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Overall rating
94.11/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Intertrade (It)
Bottling serie
Special Selection
Vintage
19.11.1955
Bottled
26.11.1985
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
216
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2014 6:35 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2541,00

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49 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1955 It

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.11 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant whisky, great fruitiness on the nose, the palate is so complex with hints of smoke and herbal notes, a great one!

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    The nose is brilliant - this is already worth the money. The rest doesn't stay behind at all. The best Highland Park I ever had - it's on the level of any of the top whiskys. Having said that I also agree that this one is really legendary!
    • Nose
      Very fresh and intensive tropical fruits, ripe bananas, pineapples, little citrus , oranges and also apricots. Good sweetness like honey. And agreed there is also nectar. Faint touch of peat and smoke - and salty.
    • Taste
      Punchy, peppery, oily, creamy, liquorice - then sweet and fruity like citrus fruits and again ripe tropical fruits. Now the oak notes come up strongly - this is the phase when some notes of bitterness come up but still in a great balance with the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, burning and the oak notes make the finish.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge:
    Highland Park 30 yo 1955/1985 (53.2%, OB for Intertrade, 216 bottles)  Colour: straw. Nose: wow, it’s superb at first nosing! Lots of nectar, bunches of flowers from the fields, acacia honey, pollen… and also lots of coastal notes (sea air, sea water, oysters). What a fantastic balance! So complex and compact at the same time. Whiffs of peat mixed with very ripe plums, coffee cream, cappuccino, crystallised apricots… Just superb! It then gets smokier and smokier. If the palate matches the nose, this one should be an stunner. Let’s see…Mouth: yes, yes, yes! What a great attack! So clean, so pure, so ‘natural’! Creamy, spicy, smoky and perfectly fruity (there’s no point in listing all the fruits but I noticed longans), peppered apple pie, pear juice, high-end cider… This old Highland Park has everything, going any further would be maltporn, I’m afraid. 96 points (thanks, Luc)

  5. japanfan scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    A legend whisky. 96 WF points. Excellent

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