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Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.06/100
votes
1307
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010314570101
Added on
07 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,17

107 × in wishlist

1307 × member ratings

4351 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

232 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.06 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Administrator

    Considered as great all-rounder, Highland Park 12 combines distinctive features of Speyside, Highland and Islay whiskies. The nose has a complex range and is well-balanced. Sweet caramel and honey notes are complemented by delicate bonfire smoke and hints of sherry cask maturation. Tastewise, it starts sweet with full-bodied maltiness before turning dry, spicy and mildly peaty in the prolonged finish - a unique feature of Highland Park. Altogether, a quality Single Malt which would benefit from no chill-filtration and a higher bottling strength.

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Tastes and is suitable as an everyday dram, without me particularly excited.
    • Nose
      Overall, rather light nose: minimal smoke, floral and tart herbs, yellow fruit from pear and peach, caramel, at times significantly alcohol for the 40%.
    • Taste
      Mild and sweet-sour, pear, caramel, sour citrus, hints of chocolate. The smoke is no longer felt.
    • Finish
      Pleasant and warm-spicy, but not particularly long, the sweet and fruity aromas soon disappear.

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    He has never tasted as good as he has today. Much (and especially dark chocolate) aroma, longer finish than usual, the citrus fruits come out nice ... either I taste today more than usual from the HP12 - or he has evolved in the meanwhile half empty bottle but a lot ... like whatever - today: beautiful malt, I like it!
    • Nose
      Oranges, orange blossom, clover, heather, honey, vanilla, milk chocolate, fine smoke
    • Taste
      fruity-sweet with lemon, grapefruit, orange and much dark chocolate sauce, honey, nougat, sweetish herbs, fine smoke, vanilla, light ginger, oatmeal cookies
    • Finish
      medium long, oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate coating, vanilla, clover sweetness, smoke, orange

  4. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very successful standard for small money, which has missed the step to really great with its low alcohol strength. 84P
    • Nose
      Sweet and resinous. Fir honey, earth, kräutriger smoke. Sherry influence and lilac blossom. Hay and plant sections. Mint, beeswax.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, fast watery-bitter. Earth, fine smoke, wall unit, pine resin. Serge writes tea with milk - I can not get that off my tongue now. Plant sections, as I wrote earlier: "Tastes after gardening".
    • Finish
      Spicy-bitter, black coffee, resin and fir honey. Dry, hay.

  5. mosesumike scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice and easy. The nose stands out slightly. 79 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet honey with a subtle spiciness. A touch of smoke. Caramel and herbs. Also some nutty sherry is here. Warm and full. Tobacco. It gets spicier then. Banana with bacon. Oak comes through too.
    • Taste
      Sweet, a bit flat at first. Then it becomes more intense. Tobacco forms. Sherry, nuts and honey. Spicy oak dominates the tasting. Only at the second sip is smoke there.
    • Finish
      Medium long, rather dry. Oak.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Nose is still very nice - but on the palate it is a bit too sour and too thin for me - Zechmalt
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, sherry sweets with orange oil, licorice, lemon, some salt, caramel, pinewood, fleshy, sour
    • Taste
      thin and weak - then mint, orange, pine wood with a lot of resin, larger sips do not really compensate for the perceived wateriness
    • Finish
      Citrus, slightly oak, easily dripping very noticeable licorice - relatively short

  9. Glen Krid scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. berarith73 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

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