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Overall rating
93.87/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
John Scott's
Vintage
1967
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
6282
Number of bottles
190
Strength
50.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Dec 2010 5:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3311.65

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35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1967 DT

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.87 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic HP, absolutely round and well balanced by the age, this mixture of bitterness and bright fruits with Tropikhauch, just the right touch of salt and herbs is great!
    • Nose
      Very strong aroma, a lot of honey, brown sugar, but also typical HP sweetish heather grass, dried apricots, peach jellies, glazed pear, marshmallow, cotton candy, honey melon, a very fine hint of salt in the background, nice toffee, later clear marzipan, pistachios, vanilla Cinnamon, ginger, some camphor too
    • Taste
      Wow, even here until very sweet, everywhere honey and toffee, extremely brown sugar, then comes a nice Bitternote by Heidegräser, beautiful oak barrel and tobacco, then come the fruits with the glazed pear, apricot jellies and peaches, lychees and honeydew melon, marzipan, pistachios , Cinnamon, vanilla, camphor, cardamom, ginger, marshmallows, star fruit, white pepper, salt is really only noticeable far back and is only a little clearer at the end (but remains only legion)
    • Finish
      Sweet-bitter continue with the sugar, honey, melon, marzipan and tannins, heather and fruit peel, moist hay and cinnamon, long

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The aroma slightly spoils the picture, but otherwise it is a very attractive, juicy and very lively whisky, especially for his age, very complex and diverse, well revealed with time.
    • Nose
      The open, dry, first nose is mineral spiny, almost ash-and-peat, but this sensation disappears quickly, boiled vegetables, raisins, oiled steel tools, lemon peel, frying oil, candy notes, carpentry workshop, solvent, mass of derivatives, but there is no feeling of a single picture, integrity, I will not say that it is bad in general, rather, it discourages.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, there is already much better - juicy, sweet, woody dominant, lemon peel, creamy notes, ginger, tobacco, nuts, leather goods, pepper wave, flower-honey tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, candied lemon, ginger, "sunny", delicate oak, some flowers and honey with bitterness, mineral-metallic notes.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Old IB Highland Park tonight and see how they compare against an OB 

    Tried a couple of 1959 OB dumpy last night so these IB will interesting. 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/19734/highland-park-1967-dt 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/24396/highland-park-1968-dt 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/14986/highland-park-1972-tb 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41200/highland-park-1974-sv 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/83747/highland-park-1990-sv 

    Then 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/669/highland-park-30-year-old 

    and possibly one other older OB. 

    scores are between 89.29 for the 1990 and 93.95 for the 1967 DT, I mention the scores because my scores were lower for the 2 vattings of 1959 I had last night compared to the WB average. 

    The 67 DT is excellent with great nose and balance but lighter than older OB in the sherry department, I will try this one to compare as they were distilled within a year of each other. 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/1706/highland-park-40-year-old 

    Whoa, although the 40 year OB has the classical sherried profile of aged HP I preferred the DT, even though the points are the same. 

    Result:- 

    1 - 1972 The Bottlers 

    2 - 1967 John Scotts 

    3 = HP 40 OB 

    3 = HP 30 OB 

    4 - 1974 Signatory 

    5 - 1990 SV 

    6 - 1968 DT 

    The 1972 Bottlers was the clear winner here followed by 67 John Scotts DT, both are very well balanced. Equal 3rd was the OB 40 year and 30 year from 2005 and while the 40 year is more complex I think I preferred the 30 year on enjoyment regardless of the scores. If you consider current auction prices then it is a no contest as the 30 year is much better value for money. 

    The 74 SV in reality was almost as good and when you consider it was only 16 years when bottled, to get such a good score shows its quality. The 1990 SV surprised me with a very respectable score and bringing up the rear was the 68 DT which was fine but like a whisky not firing on all cylinders and was lacking in all departments compared to the others. 

    If you see some HP by The Bottlers, do a bottle share, sublime stuff. 

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great nose & balance on display here, as this is 42 year and so good , I will see how it compares to the 40 year OB
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Not far off perfect to be honest, but more power would have helped.
    • Nose
      Quite potent, smells stronger than its stated abv, smells like a coastal type of peat, burnt orange, hints of lemon, honeycomb with an almost perfumed/floral angle that is hard to pin down.

      The lemon notes and peat mix well with the sherry but certainly not your typical HP profile.
    • Taste
      Now this is the sort of whisky I like, it is creamy and really elegant at first with the sherry and peat in perfect balance and the peating level is just right to compliment things.

      There is a hint of cinnamon and ginger spice mixed with milk chocolate, oranges and plum and the spice and peat just keeps growing.
    • Finish
      Good length, getting a little sweeter remaining peaty until the end.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fragrance floral and buttery nose with ashy coastal distant smoke.  Still with vibrant zest, juicy sweet apple vinegar with elegant old wood nuance and spices.  Medium on length and weight with juicy lemon honey.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. pacsac did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    sold at whiskyauction.com 2016-08 for €1109.-

  8. huggy bear scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    mushrooms , lots and lots of mushrooms

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