Discreet. Perfect alcohol management

  5. Bingale scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

  6. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: The nose began with garden sheds, honey on telephone poles and balsamic; then it showed its seductive side with ice-cream sundaes, strawberry Mivvi and cranachan – but soon the wind changed again bringing driftwood bonfires and coffee beans in hessian sacks. Tasting it, we found subtle smoke, salted caramel, prune yoghurt, treacle, muscovado and nicotine tar. The reduced nose favoured rock-pools, ships’ timbers and lemon squeezed over fish suppers, caramelised almonds, nut brittle and vanilla. The palate became sweet, salty and citric – clamato juice, treacle tart, tapenade on brown bread, cinnamon toast and pork cooked in bay leaves and whisky sauce. At 17 years of age, we combined selected casks from this distillery. We then returned that single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.


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