Highland Park 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ambassador's Choice
Stated Age
10 years old
70% Bourbon Barrels & 30% Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Aug 2013 8:17 am

Average value

€ 64.88

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189 × member ratings

559 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 10-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.69 points

  1. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Does this 10 year old improves because the higher ABV% instead of the normal  choice of 40/ 43%? I liked the idea, but the outcome is not so good.
    • Nose
      A little punchent smell full of citrus, what changes into a sweet and malty core. So squeezed lemon first, drop of oranges and after that some fresh baked bread, a little sugary pastry on the side and you've got yourself a sunday breakfast.
    • Taste
      Bitter grapefruit with some anise. Unripe fruit, green apples. Cookie dough, still raw. Very young really. Very spicy, not not too pleasant. Dare I say peat? Not much actually.
    • Finish
      Fades away quickly into a sour and bitter fruit with unbaked dough.

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: medium saturation, sweet, honeycomb, boiled condensed milk, fragrant dry herbs, slightly burnt wood. Further, sweet orange with zest, vanilla and pastry pastries, bran. Light smoke is well integrated and goes in the background to everything, a little sulfur and salt.

    Taste: honey-citrus, red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, orange marmalade, toffee, burnt caramel, woody bitterness. Here the phenolism is brighter than in the aroma, smoked dried fruits.

    Finish: spices, zest, charred wood, burnt caramel, goes into a bitter taste - a bitter medicinal tea, medium length.

    Score: 86

    Bottom line: very good, from memory, a reinforced version of the old 12-ki - honey, toffee, herbs, a little haze. Balanced HP, smoke does not stick out and does not take attention to itself, but goes in a complex of other tastes.

  4. Maian scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. kaljakori scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This whisky is what you get when you press "upgrade" button on the standard 10yo. It's also essentially the same price as the standard version where I live in, so it's very good bang for your buck.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Significantly improved from the standard 10 year old, which I've found very thin on the nose in the recent bottlings. Still a typical HP though, citric, slight peat, a bit of custard.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The arrival is citric, with a hint of chocolate and smoke in the mix. Compared to the standard 10YO, again, significantly better. A bit of cream and sugary pasties.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fairly short, but not bad. A bit sour, but balanced nontheless.

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  7. DocF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Color: deep gold

    Actually I was interested in what is behind the 90 points of the oracle from Alsace, but that was the 10 with 40% ... Quiet HP, with (ex-bourbon) wood was not stingy here, everything was hidden, otherwise you can't complain. 86 points.
    • Nose
      A much juicier and more floral HP version, very nice. Malt, tree sap, linden and lilac flowers. Fragrant soot, ginger tea.
    • Taste
      Malt and resin, otherwise rather lax, distant smoke, cold ash. Linden honey. Thuja hedge, more ginger tea, lime peel.
    • Finish
      Medium. Vanilla, tree sap, dry wood. Candle soot sticks for a long time.

  8. stollimaus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park Ambassador's Choice was chosen by Danish brand ambassador Martin Markvardsen. Originally released in Sweden, it has now been given a more general release. Aged for 10 years, in a combination of American oak bourbon barrels (70%) and oloroso sherry casks (30%), this is sweet with the smoke that the distillery is known for.

  9. Dor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    In my personal opinion, this bottle is one of the best VFM you can find.
    Very balance, and quality.
    Fantastic nose: honey, citrus, vanilla, gentle typical H.P smoke.
    Taste: same vanilla, honey, citrus, wood, very round.
    Finish: medium, still citrus till the end.

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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


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