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Overall rating
94.10/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB19733
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
John Scott's
Vintage
1967
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
40 years old
Casknumber
6687
Number of bottles
168
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 dec 2010 5:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7215.76

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1967 DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.10 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2021] Just a small sample...

    ...but an excellent one! It is nice to know it is a Highland Park but to be honest, this could be any malt from any tier-1 distillery. The sherry flavours are powerful and excellent with not the slightest off-note or imbalance but the malt is overwhelmed by these strong wine forces. Who cares if the result is that delicious? Great stuff to quaff!
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is extremely dark at brown sherry and the nose offers (out of a big spherical blender's glass) an old oloroso profile in the best tradition of these flabbergasting mid-sixties fat sherry casks. Still there are some distant whiffs of malt-induced aromas to detect but it is almost impossible to identify any of them. So this could be of the malts with a powerful backbone that can withstand even the heaviest sherry maturations (like Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, Talisker or in this case Highland Park). Great stuff to sniff, no doubt.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The taste is multi-layered with sherry flavours in the driver's seat and the wooden notes right at their side. The stays in the fond but it dares to show up from time to time which is great. No flaw or off-note to detect, this is extremely delicious (except for the malt flavours) a nicely balance sherry / wooden mix. After some chewing dark chocolatey notes pop up and the spices are getting stronger. Some water turns both nose and palate more punchy and a bigger reduction flattens the dram. I like it best when neat.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The initial mouthfeel is nice with a warming and creamy texture covering all parts of my mouth within seconds. There are some minor bitter-drying moments like so often with these heavy sherry maturations but in this context they are not distracting and rather welcome to counter the sweet winey impressions. The finish is long and adds more herbal notes and impressions of tea or tobacco leaves which turns the end more to the bitter side without getting unpleasant. The dryness stays under control, so no distracting moments here either.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Absolutely flawless sherry cask, not a monster but huge, still perfectly drinkable and enjoyable - fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Acacia honey galore, truck loads of rum soaked raisins, molasses, brown sugar, tobacco, toffee, sherry wood, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, prunes, nutmeg - excellent!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, menthol, eucalyptus, pipe tobacco, toffee, more dried fruits, sherry wood, spices, nutmeg, cloves, molasses, xmas spice - delicious!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, little more woody and spicy, not drying, more toffee, chocolate - great!

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Spices, cinnamon, cloves, dried fruits, figs, raisins, orange peel, chocolate, toffee, espresso, leather, menthol, so perfectly intense, amazing! My favorite amongst the John Scotts

  5. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This is the essence of an old HP.

    Immensely rich, vast landscapes, overwhelming sweetness (with the perfect honey and marmalades, ... ), deluxe spices and the perfectly balanced old Sherry cask. 

    Highly concentrated.

    Speechless ... !

  6. Armin Fuchs did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Highland Park is one of the three best Whiskies we (FS_b1 and me) have tasted so far (06. March 2015) - fantastic!

  7. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    one of the best so far ...
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

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