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Highland Park 2003

Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
93
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Series
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill European Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5886
Number of bottles
630
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0320W L21
Barcode
5010314303426
Bottled for
Germany
Market
de Germany
Added on
27 Nov 2016 6:48 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 332,00

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Tastingtags

18 Notes

Tommyknocker
Expert Senior Tommyknocker Tasting note
15 Dec 2017 7:09 pm
Tommyknocker gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Pur: sehr intensiv, viel viel schöner, nicht dreckiger Sherry, süße, dunkle Kirsche, Pflaumenmus, dazu die Highlandparktypische Rauchigkeit, nicht dominant aber spürbar. Einzig die blumige Heidekrautnote kann sich nicht durchsetzen. Mit Wasser: Ledersessel, Lagerfeuer, Herbstlaub. Kommt gut.

Taste

Pur: kräftiger, auch hier sofort leicht rauchiger und dann schwer sherrylastiger Beginn. Dunkle Schokolade zieht die Backen zusammen, dann kommt die Himbeerfüllung dazu. Eiche bringt nocoh die Würze dazu. Bombe! Mit Wasser: wird ruachiger und maritimer, jetzt eher HP-typisch, aber auch jetzt noch leckerer, schwerer Sherry im Vordergrund.

Finish

mittellang, trockener werdend, Schokolade mittlerweile bei 99% Kakao angekommen. Und etwas Salz bleibt stehen.

Comments

ein sehr intensiver Highland Park. Schön, dass ein wenig Rauch und Salz verrät, dass es kein Speysider ist. Richtig gutes Fass war das! Erinnert mich an den Dark Origins, nur in Fassstärke.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
08 Oct 2017 1:03 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points

This is nice neat, no need for water, fruity sherry with some nice spice notes, Its not a heavy sherry which lets the flavours come out.

Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
87
Vince'
Expert Junior Vince' Review note
22 Aug 2017 3:58 pm
Vince' gave this whisky 89 points

Nase: Eine intensive weinartige süße Sherry Nase, leichtes kribbeln vom Alkohol und eine Spur Rauch sind zu vernehmen. Eine leicht herbe/würzige Note blitzt auch immer mal wieder durch, aber es überwiegt das süße Aroma. Erinnert mich an dunkle Trauben und Rosinen. Nach einer Weile dringt eine leichte Vanillesüße durch, vermischt mit rotem Traubensaft. Der Rauch tritt für mich eindeutig in den Hintergrund.

Geschmack: Süß und Kräftig im Antritt, Alkohol ist minimal spürbar, aber nicht unangenehm…dicht gefolgt vom Lagerfeuer Rauch. Unterbrechung durchs Telefon…

Zweiter Schluck: Süß/fruchtiger Sherry mit Barbecue gefolgt von Rauch und Zartbitterschokolade. Im Abgang dann Kaffeenoten, eine Assoziation an Tabak/Leder, ein Hauch Restsüße und etwas Rauch. Ist der gut? JA der ist wirklich gut! Gefällt mir ausgezeichnet. Brauchte aber etwas Standzeit und der jetzige Kaufpreis wäre es mir leider auch nicht Wert.


Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
91
Mannix65
Expert Senior Mannix65 Tasting note
01 May 2017 10:33 pm
Mannix65 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

eine dominante Sherrywand, rosinen, dunkle Schokolade, Dörrpflaumen, frisch gemahlener Kaffee, Röstaromen - ich meine auch etwas Salz zu vernehmen

Taste

Intensiver trockener Sherry, rosinen, Datteln, Trockenpflaumen, Gewürznelken, Eiche

Finish

trocken, mittellang mit viel Sherry

Comments

ein leckeres klassisches Sherrybrett, das vom Destillencharakter nichts übrig lässt, leider gehypt und deshalb zu teuer

Mannix65
Expert Senior Mannix65 Review note
01 May 2017 10:21 pm
Mannix65 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
86
Tobi2100
Expert Senior Tobi2100 Tasting note
11 Apr 2017 5:50 pm
Tobi2100 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

dunkel, tief, komplex, fetter Sherry, Balsamico- und Röstnoten, karamellisierter leicht angebrannter Zucker, Pflaumen, Orangen, Rosinen

Taste

süß, Pflaumen, Rosinen, nussig, Milchschokolade, würzig scharf

Finish

gerade noch mittel, trocken mit Früchten, leichte Salzigkeit, etwas Rauch, kein Holz

Comments

Mit Wasser: Der Alkohol und sein Schärfe treten in den Hintergrund sonst für mich keine Veränderungen.

Mehr Frucht als Süße vielleicht ein Olorosofass?! Der Highlandpark Brennereicharakter ist völlig abhanden gekommen, stört aber nicht. Guter Whisky, krasse Sherrybombe, Ausgabepreis war fair(ca.120€ 01/2017). Er liefert genau das ab was man erwartet.

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
28 Feb 2017 9:00 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Sherry, plums, raisins, oranges, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, dark fruits, currants, oak!

Taste

Plums, sherry, smoke, dark fruits, sweet figs, dates, hints of leather.

Finish

Medium. Sherry and oak with hints of smoke.

Comments
With water: More fruits (red and dried fruits), more sweet smoke, medium to long concerning the finish. All in all not very much HP left in this whisky.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
15 Feb 2017 10:07 am
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Bold and intense! Instantly lots of sherry on the nose, mixed with raisins, plums, dark cherries, dried figs and oranges. Caramelised sugar, dark chocolate, almost espresso, and subtle leather with a touch of fragrant smoke in the background.

Taste

Rich and strong on the palate with hugely voluptuous sherry. Fruity sweetness of dark cherries, plums and raisins, complemented with a warming spiciness of oak, cinnamon, allspice and a hint of black pepper. Some walnut flavours emerge nicely wrapped in gentle wood smoke.

Finish

The finish is medium long, warm and subtle sweet while nutty flavours, dry oak, and notes of balsamic vinegar and liquorice take over.
With water: Significantly tamed on the nose with a splash of water. Still lots of sherry, raisins and dates, while notes of dark chocolate and wood smoke are pushed in the background. Rich and creamy sweet on the palate with sherry and oranges, followed by a slightly warming spiciness of cinnamon, white pepper and lots of prickling oak. The finish shows medium length, with a subtle creamy sweetness and dry notes of prickling oak.

Comments

This heavily-sherried expression of Highland Park is utterly delicious. It presents the whole range of delicate flavours sherry aficionados expect from a sherry bomb. Rich, intense with the alcohol being well-integrated. However, Highland Park lovers would entirely miss the distillery character - peat smoke, citric notes and heather, which is completely masked by the sherry. A voluptuous after dinner malt though.

https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/highland-park/

hedonisto
Member Senior hedonisto Review note
04 Jan 2017 10:36 pm
hedonisto gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
87
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
86
hedonisto
Member Senior hedonisto Tasting note
04 Jan 2017 10:56 pm
hedonisto gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

voll ,dicht, fett ,sherry bis zum anschlag dunkle früchte ertsaunlich springbankig hat diese salznote, jemand hat es schon geschrieben aber ich kann es 100% nachvollziehen

Taste

fängt bitter dann süß, ich bilde mir ein hätte er nicht viel länger liegen dürfen, trotzdem sehr interssant der sherry drückt voll durch auch im geschmack findet sich wieder dieser salzige "springbank style"

Finish

schön lang und süß nochmals machen sich die bitternoten breit

Comments

ein besonderer highland park, hier natürlich sehr vom fass dominiert

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