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Highland Park 1958

Overall rating
91.61/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB21730
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
1958
Bottled
1975
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Ferraretto Import, Milano
Added on
01 Apr 2011 3:51 pm

Average value

€ 1950.00

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25 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1958

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  These old green dumpy Highland Park bottles all are stunning drams, I had quite a few of them but mostly at a time when I did neither scores nor tasting notes yet.  Thanks to my sample library I can do this tonight (but unfortunately this is my last saved sample).

    The colour is burnished and the texture shows slow fat legs and a sticky ring at the top of the glass that very, very late transforms into still sticky tears.  The nose is ... simply fantastic!  Dozens of different aromas join to form a very complex and delicate profile of fruits, honeys, grasses, spices and peaty as well as sherry (dark chocolate) flavours in an adorable mix.  Of course, there are some OBFs, too.  A nose to explore for hours (or simply to enjoy).  The initial mouthfeel is instantly coating and warming with a minor adstringent feeling (metallic) that in this case is rather nice than annoying.  The taste is multi-layered as is the nose, with a wide array of flavours in a close-to-perfection balance.  It is all in there that a whisky connoisseur usually goes for:  fruits (oranges), sherry, peat, spices, barley sugars and and and...  Unfortunately, the finish is of medium length only and one has to re-sip quite often to keep this fabulous taste alive.  But no distracting moment in there that disturbs the perfect harmony.  Water releases even more aromas and flavours - but to be honest:  It is a sacrilege to dilute this beauty.

    Oooh, how I love these old HP's in their green dumpies.  Compare this stuff to most of today's completely overpriced new releases and you will know for sure where to put your money (if you plan to spend a hell of bucks on excellent whiskies)...  Great dram, simply irresistable!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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