Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
33 years old
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
54.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Binny's Beverage Depot
Added on
10 May 2008 4:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3409.04

22 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1973

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.52 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic 'thick' Highland Park. Another samply I got from Dave at the WF in Limburg. Had this one a couple of years before and gave it then the same rating.
    • Nose
      Big sherry and lots of stewed fruit of figs and dates. Raisins. Kirsch liqueur. Blackberries and black currants. Also some black sugar. Smoke of cigar boxes and old leather of Chesterfield fauteuils at the background.
    • Taste
      Full mouthcoating with lots of sappy oak intermingled with pine and camphor. Prunes. Balsamico. Fudgy notes of butterscotch and toffee. Later on more on bitter chocolate and dark coffee. Touch of aniseed.
    • Finish
      Very long. Black pepper, nutmeg and a little clove. Cinnamon at the end.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  I had this during a charity tasting at Limburg.

    The colour of this dram is mahogany with a texture of many fast fat legs and a few tears.  The nose is most prominantly on winey aromas (not sherry, rather sweet wines) with sugary notes and hints of herbs, peat and fruits (peaches, pears).  The arrival on the palate is mouthcoating and not hot at all despite 54,4% abv.  It is just a little peppery.  The taste is bold but quite closed (hard to identify single flavours for me) and it needs significant time to open up.  With water it gets more of the winey aromas from the nose.  Later some raisins and wooden notes. The finish is somewhat between short and medium but very enjoyable.  It has a slight drying taste (metallic).  All in all a superb Highland Park that improves with a fair share of water in all dimensions...
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wonderful nose. Soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, a bit salt and fresh mint, caramel and burnt brown sugar. Fresh grated coconuts. Toasted coconuts. Roasted chestnuts. Leather. Very complex. Very fresh.
    • Taste
      Wow. Deep. Layers and layers of flavors. Sharp flavors. Salty. Sherry. Dried fruits (cherries, dates, raisins, figs). Dr. Pepper cola. Again with the toasted coconuts. Raisin rum ice cream. Very complex. Woah! Love it.
    • Finish
      Very long! Super balanced. Absolutely faultless finish.

      94 points for nose, palate, AND finish. That, my friend, is called BALANCE.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have often wondered where the good reputation of HP and why such prices are paid - apart from the very good 30s with high AVB - this malt explains me a lot
    • Nose
      94 94
      dense sweet-tart nose - you can smell the tannins already, oily syrupy sherry flavors - fresh cherries, orange, black currants, raspberry pulp, but also dried fruits such as dates and figs, cedar, fresh tree resin, heather, bay leaf, juniper bush, marzipan, roasted almond, Amaretto, fresh rose hips, slightly tender sulfur impact, oiled tropical wood, honey - very yummy and already very clear clean aromas straight from the bottle, but with a drop of water it goes much nicer
    • Taste
      92 92
      intense aroma explosion - dry - old wood flour of oiled antique wood, wax, delicate smoke - almost completely decomposed and beautifully integrated - heather, palm wax shoe cream, tart leather notes, tobacco, cherry jam, a lot of mint, espresso, dark chocolate - rather spicy, noble, aromatic as very fruity - very productive
    • Finish
      92 92
      long, balanced, lively, intense - consistent continuation of what he showed on the palate - but with an impressive endurance and liveliness

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. whiskycuse scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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  7. torstenB scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Great bottling- the best Highland Park I tasted so far.

    95 points
    • Nose
      reminds of mediterranean herbs as rosemary and thyme, maybe also sage, bonfire, tobacco, something fruity beneath
    • Taste
      powerful - tobacco, herbs and later fruits
    • Finish
      Long with tobacco and bonfire


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