- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Douglas Laing (DL)
- Bottling serie
- Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
- Stated Age
- 33 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 55.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 Jun 2011 1:22 pm
12 × in wishlist
58 × member ratings
36 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1978 DL
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.77 points
Marzipan, peach, apple, vanilla and a whiff of smoke.
Peach, apple, sugared almond, plum, leather and vanilla.
Peach, apple, almond and leather.
- A fantastic dram from some years ago already.
A refined, classic, complex nose. It's not a blockbuster, but it certainly has a convincing nose. A combination of peat and graphite smoke, with embers. Then, heather honey, tobacco, autumn leaves, date, prune, but also dried apricot. Also, there is nuttiness of coconut and marzipan. There is still some barley to be detected. After a while, dunnage warehouse joins the show, which is always a pleasure.
Powerful, a tad salty and slightly drying. It starts with rather earthy notes of dry peat, a hint of moss, forest soil, coal smoke, and heather honey. What follows is marzipan, lemon and orange juice, date, and ample wood spice (pepper, ginger, clove).
Long, lingering, nicely sour and bitter. Lemon zest, orange juice, wood spice, and still some distinct earthy smoke linger.
- this is an Olympic Final - dram !
warm start : gentle smokiness, some coco, after a while some peatiness in the glass
gently, some farminess ... like on a fantastic walk through the Cotswolds, some nutty things after a while
great and long
- "A single cask release from this award winning Orcadian distillery.
Distilled at Highland Park in 1978 and bottled in early 2011 after 33
years of maturing in a sherry butt."