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Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.96/100
votes
182
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Old Label
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
333 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2008 12:37 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 208,10

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577 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
23
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

27 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
30 Jun 2018 1:01 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

This particular 18 year is the best I have had out of all the dumpy and flat bottle I have tried over the years.

See my notes from last year for  different bottle that was not even close to this one.

There are huge batch variations on quality with this particular HP OB.

Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
88
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
30 Jun 2018 12:08 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Some coffee notes, milk chocolate, a little peat, red plum, a little closed.

Taste

The palate on this one is very fruity compared to other 18 year olds I have had, hints of raspberry and black currant, a lovely peat infusion mixing with salty brine and the sherry is in just the right proportion

Finish

Good medium length , with the fruit coming through at the end.

Comments

For an 18 year old this is just about perfect but there is massive batch variation on these HP bottles.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
27 May 2018 8:07 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

Not an outstanding whisky but the sum of the parts all add up.

I actually think the flat bottle of 2007 onwards was a few points better than this.

Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
88
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
28 Nov 2017 9:08 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
84
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
83
Presentation
86
My Collection
ErzWhisky
Expert Senior ErzWhisky Tasting note
12 Jan 2017 11:04 am
ErzWhisky gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

altes Leder; sanfter Sherry mit Gewürzen; altes Holzfass; süßlicher Heidehonig; ganz wenig Rauch im Hintergrund

Taste

leicht süßlich; Gewürze; eher trockener Sherry; leichter Rauch mit Heidekraut

Finish

angenehm warm; etwas trockener werdend; wieder jede Menge Gewürze; alles ziemlich dicht miteinander verwoben; lang

Comments
Landryn
Expert Senior Landryn Review note
06 Dec 2016 12:15 pm
Landryn gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.1
Nose
94
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
91
Armin Fuchs
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs Review note
24 Aug 2016 7:53 pm
Armin Fuchs gave this whisky 92 points

… Italian bottling ...

Weighted Rate
92.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
92
Dede
Expert Senior Dede Note
16 Apr 2016 10:40 pm
Dede gave this whisky 87 points

Couleur : Ambré


Nez :Gourmand, avec une superbe dominante sur le miel mille fleurs. Le sherry se fait doux et développe une très belle alliance de miel et de fruits secs évoquant certaines pâtisseries arabes (baklavas pour les connaisseurs). Des notes florales sont également présentes, se mariant à cette douceur (loukoums à la rose). L'aération dévoile un joli boisé ainsi que des fruits pelés et mélangés (salade de fruits en fait) alors que les fruits secs passent au second plan.


Bouche : Plus de puissance que suggéré au nez. La bouche est relativement boisée, mais aussi onctueuse, crémeuse et gourmande. Fruits secs (dattes), miel, oranges amères, une touche de chocolat noir.


Finale :Longue et intense pour ses 43%, elle se développe sur le sherry sec et un fin boisé.


Conclusion : Un très beau HP, qui doit très bien passer après un bon repas pour peu que les plats n'aient pas été trop forts, car il ne s'agit pas ici d'artillerie lourde, mais bien d'une jolie petite douceur.


"I can resist anything but temptation." O. Wilde
mds51
Connoisseur mds51 Tasting note
03 Apr 2016 2:13 pm
mds51 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Rosinen, blumig, helle Weintrauben, Kiwi, Karamell, Tabak, Pfeffer, Honig, Honigmelone, Kirschen.

Taste

Nussig, cremig, Kaffee, Waldhonig, Karamell, leichter Rauch, Tabak, Vanille, gelbe Früchte, Kirschen, Orangenschale, leicht salzig.

Finish

Die etwas herberen Noten bleiben lange im Mund. Die Würze in Verbindung mit sanfter Bitterkeit und einem Hauch Rauch. Die Süße verklingt nach und nach.

Comments
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
29 Jan 2016 2:08 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85

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