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Overall rating
81.40/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Vintage
07.1995
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
American Oak + Madeira Cask Finish
Casknumber
9151
Number of bottles
288
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Jan 2016 9:12 am by Iron Lung
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170,38

3 × in wishlist

7 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1995 CC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.40 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Well ... maybe it's me but I wouldn't call it great, nor even interesting despite the unorthodox maturation. It's mostly quite flat and static - but I can't say it's bad.
    • Nose
      A few apples and fresh walnuts from the wine but clearly some rubber as well, as expected. Slightly solventy and even sulfury at times. The vinous side develops with time adding more fruits. Not bad, but not terrific either.
    • Taste
      It already wasn't a bomb but now it's really speaking low ... quite flat. Slightly earthy, slightly wine-y and woody ... But I'm really not getting much, I don't understand. Quite malty-earthy with some brown bread.
    • Finish
      Same vein, a little earth, a little wood, a little malt, and a few lactic notes. Not very interesting.

  3. Toffie76 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I have a little trouble with the winey character of the whole and the astringent and strongly peppery development on the end. Hp atypical and interesting in this respect. But it's not my thing.

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The contribution of the wine cask is quite marked, but all works pretty well. It is difficult to recognize Highland Park. The nose is particularly nice and off the beaten track.
    • Nose
      Vinous notes poke the nose. Behind that, jostled toasted bread, well-cooked yellow fruits, and a light woody smoke. The malt / toasted bread side develops with aeration.
    • Taste
      Vanilla apricot, sweet white wine, a hint of salt, a honeycomb liquid, and a very light iodine breeze.
    • Finish
      Average. The peppery spices wake up at once and sting on the cheeks. A vinous astringency creeps in. The pinches of salt remain a moment.

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