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Overall rating
86.89/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
286
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060354240700
Added on
14 Sep 2013 7:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.90

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1995 ED

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.89 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not your everyday dram indeed, try to try this if you can.
    • Nose
      After three different non-bourbon HP's (9151, 9549 and 9481), this feels like a relief, and something much more interesting all in all. Peculiar profile, very distillate-driven on unusual notes of shoe polish, fresh cream, "at the ski shop", cake dough. It's quite shy and it would deserve more of my time. Lemon meringue pie, some flowers. Advocaat. Very interesting, not your everyday dram.
    • Taste
      Again, more chiselled and purer, but shy and difficult to decipher. Cocoa butter, ovaltine, discrete fruits. I wish I had more time and concentration for this. Alcohol could be better integrated.
    • Finish
      Some light mineral smoke appears for the first time. Green apple on the end.

  2. gango4 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced and strong.
    • Nose
      First, some vanilla and honey in the nose. Then white grapes with a little alcoholic touch. In addition a sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Strong on the palate first. Then some oily and malty aromas. The smoke binds discreetly with salt in the second start pleasant with a. Becoming a maritime.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste remains only the sweetness of honey and then pleasant long green oak without smoke.

  3. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    beautiful Highland Park, round and balanced, does not need water
    • Nose
      First vanilla, sweet and restrained, oranges, mandarins, dry straw, smoke is very subtle, herbs, lavender
    • Taste
      strong onset, sweet and woody then, on it again decent smoke
    • Finish
      Pleasant and balanced, medium in length, a little vanilla and oak with, floral, some anise and herbs

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: A gentle smoke sneaks around in the background. In addition a malty sweetness, freshly cut barley and some fruit fruits.
    Palate: A hint of smoke followed by some pear and apple juice and a delicate cinnamon at the end.
    Finish: Smooth smoke with apple notes and warm spices.

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