Highland Park 2001

Overall rating
82.56/100
votes
108
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

€ 153.13

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108 × member ratings

381 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 2001

18 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.56 points.

  1. mynappa scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
      typical Highland Park, sweet honey, heather, vanilla, citrus fruits, sherry aroma, spicy, slightly smoky
    • Taste
      82 82
      soft, supple, sweet honey, spicy, somewhat dry, slight smoky note
    • Finish
      81 81
      dry, spicy oak and light smoke, becoming sweeter later

  2. Funtik scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  3. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 85 points Expert 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.

  4. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Maczet scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  13. notesofmalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park 2001-2012, 40% alc. original bottling Highland Park 2001-2012, 40% alc. original bottling
    Expansion: No exact information
    Region: Orkney, Scotland

    Nose: sweetness and herbs, meadow hay, honey and heather. Some caramel as well as a light fruit note, maybe melon. Apples, coconut and malt are added, peat smoke next to juicy pears.

    Palate: Grassy aromas next to a subtle creamy sweetness. The whisky is clearly smoky, has honey and slightly burnt toast, otherwise rather simple knit.

    Finish: Short, slightly smoky, with grapefruit and again the burnt toast.

    Conclusion: A clear Highland Park. I really liked the nose, the palate and finish are geared for easy enjoyment.

    83/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 50 €)
    I thank Scoma.de for sample and photo
    Original article: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-un...01-2012,-40-OA/

  14. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    While it does not
    come close to the previously tasted (older) vintages for the duty free, this is
    quite a nicely balanced HP. I would buy a bottle. Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      The nose is
      surprisingly sweet on honey, vanilla and candied ginger. Nice woodsmoke. The
      fruit reminds me of peaches and apricots and a basket full of juicy pears. It
      has even got some light brown sugar.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is
      quite oily. The vanilla and honey have to move over immediately to allow some
      salty nuts to the fore. The peat, which was quite inconspicuous on the nose,
      now puts its foot down. All quite discrete though. The whisky is little
      outspoken, but still quite a step up from the classic 12 Year Old. It has a lot
      more body.
    • Finish
      In the medium long
      finish, the spices start to speak. Think cinnamon and ginger, but also a soft
      pepper.

  15. rafalla scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    i bought this from duty free for a reasonable price. in spite of this, you always expect something (at least !) good from Highland park. this is 'good' but not very good etc. 

    i enjoyed it as a (higher quality) daily dram but i wont buy it again, NOT because i was disappointed but i believe that i can find other single malts in the same price range which are as good, if not better.

    so overall: do buy it if you are a bit lost in choosing, you will not regret.

     but not if you know what you really want, for the same price of around eur50.

    the nose is very nice, as is the taste and the finishing taste is ok. a slight faint ( but nice hint of peat) at the very end. NO WATER added as it will be ruined. 

    mybe it is fair to add: this whisky grows on you as it takes air. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. MY MALTS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    HP out of duty-free ... Not bad, but inferior to the HP 12 ...

  17. kalervo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Good whisky, apparently at least as far as their price! Comfortably a bit of smoke and fruitiness messed up. Bottle of Viking Line, tasted in 2013-2015 (?).
    • Nose
      A little smoke, scent of scarring, fresh fruit
    • Taste
      Again a hint of smoke, sweet lime, a little vanilla
    • Finish
      Sharp (not too), surprisingly long aftertaste, spices and still lime and lemon

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Stazz scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A LOT of citrus, gently smoky, watery a bit. 

    Really good, enjoyable, smooth and summertime Highland park!

    Don`t add water, even a drop - doesn`t work with this whisky. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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