Highland Park 1980

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
10 may 2008 3:39 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2352.00

30 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1980

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.91 points

  1. DimiIkon scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: July 2021
    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry and well balanced! Dried fruits, chocolate and dark honey. All in balance with an embracing smokiness, citrus and amazing floral.
    • Taste
      Large body. Mild citrus, leather and a little licorice. The smoke in harmony. A little water highlights heather, fruit and balances the citrus. Little sulfur and espresso.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and well balanced. With coffee and dark chocolate. A little spice, smoke in harmony and orange peel.

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  3. LiquidThoughts 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

  4. 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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