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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Single Malts Direct (SMD)
Bottling serie
Whiskies of Scotland
40.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
18 dec 2011 3:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2016.10

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park 1968 SMD

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 91.00 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    No doubt, the majority of this tasting’s budget went towards this one. It’s not often I get to try whisky from the 1960s, let alone Highland Park. In fact, only once before: a 1968 Duncan Taylor single cask #5643 [WB92.60]. Fergus reminds us that Highland Park notoriously loses strength very quickly as it ages and tells us this is presented at natural cask strength. No mystery as to why they [Duncan Taylor] bottled this now.

    N: We’re not far from the 1970 Glenlivet on the nose, the fruits thoroughly stewed and cask-amalgamated – we are talking of [English country garden] orchard and tropical fruitiness – as well as a leather heathery honey light syrup & light hairspray note. We’ve plenty of dried fruits too, very consolidated vanilla, then almost dried sugary-sour berries. I’m guessing we’ve some sherry cask-action here, old school sherry casks, of course. Underside, we’ve some dirty mineral oily industrial undertones and a lively fungal note, and yet despite the ageing, we’ve clean spirit hanging on at 40.1%.

    T: Similar to the nose, and after a swift fruit punch arrival, it soft-fades with an apple & pear [and dry tropical stuff] fruity fungal chalkiness,…
    F: ,… into sour dry-fruit wood-creamy tobacco-ey dark toffee slightly sooty remnants and after-suggestions of many fellow distant relatives from the spirits tree – calvados, schnapps,,…  

    C: For some, no better [perhaps] than any other dram here tonight, yet it is special in ways that only the years can bring.


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