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Overall rating
89.36/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB71430
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Whisky Smash
Vintage
19.04.1999
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
4.210
Number of bottles
228
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2015 7:41 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 161.83

5 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1999 SMWS 4.210

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Issue price for members: 61.20GBP

    (Www.smws.com/whisky-smash)

    Extremely interesting Highland Park. At first I don't have that much in my nose. A bit of seaweed, pickled cucumber ... but it gets "wild" with increasing temperature. In contrast, a lot more happens in the mouth from the first second. Very, very spicy. Wasabi, celery ... bag soup. The more you chew on it, the more of these flavors emerge. Insanely exciting what appears there. For me one of the most spectacular HPs of the SMWS. Terrific!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. fritzbrause scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very peaty and phenolic in the nose for an Orkney whisky. you guess islay on the nose. on the tongue it starts intriguingly easy and then explodes with a bunch of smoke and honey. cool. a surprise whisky! water lets him getting easier and the explosion is gone. therefore a load of woody, smokey tones appear. cool stuff! unusual Orkney

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Bunch of Muscat Blanc 
    Flavour: Oily & coastal Different Panel members had different pictures nosing neat;
    one had just finished trimming the privet hedge, whilst another was looking at
    a plethora of leftover paint in the garage to decide the next DIY project and
    yet another inspecting an old upturned boat on a pebble beach. An intense icy
    fresh mouth-feel like a ‘Whisky Smash’ with a subtle sweet peat smoke infusion.
    Water added an intriguing mixture of sweet, salty, herbal and phenolic aromas;
    cloves, rosemary, burnt brown sugar, mint, and seaweed. The taste was an
    iceberg wedge salad with red peppers, black olives and roasted pine nuts with
    an olive oil dressing.

    Drinking Tip: Having a break at the ceilidh dance

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