Whiskybase

Highland Park 1958

Overall rating
92.56/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
1958
Bottled
1976
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Ferraretto Import, Milano
Added on
30 Oct 2013 7:40 pm

Average value

€ 627.00

4 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1958

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.56 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  Back in the nineties I had many drams of these old green HP bottlings distilled in the late fifties and early sixties and I remember them all as great.  Unfortunately this was before I started to score whiskies and to take notes about their taste.  So I simply have to taste them again - what is not too bad at all...

    The colour is amber and the texture shows very late and very slow legs with fat sticky tears - a superb consistency that promises a great dram.  The nose is - WOW! - made up of virtually hundreds of different aromas from fruits, peat, sherry, honey... and of course the lovely OBF.  All in unbelievable balance and without the slightest off-note, simply perfect.  I could sniff this for hours.  The initial mouthfeel is smooth, mellow and immediately coating (as the texture promised), again not any single distracting moment of bitter, adstringent or drying feelings.  Fantastic!  The taste itself is multi-layered on at least as much different flavours as the nose - and lovely sweet with hints of peat and dark chocolate.  Not a single flaw that I can find.  The finish is long and extends this adorable taste nicely with no bitter or drying moments.  Water is not needed (as expected it just flattens the dram without adding new impressions, but what should be added to this anyhow?).

    Yes, this dram is as great as I remembered it and of a whisky style that is not produced anymore since decades.  If you find a sample at a whisky fair (like I did at Limburg) just go for it as it is worth every buck you spend - I promise...
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. pere scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Coastal freshness, some sweet fruits, a bit of tarry smoke, some heather honey, very very nice and versatile.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Salty maltiness with some peat smoke, a bit of leather and a hint of herbal notes combined with allspice and citrusy fruitiness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Salty peat combined with a bit sweeter fruitiness and some light oaky notes.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    https://www.kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=405

    Colour:
    Amber
    Nose:
    Mega fat, spicy and dark-red-fruity. With aromas of vanilla, tea, honey, slightly tart wood in combination with the finest leather and cardboard. The palette is enriched with fruity underlaid smoke and bitter chocolate mocha notes - put together in a very ingenious combination!
    Taste:
    Soft, spicy and elegant. Become more voluminous with leather, tea, yellow peppers, fresh herbs and vanilla. These fantastic old teen notes keep popping up. Again, with a slightly smoky background and refined with a pleasant honey sweetness - wow, that's fun!
    Finish:
    Medium-long - actually fading away with the notes of taste. The teen notes become more intense and a not too sweet caramel note appears - still very good!
    93 points
    N: 93P / G: 93P / F: 92P

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/highland-park-19581976-43-vol-ob/

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login