Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jun 2013 7:27 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148.90

3 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1986 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Looks like the cask was shared with https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41518/highland-park-1986-al (or there is a mighty coincidence)

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 287 bottles from cask no. 1011A refill American oak hogshead, still with plenty volume remaining. The polished brass colour indicates reasonable activity, while the almost non-existent bead is to be expected at this sub-48% strength. A mellow nose of singed orange peel, with ash in the background, becomes an old drinks cabinet, possibly containing a leaking bottle of vermouth. In the mouth it is sweet then immediately salty, as you would expect from Highland Park,  with light allspice and a smoky wax jacket in the finish. At reduced strength it becomes slightly musty with dried cranberries.  Sweeter and less salty with a fragrant winey aftertaste reminiscent of the Moscatel grape.

  4. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note.
    • Nose
      First of: apples, dusty, sawdust, porridge, metal polish & a zinc sink. (84)
      A bit later: more austereness, granite, leather, brine, a fruity oiliness in the back, citrus & quince, ozone (87)
      Later: much more balance now after more sweet notes come through, dunnage warehouse (earth & mustyness), vanilla tobacco, butterscotch, (88)
    • Taste
      mineral, some undefined sweetness, some oak spices, oily feel but a bit thin taste wise on the palette. (82)
      Later: now even showing some bitter notes, tea-esque, an interesting lemon balm note underneath (80)
    • Finish
      mineral smoke, fructose sugar sweets, apples & citrus, nice back & forth of fruits & sweet fructose sugar notes. (88)


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