Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Old Label
Stated Age
12 years old
Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L0781 B L11
Added on
31 aug 2008 9:34 pm

Average value

€ 199.00

4 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.55 points.

  1. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It is just a previous bottling of the 12er, but still significantly better than the current standard bottling. Compared to the 40% but still a corner better.
    • Nose
      Light meadow grass, oranges, vanilla, forest honey, a hint of citrus, subtle subtle smoke in the background. Cherries, orange peel, apricots, in the background a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      Strawberry, well integrated smoke, a noticeable spiciness, cherries. Oily and velvety in the mouth, orange jelly, star anise, coffee, white pepper.

      Swinging in the mouth for a longer time (20s +) causes the oak to come to the fore more and more.
    • Finish
      The spice and a touch of sweetness remains, there is a brief bitterness on, but again vanishes. Medium-length finish.

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  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. distilledinManchesta scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Opened in 2022, there is a strong fusty smell overpowering the nose on this. I am not sure if its old bottle effect or whether the whisky has been tainted over the years.
    The fustiness carries through to the palate, which spoils the experience.
    I have decanted it several times and left it to oxidise, but the funk is still there, albeit less pronounced, disappointing.

  5. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a nice whisky this is! You can smell a long time here and discover new things, but at the same time it is so irresistible that it is almost impossible not to take a drink right away. A nice "old school" whisky.
    • Nose
      A full, deep, well balanced and complex whisky with notes of fresh fruit, rich sherry, figs, dates, raisins, English tea, pineapple, papaya, nangka (jackfruit), rosewood, spicy oak, soft bitter tannin, meadow flowers, mocha , toffee, malt, cereal, apple, cinnamon, allspice, hint to cloves, cardamom, soft smoke, butter, earthy peat, heather honey and fresh smoke.
    • Taste
      A rich, sweet, spicy and complex whisky with notes of licorice, complex sherry, laurel, liquorice, star anise, spicy oak, banana, pineapple, raisins, malt sugars, coffee, chocolate, leather, rosewood, coconut, orange peel, apple, marmalade , beeswax, butter, salty, soft smoke, peat, heather blossom, honey and white pepper.
    • Finish
      A long rich and slightly drying aftertaste with notes of rich sherry, spicy oak, floral notes, white pepper, honey and soft smoke.

  7. markkerr02 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Test 064: Highland Park with Gerry Tosh - 061116 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Highland Park 12Y - 43% Stored in 20% first fill sherry casks Color: Dark gold Scent: Dried fruits, sweet matone, weak smoke, fatigue, maltone Taste: Pretty stuffy, sweet, fatty, dried fruits Aftertaste: Medium with sweet and slightly spicy Score: 83 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2064%20Highland%20Park.html


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