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Overall rating
82.49/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
25.09.2007
Bottled
01.03.2016
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrels
Casknumber
5368-5371,5374,5376
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
160206
Barcode
5020613057852
Added on
04 May 2016 9:33 pm by maltimore
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Average value

€ 61,95

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2007 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.49 points

  1. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 668: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eziby0qzR4 (83/100).

    "When you taste it neat... Mega sour. Really bitter. First question you're asking yourself is: Where the hell is the Highland Park?"

  2. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Super whisky, non-alcoholic, tastes like gardening
    • Nose
      Freshly mown grass without water, a touch of cowshed, a touch of vanilla, fruity with water, lime, lemon, freshly sawn wood, thyme, horse manure, earth, coniferous forest, alcohol I had none
    • Taste
      fresh, vanilla, brown bread, lime juice, freshly sawn wood, green apple, grassy-earthy, some sweet pear comes to it, distant dry smoke
    • Finish
      Lime juice and a little vanilla, dry smoke, freshly sawn wood, earthy, malt beer, remains earthy

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 58 Euro in August, 2016.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  My notes state this is an okayish underaged malt that is almost mature.  Easy drinkable...

  4. Segens scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting eleventh of 24 drams. From the Highlands I guess not too old (8 years) and about 58% alcohol. Nothing special but drinkable but I do not need to have this dram again.It wasn't Highlands but Highland Park ;-) Age and alcohol was quite good. As I am no big fan of Highland Park I am not surprised of my negative feedback.
    • Nose
      typical bourbon cask where you have decent glue, honey and a bit of oak. Alcohol is good implemented and you have some herbs. All in all also nothing special though. With water: now the alcohol tickling the nose which is surprising and a flower meadow influence. 
    • Taste
      A bit medical and also a bit bitter. The alcohol is too strong for me. So with water it is better as more balanced more fruity but still nothing special
    • Finish
      Without water the finish is quite young and metallic. With water: The bitterness is not fully gone but much less and is now better!

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    My first thought on the nose was Sauternes maturing, but the taste did not fit. He is definitely young, as far as the alcohol is concerned, he does not seem so strong, but that often deceives the young things. I lean out of the window and say it's 7-year-old Old Pulteney from Rattray, barrel 700752, ID 64804.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    So from Highland Park in my opinion has nothing. The key data fit but frighteningly well to the said Pulteney. One year older, 1.9% less. Also a prime example of well-integrated alcohol. The nose has weakened a lot, but in the mouth it is quite interesting.
    • Nose
      The first impression is white wine, sour French Vin de Pays. This is really just the first impression, the sour impression persists. After a while, the acid goes back noticeably, it gets pretty malty. Some cake dough in the background. Otherwise there is nothing. Maybe sweat? The acidity varies between citrusy and completely artificial notes. Heat brings grain, pears and caramel.
    • Taste
      The taste is also a bit sweet honey, but mainly herbs and dark caramel, malt beer. Here, however, no more acid. Slightly metallic, full mouthfeel but very soft.
    • Finish
      The finish leaves an impression of cocoa and chocolate.

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Very young distillate, very "new make". Pretty fruity anyway (pear). Palate: Malted cereal, young fruit. Again, very "new make". The alcohol is well balanced, however. Finale: Mandarin and apricot, with a growing bitterness. Verdict: It's very young (which is not my cup of tea, and I do not hide it), but well integrated and accessible.

  7. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: a lot of fruit, some hay. Light but warming. Vanilla sweetness. Later on a bit earthy. 

    Taste: sharp arrival, lots of pepper. Sweet and fruity. Oily mouthfeel, warm.

    Finish: surprisingly gentle. Floral and sweet. Absence of oak.

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