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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
- Delicious! Was lucky enough to secure a bottle.
- Fruity and light, elegant and balanced.
Lack a bit of complexity, but still a solid 90 pts.
- I had looked forward to this one, but no bells or whistles, I'm afraid. Still a decent dram.
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.
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.
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.
- A good one.
Fresh, zesty 7-Up, citrus (lemon), pear
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.
Medium length. No off notes, other than a hint of bitterness at the end.
- 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.
- A good Highland Park but missing a bit the big bang or the thing which would have made it "special"
Flower meadow, honey, herbs. Very smooth and absolutely nice balanced. A great nose!
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!
Good finish with a long herb influence but not bitter.