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Overall rating
90.77/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB23248
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Vintage
03.1978
Bottled
03.2011
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
207
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218782165
Added on
28 Jun 2011 1:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 585.00

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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

  1. Bopaja scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Marzipan, peach, apple, vanilla and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peach, apple, sugared almond, plum, leather and vanilla.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Peach, apple, almond and leather.

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic dram from some years ago already. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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).
    • Finish
      Long, lingering, nicely sour and bitter. Lemon zest, orange juice, wood spice, and still some distinct earthy smoke linger.

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. MacMenM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    this is an Olympic Final - dram !
    • Nose
      warm start : gentle smokiness, some coco, after a while some peatiness in the glass
    • Taste
      gently, some farminess ... like on a fantastic walk through the Cotswolds, some nutty things after a while
    • Finish
      great and long

  9. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "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."
    TWE

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