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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 15-year-old
29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.17 points
- well balanced, very good HP. nice spices from the casks, the typical heather and that subtile smokiness is all there.
- Sweet dry smokiness, hint of camphor, honey, vanilla and a long medium sweet finish
- More American oak than the 12 year old. An unusual HP, but I like it!
Some peat smoke, sweet, honey, vanilla, caramel, flowery, heather
Fruity (grapefruit, citrus), peat smoke, vanilla, creamy, oily, caramel, grassy, hay
Long, smoky, citrus, dry
- A classic!
Floral sweetness. I don't detect as much smoke as in the 12YO. Lovely fresh and fruity. Lemongrass and even dill
very fresh and fruity with a distinctive accent of spices. Fresh star anise. Even a small hint of yoghurt. Sounds like curry!
oily, fairly greasy. Light notes of toasted oak
- A new expression due out in March, positioned between the 12 and 18 year
old versions. A fresh and enormously drinkable whisky; very silky, with
honeyed malt, delicate citrus and berry fruit, floral notes (heather
and lavender), and a hint of cocoa and sea spray.
- Is actually a little disappointing, same as the standard bottling of HP, was also disappointing in my memory.
De Toeter July 23, 2017
pretty malty, mowed grass showing. Fairly mild with little floral tones. Small pepper, surprisingly spicy in the neu
fruit, small hint of peat. Tasty malt. Soft, low in alcohol?
little Kelly Bean-like, sweeter than I thought. Absolutely true.
- Nose: honey, vanilla, faint whiffs of smoke. Rather pleasant albeit weak.
Taste: smoked honey with some nice clean fruits in it. Green apples. Hints of grape juice. Pleasant, but also quite thin, the 40% doesn't really do it justice, it would have been a lot better at 46% or cask strength.
Finish: short, though the smoke lingers a bit more.Comments: the whisky itself isn't bad actually. Quite pleasant, and a good introduction to Highland Park. However, the low alcohol % rather kills it.
My main problem however is the price. This thing costs 100€ here in Denmark, and that's just a ripoff, it's NOT worth that price. Some 25-30€, sure, but not more.
Should this affect the grade of the whisky? In my opinion, yes.
I just cannot recommend this whisky, which is a shame.