Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
90
Whiskybase ID
WB61607
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.02.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak from Spain
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Whisky Maker
Bottle code
L0041S L4 12/02
Barcode
5010314005108
Added on
24 nov 2014 10:01 pm by wuenne
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 158.83

5 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

274 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Highland Park 18-year-old

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.61 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    First of all: Now you get it for less than 100EUR and that's where it belongs. A wonderful standard that should not be missing in any shelf. In my early days he had completely blown me away. But today I realize that he can not get over 90 anymore. But still, house whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet oak, light smoke, sweet nuts and very fruity with oranges and peaches he sets off. It takes time and only makes it better. Balanced and sweet, it promises bananas and mild honey in the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty sweet malt with caramel and brown sugar. Very good mouthfeel with a supple oily body at a high level makes him play the muscles. Is it almonds or hazelnuts is not clear but the interaction of everything makes the experience! Well done.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather long and wonderfully complex. Unexpectedly sweet, the oak remains on the palate without becoming woody or bitter. Class finish. Very warm and smooth he slides off the stage! There comes joy. Refill is announced.

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Apikalov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel, honey
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medium dark chocolate, Sherry, dark fruits of cherries and blueberries
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long lasting finishing of the same taste notes.

  9. 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;

  10. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This was the first bottle of whisky over $100 USD that I've ever purchased (year 2012) and I still remember tasting it like it was yesterday. An absolutely classic, and a bottle that I've recommended to a number of people as something they should try as they begin their journey through the whisky world. Back when I first started drinking, this was the perfect ABV. Nowadays, I wish this was closer to 50%.

  11. Kodijack scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Not for everyday, because one should not waste it. But outstanding stuff.

  12. Nosingbär scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Contributed from September 2015 Do not understand the hype about the whisky, maybe you have to drink more of it to find it good ... I could not have blindly distinguished it from a standard 12-year-old smoker. 82/100
    • Nose
      Strong campfire smoke + slightly phenolic (much smoother than the 12 yo), lemon peels, salty, after a few minutes malty, minty, sherry gets through, raisins
    • Taste
      sweet, smoky, later fruity, lemon, salt
    • Finish
      Salty, oak, honey, lemon

  13. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017

    remains a classic
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. Wiz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Chicagoexpat did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have a new bottle with the code L0099Y 08:03 22:20.  I chose this bottle in the database because of the

  16. Sherrybomber scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    Really no punch - that is not typical for HP
    • Nose
      Oaky, little leathery, nutty, hints of honey dew - actually pretty typical HP profile
    • Taste
      Smooth, sweet, little fruity, blossom water
    • Finish
      Medium short

  18. Alex scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    versus the bottling of 2007, this newer version sadly lost significant depth, complexity and flavors

  19. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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