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Highland Park 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.77/100
votes
183
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ambassador's Choice
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
70% Bourbon Barrels & 30% Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314300661
Added on
30 Aug 2013 8:17 am

Average value

€ 65.01

13 × in wishlist

183 × member ratings

506 × 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 83.77 points

  1. 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.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Maian scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

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

  4. 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.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. 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.

  7. stollimaus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    www.thewhiskyexchange.com:
    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.

  8. Maltsingler scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  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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