- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Vintage for Travel Retail
- 1st Fill American Oak Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Added on
- 10 Aug 2012 2:21 pm
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102 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2001
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.39 points
- 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.
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.
Slightly spicy, some oak, quite drinkable, when sipped it becomes sweet and merges into the finish with notes of wood.
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 ...
- Mineral-metallic whisky with industrial notes slightly balanced with raisin-creamy and herbal tones, very soft, calm, slightly salty in general.
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.
Soft, rich, mineral-metallic notes, vegetables - Margellan radish, cabbage; creamy shades, butterscotch, machine oil, leather goods, herbs.
Soft, calm, mineral-metallic notes, vegetables, grain, fresh grass, leather goods, toffee, boiled condensed milk.
- 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: 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.
- Decent and pleasant whisky, with again the (for HP) characteristic mix of (not too prominent) smokiness, fruitiness and sweetness.
- A solid whisky, with the familiar mix of light smokiness, fruitiness and sweetness that can be found in many HPs.
fruity, citrus, sultanas, vanilla, gingerbread, honey. initially the alcohol is reasonably in the foreground but then becomes less, later more salty.
(light) smoky, slightly peppery, licorice, salmiak (licorice). But also orange, vanilla, honey.
Medium-long, dry, slightly peppery and smoky, again some licorice, liquorice and salmiak.