Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Oct 2013 4:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.48

5 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1986 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I know its from a bourbon cask but Lordy it tastes like a 10 year typical Speyside malt.

    I would never guess it was HP.

    I found it uninvolving and lightweight but I think some will like it a lot more than I do.
    • Nose
      Pineapple, lemon and honey mixed in with shortbread and wet hay???

      Is this really Highland Park, does not smell like HP?

      Also smells a bit of cardboard.
    • Taste
      Thin, a little bitter with notes of lemon, honey and now melon,

      Some sweetness does come through after a while.
    • Finish
      Medium length, getting sweeter and dryer.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Sweet dairy peat, pine needle spruce, lemon curd, sweet grainy oak, lemon sweet>sour,  Speyside like, light pancakes, floury and estery. Theres a subtle touch of mineral, always heading towards sweet peat end of the spectrum with a faint medical note of old plasters.

    T: Vibrant with good grainy oak showing. Pepper & chilli with touches of salt and bitter lemon. Very well balanced with quite simple and subtle notes within the oak/grain profile. Also green bananas and sour apples. Shows a much more youthful side than its 26yo would suggest. Broad and steady development, moving like a steadfast veteran.

    F: Green, sweet and creamy, soft and lingering bitter/sour lemon meringue, sour/fresh wood - its all very well controlled, subtle and balanced with a thickening body towards the end. The fresh bitter saltiness bites more after a few sips as does apricot conserve.

    C: Id have guessed 10-12years. The nose holds most of the curiousity, the rest being fairly simple and robust with a good [probably 2nd fill] cask influence. Excellent if a little dull. I miss the sherry influence of many of the official bottlings.

    Scores a B[+]


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