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Overall rating
81.07/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5010314505202
Added on
21 Mar 2014 11:07 am by MasonBones

Average value

€ 6.31

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.07 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Actually, I always avoid such bestseller malt under 14 years. But I got this vial for an order. I have to say. He did not disappoint me. Good standard. Respect.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Wet and mossy with salty caramel that mixes with the light smoke, it starts at the nose. Immediately comes the sherry and a touch of toffee.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Citrus notes with delicate smoke and sweet peaty. But rather in the dry direction. Clearly salty coastal notes come in between. Not so bad Mr Specht.
    • Finish
      78 78
      More medium like long and tender woody. Again very earthy with a bit of bitter aftertaste, but on the good side. Is still within the framework of good standard.

  2. Astrid scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful beginner, straigthforward in profile.
    • Nose
      balanced, floral vanilla, light aromatic smoke, sherry with ripe fruit, orange and some raisins, dried figs, soft chocolate caramel, slightly spicy oak with hazelnuts, a little honey but little sweetness, but salty impressions
    • Taste
      incredibly soft on the go, lots of honey, heather, malt, then subtle smoke and very fine wood ash, beautiful spice, with many dark ripe fruit, very full-bodied sherry, slightly stronger oak, dark chocolate and cocoa, creamy
    • Finish
      Delicate astringent, dry dark chocolate, aromatic smoke - campfire ash and charcoal, sweetish sherry, dry fruit, with malty hazelnuts at the end

  3. DulischM scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    nice and sweet with subtle smoke
    solid standard
    • Nose
      sticky sweet, syrup, honey
      floral, heather
      Nut, little fruit aromas
      light smoke and sea behind everything, old wood seasoning
    • Taste
      Smoke in the background
      Malt sweetness, citrus flavors, vanilla, honey, clover
      young wood spice, almost peppery
    • Finish
      sweet, honey, some spice

  4. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. marmeladow scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting 2 miniatures as a beginner was done, but not enthusiastic
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruit Malt Sweet Vanilla Caramel Honey Heather Floral
      impressive copper gold. Takes a lot of time to develop. I didn't notice any smoke
    • Taste
      84 84
      k: oak fruits spices malt sherry sweet caramel herbs maritime notes herb dark chocolate, good and somewhat surprising variety of flavors. No smoke here either, at most smoke-mimicking oak wort. Very discreet notes of maritime influence. Overall tasty and warm.
    • Finish
      81 81
      just medium length, oaky-spicy-malty and residual sweetness, not particularly impressive

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The perfect "all-rounder", a malt that is ideal for beginners is always cheap available. Top price-performance ratio;
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      Sweetness (honey), yellow fruits, (sherry note), herbs, fine smoke;
    • Taste
      soft onset, noticeable smoke, honey, sherry, fruity, malty, spicy oak, harmoniously rounded;
    • Finish
      mid-length fruity finish; in the finish wood, oak;

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Classic whisky, one of the best in the class. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      Rubber boots, light smoke, vanilla, nougat hints
    • Taste
      Spicy, smoky, butterscotch, vanilla, pear
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, a bit spicy

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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