Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Light, luscious and lovely
Stated Age
16 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:13 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,54

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1999 SMWS 4.221

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: We are island hopping now and dropping the age a bit, but we are still in maturation sweet-spot territory. This HP is sweet with barley-grass, a little smoked linseed oil, doughy [brioche, sweet rye bread & panettone], and ripe pineapple - yet cut near the bark.
    T: Similar flavour profile, rather lovely slick mouthfeel, a little oily, a hint of metallic paint and metal workshops. Water brings out more of the smoke on the palate and the barley character itself. There’s a little cloying as the darker oak-mash notes dig in but more water brings the fruits to the fore.
    F: A little smoked oil now with a light sprinkles white pepper,..... then a long barley sweet travel with a concentrated bitter-fruity-tincture quality, still oily and vanilla seasoned towards the death. Moves from an oily to a waxy mouthfeel. Barley>oak finish
    C: Certainly the simplest dram of the day, most balanced and un-muddled. The nose is simply charming. Let’s continue the island hop and keep the age up WB.

    Scores a B-

  2. mandragoru scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes

    The nose is clean and bright as a winter moon – wood-sap, meadow grass, tinned mandarins, vanilla, apricot Danish and pineapple humps; time brings hints of burnt twigs and light smoke and a lovely combination of chocolate and lemon zest. The palate delivers a silken swirl of honey and chocolate, Toblerone, crème caramel and syrupy peaches and mangoes with light dustings of chilli – dry sharp pear in the finish. Water (totally unnecessary) brings wine gums and floral suspicions to the nose. The palate now balances tasty fruity sweetness with the poignant bitterness of orange oil and sanded wood – light, luscious and lovely.DRINKING TIP: For a lazy Sunday afternoon – or maybe after dark to toast the rising moon.


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