Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
25 years old
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
50.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2016 8:26 pm by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 572.98

26 × in wishlist

113 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1990 CA

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very far from my usual attractions for HP Sherry profile. But he is very fine, tells a complex story but so clear and obvious at the same time. A delicious whisky, to taste slowly, and not especially easy to access. It must be allowed a certain time to open up and reveal itself fully.
    • Nose
      Surprisingly, the nose is at first very focused on the sour, freshly cut, yellow lemon. Behind this lemon jostle fruit tree honey, exotic sweet fruit, and clouds of pollen. The whole is melted, creating a coherent marriage. After aeration, scents of apricot blossoms develop, as well as hints of dill.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fine, without any aggressiveness despite the 50%. Mixed fruit compote (yellow apple, lemon, apricot, among others). Flower honey is always ubiquitous, and exotic powdered spices are thrown by hand at times.
    • Finish
      Long. A spicy smoke emerges from nowhere, flanked by a slight fruity bitterness. The smoke, soon accompanied by a cloud of dry wood dust, remains a good moment in the mouth. Spicy spices make frequent passages on the tongue.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2 oz sample. Anytime you get to try a 25 year HP it’s a good day. This one is quite naked, and pretty bold actually.

    Massive oak influence, it takes away from the distillery character. A good dram, but perhaps not what you’d hope for, for a HP25.

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity fresh, citrus to tropical, mature smoke, some warehousemuff, discreet and yellow fruit on the tongue, perfect alcohol, fizzy powder, smoky and mineral, leaving with citrus fruits and smoke

  4. Ra_Di scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Finlaggan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  6. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very fine number, tastes good to me.
    I like the balance of fruit and spice, which (despite the age) never gets too bitter.
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits, soft and sweet, especially apples, malt, toast, some ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, honey
    • Taste
      Here, too, the apples are dominant, juicy, with a pleasant flavor, soft oak notes, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg.

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is, to me, an exquisite whisky, one that’s like a perfectly executed
    water high-jump.. clear and clean cut, almost no splashing at entry!
    • Nose
      93 93
      The flowery-smokey-sweet HP signature on a white sheet of lemon rind.. mellow but clear, uninterrupted by off notes.. i have an image of the curved, sleek lines of an old school luxury car from the 70s.. coffee, leather and dark spices create the perfect contrast with the ligther notes in the beginning
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, liquid, warm caramel, cafe con leche, white chocolate, honey dripping over bananas and chocolate sauce.. an incredibly strong, threedimensional taste of pinapple and peach..
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dry, white wine, white pepper.. green apples, mint, freshly cut greens..

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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