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Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1986
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1011
Number of bottles
287
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
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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