Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 oct 2008 9:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230.00

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park 1979 CA

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.08 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting...

    ...and it is a fine Traditional Scotch that is best when reduced with a fair share of water. The neat dram is rather simple and very sweet but the reduced one opens up nicely and shows a much more complex and balanced profile. That is why I always try my drams with some water added, too...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a delicate honey and fruity profile with hints of peat and marzipan. It is not the most complex one but it is very enjoyable and truly old-stylish. No off-note that I can find. Water releases much more aromas like herbal, waxy and oily notes - it does a great deal in the nose...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sweet on ripe yellow fruits, heather honey and different barley sugars with shy spices and woods. Later some toffee and white chocolatey flavours join in that turn the profile even more sweet - to me this is too much sweetness and I miss some bitter or spicy or umami counter-flavours. Nonetheless, very quaffable... Water turns both the dram and finish smoother and adds herbal and waxy flavours that are highly welcomed to balance the taste. I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and not very much coating without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and stays very sweet without bitter or drying moments again. Some shy peaty flavours dare to pop up towards the end (why don't they come earlier?) that enhance the tasting impression.

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  3. Rom scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Cold smoke animates the nose without being overwhelming, yellow fruits, charcoal, spray. With more time and a drop of water, marzipan appears.
    The mouth is sweet from the attack, the texture is good and the integration.
    In the very long finale the smoke amplifies to metamorphose into charcoal perfumed with flowers.
    I am conquered: a liquid smoked candy.


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