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Overall rating
81.52/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB52995
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

€ 6.46

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.52 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Actually, I always avoid such bestseller malts under the age of 14. But I got this bottle with an order. I must say. He didn't let me down. Good standard. Respect.
    • Nose
      Wet and mossy with salty caramel that mixes with the light smoke it starts on the nose. The sherry comes through immediately and a hint of toffee.
    • Taste
      Citrus notes with delicate smoke and sweet peaty notes. But rather in the dry direction. Clearly salty coastal region notes come in between. Not so bad, Mr. Specht.
    • Finish
      More medium than long and delicate woody. Again very earthy with a bitter aftertaste, but on the good side. Is still within good standard.

  2. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

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

  3. 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

  4. martinbuettner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. martinbuettner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. DulischM scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is really nice and sweet with a subtle smoke in the background, which is very pleasant and supports the aroma. A solid standard from HP; I will turn to the distillery more often in the future.
    • Nose
      The whisky is very sticky-sweet on the nose with syrup and honey. The honey is clearly floral, possibly heather, plus some nuts and few fruit aromas. Behind everything lies light smoke and the sea, when the glass is dry you can tell old wood spices.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth is the smoke in the background, in the foreground malt sweetness and citrus aromas with vanilla, honey and clover. Young wood spices can also be recognized, almost slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      The finish is again sweet with honey on the palate and a little spice.

  7. marmeladow scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    As a newcomer to the whisky world I tasted 2 miniatures, was impressed by the taste, but not overly enthusiastic - a newer bottling (viking honor) tasted about 2 years later tasted similar, but I liked it more
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruits Malt Sweet Vanilla Caramel Honey Heath Floral -
      Impressive copper gold. Takes a lot of time to develop. I did not notice any smoke
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oak Fruits Spices Malt Sherry Sweet Caramel Herbs Maritime Notes Herb Dark Chocolate.
      Somewhat surprising variety of flavors. Also here no smoke, at most smoke-imitating oak spice.
      Very discreet notes of maritime influence. Overall tasty and warming.
    • Finish
      81 81
      just under medium length, oaky-spicy-malty and residual sweetness, not particularly impressive

  8. 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;

  9. 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

  10. Astrid scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

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