Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
John Scott's
Stated Age
42 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 dec 2010 5:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3311.65

30 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 1967 DT

13 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.06 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. Bowie scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    Very fruity and complex. Fascinatingly well balanced with a medium length finish. Great

  4. Marx scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely flawless sherry cask, not a monster but huge, still perfectly drinkable and enjoyable - fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Spices, cinnamon, cloves, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      97 97
      nutmeg, cloves, molasses, xmas spice - delicious!
    • Finish
      97 97
      deluxe spices and the perfectly balanced old Sherry cask.

  5. JCTang scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Close to perfection, truly fruit bomb

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

    Definitely a sweet fruit bomb - never experienced that before with HP - I would rather think of a Speysider 73 or Caper 72 - fantastic!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Very fruity, yellow and red fruits, intense apricot, peach, plum, cantaloup, vanilla, icing sugar, almonds, candy, honey, some exotic fruits as well, mango, pineapple, little austere and hints of herbs and heather - delicious!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Oily, creamy sirupy, sweet, honey, more fruity, more tropical fruits, thai mango and thai pineapple (the thai fruits are always sweeter), more apricot, peach, overripe banana, vanilla, spices - superb!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, more fruity, still sweet, spicy, little peppery, little punchy - excellent!

  7. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic HP which does not lack distillery profile even after 42yrs in sherry cask.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Lots of fruits in smoke: Apple, grapes, kiwi.
      Subtle, yet refined and complex. Great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      typical HP style (pepper,perfectly balanced spices, somehow mineral) with fruity cask influence.bittersour, warm, perfectly integrated!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Very long, spices, smoked Apples and pearls, herbal and mineral impact, bittersweet symphony, fantastic!

  8. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A fruity, sweet, well-balanced whisky. Delicate Sherry and smoke. Great old style whisky.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. Holle525 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity, slightly peppery with a great sweetness. Very balanced with very well integrated alcohol. Outstanding.

  10. LiquidThoughts 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

  11. 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. 








    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. 


    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. 


    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. 

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. pacsac did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  16. huggy bear scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    mushrooms , lots and lots of mushrooms


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