Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Second Release
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Mar 2012 4:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.98

3 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2000 Arc

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.91 points

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The complexity in the nose could not be found in the taste and that's a shame.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Rich aroma's, fruity, apple, floral (heather), red currant, complex (spices, citrus, etc)
    • Taste
      73 73
      Sweet, fruity, citrus, dry, oak
    • Finish
      73 73
      Medium, spicy, floral

  2. Dennis1979 scored this whisky 90 points Administrator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An OK Highland Park but not very typical
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, honey and a hint of pears. Also some sharp alcohol 
    • Taste
      Senters sweet, then turning to herbs and vanilla followed by a peppery taste of spices.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy with a sweet end

  5. Pieterkatrien scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Sweet and flowery in the nose with a hint of vanilla. As for taste: herbs meet spices. A very warm and enjoyable dram! I was afraid this one would be too young but reality proved me wrong!

  6. a3 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Thx BillyDram for the excellent bottle :-)
    • Nose
      sweet and fruity: oranges, pear, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy, little pepper, honey, oak
    • Finish
      long and sweet

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good young Highland Park. Thank you whiskybase for the sample.
    • Nose
      Sweet, clean and fruity at first nosing. Notes of bananas and oranges, caramel, maple syrup and hints of heather. Very nice.
    • Taste
      First mouthfeel: Balanced, more oaky and spicy as expected from the nose.
      Notes of white pepper and salt, honey and caramel as well as oranges. Definitely has some smoke as well, which makes it a little dusty and dry despite of the honey.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It is a rather strange HP, compared to the official releases. But with
    the sun coming out these days, this is the ideal whisky to sip in the garden
    with some friend.
    • Nose
      The nose is creamy and honeysweet. The first thing that hits me is
      banana and vanilla ice, whipped cream and waffle included. This is a veritable
      banana split! I am mere seconds away of putting a little paper umbrella in my
      glass. A hint of heather and pepper and after some hand warmth a trace of smoke
      appears. The
      whole remains fairly soft.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it shows more body. Not as light as I feared. Somewhat waxy, again very sweet and heavily
      spiced. The pepper and heather put their foot down. Midpalate, I get a salty
      twang and a smokiness that entertain the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish, that can be called long, puts the sweetness back in the
      picture, surrounded by a cloud of smoke.

  9. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very youngish and it has virtually nothing to do with the official profile. But it's definitely nice, sweet and pretty summery too.
    • Nose
      Sweet and sugary, with banana as the main theme. Banana ice cream or those lovely banana / whipped cream pastries. Hints of pears and white chocolate and delicate heather / wax on a second level. Delicate, light and enjoyable but youngish and not too wide.
    • Taste
      Creamy and sweet, but also surprisingly spicy (pepper, hints of salt as well). Barley sugars. Pear drops. A hint of heather. Delicate smoke as well.
    • Finish
      Medium long with the spicy / soft herbal notes and sugar sweetness lasting longest.


  10. Lafroy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77


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