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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
- 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.
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.
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.
Same vein, a little earth, a little wood, a little malt, and a few lactic notes. Not very interesting.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Vanilla apricot, sweet white wine, a hint of salt, a honeycomb liquid, and a very light iodine breeze.
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.