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Highland Park 2001

Overall rating
82.39/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB34779
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage for Travel Retail
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2012
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010314100704
Added on
10 Aug 2012 2:21 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 163.72

9 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

366 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2001

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.39 points

  1. honerkamp scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The nose is lightly smoky and sweet. The taste is smoky, sweet with a little fruitiness. Unfortunately it's a little thin (maybe I've been spoiled by too many cask strength bottles), if this had a little more to the body it would be a really excellent dram.

  2. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Slight smoky note, hint of sweetness, slightly alcoholic ...
    After a while the alcohol note is gone, now it becomes fruity with a sweet vanilla aroma, pleasant.

    Taste:
    Slightly spicy, some oak, quite drinkable, when sipped it becomes sweet and merges into the finish with notes of wood.

    Departure:
    soft, sweetish, hint of tart but not bitter, somewhat smoky, with oak, becoming dry, trace of ash, medium length

    Conclusion: taste and finish cannot quite do justice to the great nose, but a really good and tasty whisky.

    A few percent more alcohol would have done him good ...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Mineral-metallic whisky with industrial notes slightly balanced with raisin-creamy and herbal tones, very soft, calm, slightly salty in general.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, first nose - jam, ash and leather goods; fresh boards, raisin water, mineral notes - grindstone, stone chips, flint for a lighter; grain, creamy vanilla tones, freshly cut vegetables - cabbage, pepper, shoe care products, dry herbs.
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, mineral-metallic notes, vegetables - Margellan radish, cabbage; creamy shades, butterscotch, machine oil, leather goods, herbs.
    • Finish
      Soft, calm, mineral-metallic notes, vegetables, grain, fresh grass, leather goods, toffee, boiled condensed milk.

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A decent whisky. After first opening the bottle, there was a lot of sulfur. Luckily, that disappeared over time.

    Sweet, nutty, herbs, some fruits and some peat in the finish. Decent.

    After the sulfur left, I even liked it more than the 18-yo (WB id 315).
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Hint of peat, vanilla and citrus. Unripe banana, lychee and some caramelised sugar.

    Taste: Fenolic, sweet, vanilla, some oak, bitter oranges.

    Body: Silky, but nothing special

    Finish: short-medium: Some vanilla, toffee and oak, hint of peat.

    Price: for a 10y vintage, on the higher side, but not excessive.

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample provided by whiskytrader.com

    Comments: This is a modern 'will please everyone' whisky. Some vanilla-ed lightly peated HP. A nice intro to HP, but that's all. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Decent and pleasant whisky, with again the (for HP) characteristic mix of (not too prominent) smokiness, fruitiness and sweetness.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A solid whisky, with the familiar mix of light smokiness, fruitiness and sweetness that can be found in many HPs.
    • Nose
      fruity, citrus, sultanas, vanilla, gingerbread, honey. initially the alcohol is reasonably in the foreground but then becomes less, later more salty.
    • Taste
      (light) smoky, slightly peppery, licorice, salmiak (licorice). But also orange, vanilla, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, dry, slightly peppery and smoky, again some licorice, liquorice and salmiak.

  10. Maczet scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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