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Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
1464
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Label
Distillery Manager
Bottle code
HEF016
Barcode
5010314005108
Added on
19 Aug 2007 5:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 124,85

167 × in wishlist

1464 × member ratings

5180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

196 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The HP18 is a finely balanced malt with lots of details - it does not clink with its aromas, everything wants to be discovered. How beautiful could he be first with 3% more ... Yummy! ... and clearly the smokiest from the standard range (12, 18, 21, 25, 30)
    • Nose
      very clear maritime airy nose, fragrant sweet hay, sun-warmed chamomile flowers, sweet herbs, heather, white honey, clear apples, orange, lemon, mango, fine smoke of an outgoing meadow fire, after a while milk chocolate and strawberries
    • Taste
      oily-sweetish, monstrous medium-strong smoke, very clear, mineral, a lot of pink grapefruit, very tangy in the mouth, clear apples, mango, clover sweetness and sweet chamomile, lime blossom tea, dark chocolate, ginger, white pepper; Smoke and pepper warm and fill the mouth
    • Finish
      medium-length, clear and fine, something of everything, the flowery (clover) notes stay long, the pink grapefruit and the apple and mango sweetness, as well as the fine smoke of fresh Kokelndem grass fire ... beautiful!

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Difficult to take apart, a burned down earthy note, some vanilla and some orange as well as orange peel, blood orange, slightly burnt caramel and many herbs. Sherry flavors, if any, are very reserved and have not occurred to me yet. A slight bittersweet chocolate note I mean to hear and generally a good to hear acid is persistent to feel. Taste: Subtle sweet with a minimal vanilla, soft with only a very slight tingle. Again, a burnt caramel and an earthy / smoky note can be felt. The sweetness remains and something like apple and light grapes come to my mind, but also the herbaceous aroma front paves the way to my taste buds. In the mouth, I rather think of sherry barrels, if only proportionately low. A bit of bittersweet chocolate, lots of herbs and some blood orange and orange shades make the finish. Real bitterness is not to be found, but the grades he has to offer are interesting. Conclusion: Slightly more vol.% Alcohol would certainly be good for the malt. He does not mess with his flavors and his current price will be responsible for not getting me a bottle.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty, rarely so elegant smoke experienced, very nice mix of some directions.
    • Nose
      Very warm, aromatic, pickled raisins, ripe peach, jam bread, cakes & hints mango / exotic
    • Taste
      Peat, some smoke and salt, but all very elegant in the sherry, berries, orange marmalade, some inger anise
    • Finish
      Medium to long, soft, round, delicious, apple and orange stay on the tongue

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Having drunk 2 or 3 times a long time ago never impressed me as much as he was praised. And even now - yes, delicious, but the current 90-100 € he would not personally worth it, because I found the directly before tasted 12er almost interesting.
    • Nose
      a little sherry, some dry smoke, mainly spicy, cardamom, cinnamon ... a drop of water still tickles fresh hay and some citrus fruit
    • Taste
      creamy chocolate, pepper, some salt, moderate, ashen smoke, in between fruit, associations with wine gum and grapefruit
    • Finish
      medium length, chocolate, mild peppery, some ashes and grapefruit bitterness

  6. Butz75 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Glenjasper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First the smell like standing in a flower meadow and blowing a light breeze. After that, citrus. Then it gets sweeter and I smell my peach ice tea. Well, Waldhoning. Now the sherry comes through and brings raisins into play. Maybe some oak. All carried by the subtle Highland Park smokiness.
    • Taste
      Much darker in the mouth and the barrel makes itself felt. Chocolate. Apricot jam. Again the forest honey. Burnt orange peel. The smokiness is now stronger than before in the nose. The oak is also noticeable and brings spice.
    • Finish
      Orange peel. The chocolate darkens and it gets drier. The smoke is easy to feel.

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

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