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Overall rating
86.72/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1986
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
10112
Number of bottles
240
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Oct 2013 4:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.48

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1986 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 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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