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Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB41868
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
03.12.1990
Bottled
17.04.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
577
Number of bottles
565
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 May 2013 10:06 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 323.19

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32 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1990 DR

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Boy, what a wonderful
    Highland Park. Available for 150 EUR. Worth every penny if you ask me.
    • Nose
      Sturdy and sweet nose
      on candied oranges and hazelnuts, but also hints of nougat and heather. The
      peat is discrete, the smoke minimal. Fresh figs, a grassy note and some heather
      turn this into a very balanced nose.
    • Taste
      The attack is
      powerful and spicy, immediately honeysweet. Apart from the fruit some hints of
      espresso with whipped cream, sugared apple skins and even some chocolate
      emerge. Tobacco as well. Cinnamon and cloves. Wonderful!
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly
      long, sweet and spicy and remains juicy until the death.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is a really spicy HP with bags of flavour and nice integration of peat, fruit & sherry.
    A lively one.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Càirdeas scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    It is really incredible, we find the different aromas and characteristics of the distillery, having visited the distillery, I feel all the smells of each stage of its development as well as the windy and marine character of the ferry crossing. When I taste it at home in the Swiss Alps, each sip brings me back to Orkney and its wonderful memories. An exceptional success.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    was now 2 years in the half-full sample bottle in the closet - did him very good - he is still very warm in the mouth - but otherwise he hardly stings, is very viscous, fruity, floral - more heather than smoke and as lusciously fruity as a Virgine Oak Cask only without the glue - shreds
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. butt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really lovely HP. Typical heather, decent peat and smoke. The sherry brings sweetness and some depth. Thumbs up!

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good highland park from an independent
    Bottler and without fretwork as with the
    Original bottlings, you get with this single cask
    Bottled by an independent bottler a good one
    Price-performance ratio.
    It looked very good in the opened bottle
    developed. I got 88 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tender smoke. Sweet and a little phenolic. Powerful attack
      so sniff carefully. There are very beautiful, easy ones
      sour - vinous aromas from the sherry barrel and something
      Orange. This is a nice sniff whisky.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Without water, only very small sips are best
      to take. The 58.1% can be felt well.
      This one can take some water. There is one at once
      nice sherry sweetness with a little honey. Not very fruity
      but nice cinnamon and light chocolate / cocoa.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry, slightly astringent. Still something
      Coffee and chocolate / cocoa and cinnamon.

  9. Zumbar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottler`s Notes:
    Colour: Deep gold, light amber.

    Nose: Toffee with hazelnuts and grassy, heathery undertones.

    Palate: Cafe latte, perhaps mocha with a hint of blood orange and tabacco on the finish.

    Conclusion: Close your eyes and visit Orkney with every sip.

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