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Overall rating
89.44/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB87186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #6
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
10526
Number of bottles
240
Strength
43.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Over 25 Years
Added on
26 Sep 2016 12:24 pm by lrb85
ColoredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549.00

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1989 LMDW

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.44 points

  1. RonSwanson1! scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Delicious! Was lucky enough to secure a bottle.

  2. HansG scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and light, elegant and balanced.
    Lack a bit of complexity, but still a solid 90 pts.

  3. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I had looked forward to this one, but no bells or whistles, I'm afraid. Still a decent dram.

    Review: https://youtu.be/xwKtkEoTGjo
    • Nose
      88 88
      Light and fruity, honeysuckle, vanilla, honey, custard, other white and yellow flowery notes, nice fresh hay. Flowery meadow with sweetness on top. Very light varnish and herbal notes. Ultimately more notes of freshly sanded wood, which I think is great.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Starting warm with some sweet notes, malt sugar, vanilla, and light spices. Deeper, meatier umami flavours join in as well. Pear juice, and some light oak enters. Very mellow HP expression, this one, very easy drinker, but it's a bit too anonymous for my taste. I'm missing some more action on the palate. In the end heavy notes of chamomile tea take over, and that's not really my thing.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Comes down slowly, sweetness reduced a lot, still some fruit juices, but more hay, very subtle oak. Peat is negligeable. I'd even say it's becoming a bit watery at the end.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A good one.
    • Nose
      Fresh, zesty 7-Up, citrus (lemon), pear
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel. Oily. Creamy. Herbal. Subtle peat. A bit like a Springbank bourbon cask, with more fruits (pear, green apples) and without the excessive funkiness. 
    • Finish
      Medium length. No off notes, other than a hint of bitterness at the end. 

  5. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    LMDW tasting note
    Color: pale gold. Nose: fresh, complex. The very first nose is herbaceous (cut hay), fruity (yellow melon) and floral (heather). Then, it becomes more mature (beeswax, leather), spicy (root of ginger) and very slightly smoked (Havana, dried twig). In a haughty and airy way, its floral character is more and more affirmed (lilac, wallflower). With elegance, it continues with notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit). Palate: fine, racy. Deliciously honeyed (acacia), the attack on the palate is in turn floral (lily, lily of the valley) and green (fresh grass). The mid-palate offers us to browse a heath covered with heather while a few black fruits (cherry, blueberry) highlight its deeply fruity character. Notes of agave and coconut precede a finish that is guessed heady. Final: delicate, subtle and nuanced, it shows as planned heady (lily, iris, carnation) and even spicy (Cayenne). Then, with gluttony, it extends on notes of nougat, praline and date. In retro-olfaction, it floats like a light perfume of peat mingled with heather. The empty glass is herbaceous (vegetal), floral (freesia), honey (lavender) and malty.

  6. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good Highland Park but missing a bit the big bang or the thing which would have made it "special" 
    • Nose
      Flower meadow, honey, herbs. Very smooth and absolutely nice balanced. A great nose!
    • Taste
      beewax, herbs, grapes and flower meadow again but missing a bit of intensity. Maybe the 43% are 1 or 2% too less for me. Nevertheless a good dram!
    • Finish
      Good finish with a long herb influence but not bitter. 

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