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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
16.10.2001
Bottled
08.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
3001
Number of bottles
196
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613059290
Bottled for
Q project - Quest for quality
Added on
17 Oct 2016 11:16 am by peathead
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

2 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2001 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rare that I taste with water but it seemed essential for this dram.
    • Nose
      1st very alcoholic scents and notes of soap / lemon. There is honey, sugar and wet cardboard too.

      With water the lemon is always there with a minty touch. There is a very very fine smoke and a few fruits in addition.
    • Taste
      Pungent, dry, spicy and bitterness. Vegetable and herbaceous notes are present too.

      With water it is less aggressive and more expressive on vegetal notes, mushrooms and some spices.
    • Finish
      Long on caramelized bitterness, fresh mint and spices / pepper.

      With water it's more or less the same thing.

  2. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A little closed HP, the water is doing very well.
    • Nose
      Superficial vanilla, slightly flowery, cotton candy, biscuit dough, banana, some lemon jelly, water is good for him and brings both the flowery notes and the vanilla to the front
    • Taste
      Powerful on the nose, slightly peppery, vanilla, mineral notes, citrus notes, oak spice, a lot of warmth, a little bit of bitterness, water makes it much creamier and rounder, it gets really thick, vanilla gets stronger here as well
    • Finish
      Much warmth at the beginning, the bitterness unfolds, but the spirit fights against it, longer finish, with water the nose comes completely in the mouth, the flowery and the vanilla displace the oak

  3. Blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good, of a nice complexity and maturity for a whisky of 15 years!
    • Nose
      A little closed at first, airing does him the greatest good: Cooked apple, caramelized sugar, a little vanilla, a fine peat never medicinal. Nice and more complex than his age could have predicted.
    • Taste
      Creamy texture, sharp, acidic attack, much fresher and typical HP than the nose. Herbaceous and precise, slightly spicy, beautiful length and never too aggressive even without water.
    • Finish
      Long enough, a light caramelized wood.

  4. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1251
    • Nose
      Rather discreet. Apples, herbs, honey. Later, a little more greedy with toffee. Not very intense. With a little water, cooler, more open, more typical of a Bourbon First Fill.
    • Taste
      Delicate in aromas, but beautiful big texture, very full. Some chocolate notes. With water, nice, but a little lively.
    • Finish
      Notes of dry grass.

  6. peathead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is the first bottling for Luca Vins in Oostkamp (BE). I tasted it in the shop and it felt like it was a refill sherry. It is not bad at all!
    In the nose this HP is very sweet, fruity, a little smoky (and peat too?) And spicy.
    On the palate it's more smoked now, more vanilla too, mint, spicy (a bit like Jägermeister but not as dominant).
    The finish is powerful without water, medium, smoked, spices always and slightly dry.
    With some drops of water it's really drinkable (and also more peppery).

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