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Highland Park 2003

Overall rating
88.73/100
votes
98
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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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2003

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A youthful fruity sherry with lots of leather, dark fruit jams, plenty of rancio notes on this one.
      The sherry starts to dominate after a few minutes with a little wet wood thrown in.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel, very rich with a really spicy side but also drying with it.
      This does remind me of a fortified wine but I think this has good balance.
      Seems to get a little bitter but for once this adds to the profile.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy with a spicy tail

      With water:-

      Water has released some menthol and cough candy, with chocolate mints on the nose.
      The palate is even more spicy now with sherry starting to dominate.

      This is a solid 90 pointer.

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intensive. Raisins, brown sugar, distant campfire. Cherry juice, powdered sugar, fresh vanilla pods. A trace of freshly sized wood. Wet garden soil.
    • Taste
      Dark cherries, pepper, a little honey. Wet soil, forest soil, a hint of menthol. Chocolate sauce, tobacco and ashes. Earl Gray tea with candy sugar.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a very intense Highland Park. Nice that a little smoke and salt reveals that it is not a Speysider. That was really good barrel! Reminds me of the Dark Origins, only in cask strength.
    • Nose
      Pure: very intense, much more beautiful, not dirty sherry, sweet, dark cherry, plum jam, to the highland park typical smokiness, not dominant but noticeable. Only the flowery heather note can not prevail. With water: leather armchair, campfire, autumn leaves. Comes good.
    • Taste
      Pur: stronger, again slightly smoky and then heavy sherrylastiger beginning. Dark chocolate pulls the cheeks together, then the raspberry filling comes along. Oak brings nocoh the spice to it. Bomb! With water: becomes more ruachiger and maritime, now rather HP typical, but also now more delicious, heavy sherry in the foreground.
    • Finish
      medium long, getting drier, chocolate now at 99% cocoa arrived. And some salt stops.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: An intense wine-like sweet sherry nose, a slight tingle of alcohol and a hint of smoke can be heard. A slightly tart / spicy note also flashes through, but it outweighs the sweet aroma. Reminds me of dark grapes and raisins. After a while, a light vanilla sweetness penetrates, mixed with red grape juice. The smoke is clearly in the background for me. Taste: Sweet and strong on the go, alcohol is minimally noticeable, but not unpleasant ... followed closely by the campfire smoke. Interruption by phone ... Second sip: sweet / fruity sherry with barbecue followed by smoke and dark chocolate. In the finish then coffee notes, an association with tobacco / leather, a hint of residual sweetness and some smoke. Is he good? YES, that's really good! I like it. But needed some life and the current purchase price, I would not be worth it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a delicious classic sherry board that leaves nothing of the distillate character, unfortunately hyped and therefore too expensive
    • Nose
      a dominant sherry wall, raisins, dark chocolate, prunes, freshly ground coffee, roasted aromas - I also mean to hear some salt
    • Taste
      Intense dry sherry, raisins, dates, prunes, cloves, oak
    • Finish
      dry, medium long with a lot of sherry

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    With water: The alcohol and its sharpness are in the background otherwise no changes for me. More fruit than sweet maybe an Oloro ?! The Highlandpark Brennereicharakter has completely lost, but does not bother. Good whisky, crass sherry bomb, issue price was fair (about 120 € 01/2017). He delivers exactly what you expect.
    • Nose
      dark, deep, complex, fat sherry, balsamic and toasted notes, caramelized lightly burnt sugar, plums, oranges, raisins
    • Taste
      sweet, plums, raisins, nutty, milk chocolate, spicy hot
    • Finish
      just medium, dry with fruit, slight saltiness, some smoke, no wood

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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
    • 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.

  10. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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/
    • 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.

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