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Overall rating
90.65/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB28637
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
33 years old
Casknumber
11501
Number of bottles
192
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
for Viking Line
Added on
28 Dec 2011 1:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1750.00

10 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1974

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A nice nose but not a standout one by HP standards, slightly winey and also smells quite sweet with some medicinal qualities to it.
    Sweet again with quite a lot of spicy orange which I really like and its pretty vibrant and juicy no heaviness of distillate whatsoever, there is some peat coming in and then a blast of oak but carious fruit gum flavours offset any bitterness
    Decent length , remaining spicy just getting ever so slightly dry at the end but overall a really nice HP and the nose does not do the palate justice, more often than not it is the other way round.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very solid and drinkable - probably a bit drying in the end but still very good
    • Nose
      90 90
      Green fruits, herbs, honeydew, hints of resin, slight sea breeze and whiffs of smoke - really not bad
    • Taste
      91 91
      Punchy, waxy, spices, salty, pepper, good sweetness, clean oak wood, some citrus fruity, lemons - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, burning, more powerful, zesty, more into grapefruits, more woody notes, a bit leafy, a tad bitter in the end

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Well matured, especially fruity and spicy HP.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, lacquered wood, honey and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      Oily and spicy. Peat, tannic oak, pepper, nutmeg, ginger and fruit jams.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great 20 member rates , no tasting notes for this fine whisky. The only 2 notes are people telling us what it goes for at auction, (so what?) can anyone provide a tasting note??????

  6. Rolle did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    And sold for 1725 Euro in October 2017 (whiskyauction.com)

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.055 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015and for 1.255 € in Oct. 2015

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