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Highland Park 2008

Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB197723
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
First Fill European Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2530
Number of bottles
652
Strength
66.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Sigrid Storråda
Barcode
5010314311544
Bottled for
Poland Exclusive
Market
pl Poland
Added on
29 nov 2021 6:07 pm by Ankhazam
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.32

5 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2008

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Copper, even with a ruby color. Very dense.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Full, rich, intense. Very pleasant. Definitely heading towards Sherry. Lots of red and dried fruit. Definitely raisin. Strongly caramelize the sugar. Spices, spicy. Traces of milk chocolate with red fruit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very chocolatey. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. Dried fruits. Milk chocolate with red fruits. A pinch of spices. Chili. Cinnamon. Sweetness. Caramel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Milk chocolate. Spices. Dried fruits. Cinnamon. Ginger. Cocoa. Traces of salt. Long finish. Maybe traces of menthol.

  2. niski scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. GrandMaltMasterFlash scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    great nose, abv in my opinion too high, does not allow you to enjoy this whisky. After adding water, cutting to approx. 55% helps a lot and reveals the potential of this distillate, sherry bauble.
    There is quite a lot of solvent on the nose. There is a lot of it, that I am not sure if this maturation was 100% successful in the sherry butt of the first filling ... Knowing the industry stories, it would not surprise me at all that it was a finish in sherry butt. This is my subjective opinion.

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky!
    Beautiful tea color, lots of sweets and fruit. Alcohol is completely undetectable, despite its 66.5%. You definitely need to give her some time to oxygenate.

    Water drop...
    The aroma is softer, still sweet and sweet. Sherry dominates, but chocolate comes. Palate .... Great !!! A lot more is going on, sherry, malt, fruit candies, again a lot of dusty oak board. Finish less spicy, but with more chocolate and plum jam.
    I think that I can additionally add 1 point for "a drop of water". The total then is 90 points.

    After another 20 minutes, it's even better. With every minute of aeration, it becomes more delicious!
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet, fruity, sherry, raisins, plum jam, polishing paste, dusty oak boards
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, creamy, very fruity, cherry, a bit honeyed, in the background a delicate smoky haze and peat
    • Finish
      89 89
      quite long, vanilla, chocolate, tea, slightly spicy tip with tingling on the tongue, warming

  5. neus007 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Balczak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    66.5% and 13 years old. What a waste of time. Go buy some new make bimber and spare money for a whisky not for a modern sherry

  7. MaltNerd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. VEF206 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. TimkoT scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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