Overall rating
92.60/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB63753
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Tantalus
Vintage
1968
Stated Age
45 years old
Casknumber
5643
Strength
41.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 jan 2015 3:23 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2750.00

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park 1968 DT

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 92.60 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A fine evening at Hedonism brought some 'luxury' packaged whisky from Duncan Taylor. Tonight's selection is from bourbon casks and predominantly bottled as part of the ‘Tantalus’ range. As far as i can ascertain Tantalus is no different to the ‘Peerless’, ‘Rarest of the Rare’ or ‘Rare Auld’ range - albeit in a fancy bottle and wooden presentation holder. What remains the same is Duncan Taylor’s believe in single cask, cask strength whiskies bottled at great age which meant they were [and are] pricey - but as we know, that's not necessarily any reflection of quality. Starting with a Glen Grant WB, and followed up with a Glen Mhor WB, we conclude with this 1968 Highland Park.
    N: Some shoe polish, linseeds, linseed oil, almond oil [although it's not that oily overall], ripe plums in a brown paper bag, cloves, stewed fruits and even a hint of ripe banana. Citrus too, lemony cleaning products, a little rhubarb, char/smoke and a little hint of After Eight. There’s something decidedly Cragganmore-ish about this HP, particularly reminiscent of some vintage family casks i recently experienced at the Ballindalloch distillery in 2016, although they were only mere 28-30 year olds.
    T: Aah again, doesn't really deliver [its been a common thread tonight]. Tannins swamp the palate, tannic sugars, lots of oak - then it shrinks in the mouth. Into the finish, it's more herbal than expected. Sure it's thin but it's also more concentrated also.
    F: ... followed by more bourbon traits.
    C: Don't get me wrong, this is a very good, tasty dram - but there's often a disappointment when the palate doesn't follow up on a vibrant, interesting, chatty nose. Its fair to say that hefty price tags, fancy packaging and opulent surroundings can often set one up for a bigger drop.

    Scores a B-

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