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Highland Park 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.83/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Oak Butt
Casknumber
2865
Number of bottles
606
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Purchase from Distillery only having once completed the 'Eunson' tour
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
10 Dec 2016 6:10 pm by orkneywhisky
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155,00

20 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior Fabian
96
Expert Junior rwillemze
90
Expert Junior tsmstoteler
89
Expert Senior Raremalt61
89
Specialist KayMeertens
89
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
89
Expert Senior WFarchive
89
Expert Senior Luprit
89
Expert Senior Leon Fal
88
Expert Senior el Gato
88
Expert Senior aby
88
Expert Junior ailean
88
Expert Junior whsikytor
87
Connoisseur JacobaEd
87
Member Senior Reen87
87
Connoisseur MaltMartin
87
Connoisseur rpvdwel
86
Expert Junior Chainsaw
86
Member Senior HenricMadsen
85
Connoisseur Hvdree
85

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
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Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
22
Balance
21

Tastingtags

6 Notes

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
09 Feb 2018 9:40 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Cherry, smoke, tobacco, caramel, blueberry and vanilla. The tobacco note increases over time.

Taste

Blueberry, smoke, tobacco, toffee, ash and cherry .

Finish

Toffee, smoke, tobacco and blueberry.

Comments
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
10 Jan 2018 9:05 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
88
My Collection
Fabian
Expert Senior Fabian Review note
05 Sep 2017 8:21 pm
Fabian gave this whisky 96 points

Stunning! One of the best whiskies I ever had.

Together with the Highland Park SC Braunstein WB#87912

Weighted Rate
95.7
Nose
95
Initial taste
96
Body
96
Finish
97
Price
94
Presentation
95
Get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get!
rpvdwel
Connoisseur rpvdwel Review note
21 Jul 2017 9:25 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
89
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
85
Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
12 Jul 2017 10:29 am
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points

Whiskyfun.com:

Highland Park 18 yo (56.4%, OB, Distillery Exclusive, American oak butt, cask #2865, 606 bottles, 2016) Four stars and a half Colour: gold. Nose: perfect creamy vanilla and honey, with some fresh orange juice on top of that and a few bits of fresh mint. That’s a perfect combination, not utterly complex, but the balance is flabbergasting. Indeed, vanilla, honey, oranges, mint. I repeat… With water: rather things from a forest, moss, fern, pine needles, humus, mushrooms… All that complements vanilla, honey, oranges and mint to perfection. Mouth (neat): indeed, this is perfect, although it would just be a combination of four elements, namely vanilla, honey, oranges, mint. Exactly the same as on the nose when neat, plus a few oak spices, cinnamon, cloves, star anise… With water: same with just touches of green oak, which translates into green tea. So, green tannins. Finish: rather long and grassier, although the three musketeers are still kicking around. Those would be vanilla, honey, oranges and mint. A touch of wood smoke in the aftertaste. Comments: extremely good but you had or will have to fly to Orkney to get this sexy baby. SGP:652 - 89 points.

I made the flight to Inverness and drive to Orkney :)

Too bad the bottle is empty now.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
01 Jul 2017 10:41 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
88
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
84
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