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Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.72/100
votes
97
Whiskybase ID
WB81241
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Added on
18 Apr 2016 12:33 pm by hartist

Average value

€ 163.35

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97 × member ratings

265 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.72 points

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A classy whisky with a vibrant palate and excellent balance. Well, how can you not remember the expression that "before the grass was greener" ?!
    • Nose
      At first, it meets with powerful sherry shades (figs, prunes, dates); followed by dark chocolate, coffee, cigar leaves and all kinds of spices. In the depths there is a light smoke and shades of the sea.
    • Taste
      Sherry, sweet-berry and at the same time salty, slightly smoked, peppery. Tasty!
    • Finish
      Medium duration, but very lively, filled with tones of dried fruits, dark chocolate, rich spices and delicate phenols, with a light cigar flavor.

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Typical heather honey nose, fresh citrus notes (almost reminiscent of Klostein), with wood smoke, some lilac and sherry in the background. The smoke becomes more and more evident over time, but it is never intrusive, but it gives the malt a sense of complexity. Gradually, toffee, freshly painted coffee, some nuts and herbaceous notes.

    Mouth: Nice juicy fruit, orange, with a lot of heather honey, grapefruit and quickly quite tart tones, heather, earth, wood and liquorice. A little caramel in the background, and the mouthfeel is characterized by a good balance.

    Finish: Quite long, quite tart and also dry, salty, peppery and with a fine smoke in the aftertaste.

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  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant antique, complex flavors, but thin. 84/85.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Grass, orange peel, salted minerals, peach, honey and matured oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily. Peat and smoke, strawberry, orange marmalade and pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, spicy.

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