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Overall rating
87.22/100
votes
238
Whiskybase ID
WB46257
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Whisky Maker
Added on
15 Nov 2013 11:13 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 126.95

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I paid 85€ for it which is a reasonable price for this OB in 2017. I noticed that many retailers price it over 100€ these days. I would NOT spend that kind of money for it. It's an easy-drinking daily dram and I like it but the old price of around 70€ was just right considering the quality that you get in your glass. Stock up on this as long as prices last under 100€!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Highlander65 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, but I expected more.
    • Nose
      "Dark" aroma of red fruits, tobacco, cocoa powder, raisins, licorice, light peat, everything is very nuanced, well balanced but at the same time a bit elusive, perhaps the 43% dilution softens the aromas.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is slightly tannic, still notes of tobacco, cocoa, plus there are pleasant spices and raisins in alcohol.
    • Finish
      Short finish, bitter cocoa

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    delicate, aromatic smoke, slightly vinous fruit notes (grapes),
    fresh / sour oak, some sherry, a hint of orange, trace of chocolate, wood notes.

    Taste:
    With sherry aromas, sweet and slightly fruity, some spice, barrel / coffee aromas, oak, delicate smoke.
    Everything interwoven, soft. Oak aromas are pronounced but not disturbing because they are not bitter or astringent.

    Aroma:
    Herb-sweet with oak, spices, sherry, some smoke. Slightly long malty-sweetish finish.

  4. Coldorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not sure it's worth the price, you can get better whiskies for this kind of money.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, caramel, hints of spices, fruits, flowers, slightly smokey barley
    • Taste
      83 83
      Watery mouthfeel. Little spices, citrus, apple, orange. Hints of peat.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long on almond and nutmeg, slightly drying

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The HP18, a delicious, complex and very good malt;
    [Color] dark copper;
    • Nose
      Bouquet of sherry, caramel, honey, vanilla, malt, little smoke and oak;
    • Taste
      full-bodied onion with caramel, honey, toffee, milk chocolate, sherry, delicate smoke and spice, complex;
    • Finish
      medium-length, soft finish; Toffee sounds like;

  6. Butei scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This is the first HP I ever tasted and to be honest what a surprise (it was a gift). Although not the most complexed whisky I ever tasted, for me it is perfect in the sense that it is exactly what I expect when I drink a whisky. It is completely balanced. It is powerfull yet smooth. It has multiple flavors but not overdone. I love it.

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: sweet with spices, leather, oak, dried fruits, heather honey, raisin, berries, christmas cake, citrus, tangerine and very light smoke peated aroma at the background notes.
    Mouth: sweet with spices, dried fruits, oak, berries, raisin and very light peated smoke notes.
    Finish: long and sweet with spices, oak, leather, raisin, chocolate and citrus notes.
    Highland Park 18YO is a very good balanced and tasty whisky. I like it very much. I gave 88 points.

  9. Jpspecial scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    heather peat. Fruit salad apples. Light citrus notes. Very light and fresh nose.
    Great mouth feel. Mouth coating oloroso. Some bite from the oak spices pepper. Nice aftertaste.

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, christmas cake, salt, dried fruits, red apples, heather honey notes on nose.

    Sweet fruits, raisin, light heather peated smoke, spices, dust, herbal notes on palate.

    Spices, oak cask, dryness, grass, heather peat notes on long finish.

    This whisky is a very tasty! 

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