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Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating 165 votes 87.98
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

Member rates

534 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

23 Notes

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
Connoisseur 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
toklian
Expert Senior toklian Note
18 Jan 2016 8:46 pm

Serge V says:

Highland Park 18 yo (43%, OB, 2004) 1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg Colour: vibrant gold (?) Nose: wow! Again lots of flowers and honey, but with lots of added fruits like banana, pineapple, melon… Superb. Smells like a fruit salad with honey. Hints of wood and caramel, Really fantastic. What freshness! It smells almost like a great Sauternes. Mouth: oh yes, Highland Park is more like this. Creamy, nutty, fruity (mirabelle, quince jelly). Lots of light toffee, cappuccino, Bailey’s (or rather like an Alexander). Lots of strong honey (chestnut, fir). Keeps developing on lavender creme, crystallised oranges, dates… Superb, even if very smooth. Long finish, on candy sugar. Always a winner. 88 points.

FineSpirits_butler1
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1 Note
27 Sep 2015 11:21 am
FineSpirits_butler1 gave this whisky 92 points

There are bottles (Italian import) which are slightly darker in color and aroma.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
02 Sep 2015 9:58 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose
Plum, raisin, apricot, caramel, tobacco, cherry, orange and kiwi.
Taste

Plum, tobacco, leather, raisin, caramel, cherry and peat. With water a little banana.

Finish

Plum, tobacco, chocolate, caramel and peat.

Comments

I love the old school sherry influence in this one. Much more sherry than in the newer version from around 2012.

Ruud6421
Specialist Ruud6421 Review note
29 Mar 2015 8:53 am
Ruud6421 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
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