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Overall rating
90.85/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB1931
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
7363
Number of bottles
540
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 May 2008 3:39 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2513.02

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57 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1980

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.85 points

  1. sphinx scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Phew, already a nice sherry bob, but neither is there much of HP left, could now be a Garioch or Bunna for me and sulfur sensitive should make a small bow. ;)
    • Nose
      Phew, kills an almost crass Sherrynoten, but also the negative, definitely also matches, a shoe factory in which you are directly with the polishers, then come also great, overripe, but still slightly sour fruits like cherries, cranberries, fresh Raisins, unripe plums, beautiful, homemade chocolate sauce with raspberries, old leather, old books, hint of mushy banana, cardamom, camphor, coconut, fennel, nutmeg, ginger and dark malt
    • Taste
      Banana Split, Black Forest cake, mega power, burned Formula 1 tires, fireworks, coconut, camphor, nutmeg, lots of black pepper, blueberries, fennel, rosemary, cinnamon, polished leather, yellowed books, mushrooms, brown tobacco, tannins, dark malt
    • Finish
      Nutmeg, match, leather, autumn leaves, malt, black bread, tobacco, dry-powerful, long to very long, but also bitter

  3. Pxrider did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    By Whiskyfun.com

    Highland Park 25 yo 1980/2005 (55.5%, OB for Germany, cask #7363) Colour: lighter mahogany. Nose: yes! Textbook sherried HP goodness, complex and balanced, full of dried fruits and tarry smoke – and no traces of sulphur at all. Add honey, chocolate, rather cognac instead of armagnac, ripe peaches, pipe tobacco, old rancio, walnut wine, camphor, myrtle (a touch)… How lovely! With water: some earth and whiffs of brand new car. Plastic? More and more cigars after a few seconds, a cartload of Cubans. Mouth (neat): it’s a little rougher, a tad spritzig and rather medicinal, with a little antiseptic. And then, we experience the sherried cavalcade, but that would rather be jams this time, small berries, strawberries… Blackberry jam, anyone? Not quite a round and ample one, but I’m sure water will help. With water: all on teas now, it kept changing. Maybe a little cardboard too, but other than that, it’s almost pure black tea. Finish: long, with finer notes of oranges. Earl grey? Comments: this baby’s not that easy to follow. Quality’s very, very high, as expected, but I wouldn’t say it’s totally ‘evident’. I had hoped we’d jump over the 90-mark. SGP:562 - 89 Points.

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