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Overall rating
86.09/100
votes
93
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
25.09.2007
Bottled
02.11.2016
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrels
Casknumber
15603510 - 15603515
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
02/11/16
Added on
21 Dec 2016 3:37 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 61.55

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2007 GM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.09 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but just great stuff
    • Nose
      Vanilla, a very subtle smoky note, mineral, maritime, light pine needles, with time comes to eucalyptus, that's it - but what does he does well
    • Taste
      Slightly ashy smoke, strong mineral onset, vanilla and creamy, without losing strength, biting already in the tongue, a lot of heat
    • Finish
      The heat pushes, a bit bitterness - but quickly vanishes, then again vanilla sweet and citrusy

  2. Caoldronach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very simple, very low level of complexity. The taste is quite intense, and thus my very first impression was "wow, nice stuff". However, when checking its details and searching for complex taste ingredients, unfortunately there I could not find much. The intense primary taste experience seems to stem from the high alcohol level of 58.8%ABV. This alcohol is quite ostensibly dominant. If you add water (diluting to about 46%), it quickly results in a real lacklustre whisky, boring. So this is it: An overall smooth delicate HP with an intense alcohol layer. It's OK but absolutely nothing to write home about. My (very personal) verdict: 84 points neat, 80 points if diluted to 46%. Serge gave it 90 points? A bang for your buck bottling? What? ... you find me really puzzled ...

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Young beautiful HP worth every penny!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
      IT: 89
      B: 89
    • Finish
      87 87
      The 9 years only come to the fore in the end. Great bottling!

  4. mds51 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88 I really went. Perfect for summer!
    Nose: light, summer, pear, apple, sweet smoke
    Taste: lollipops, pear, white raisins, slightly smoked
    Aftertaste: pleasant, fresh and long enough. In the rest salt, pepper and a drop of varnish.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      72 72

  9. jjbings did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      A balanced composition of subtle, increasingly present smoky notes, with sweet vanilla and green apple, accompanied by a hint of eucalyptus. With a few drops of water additionally appear ripe fruit notes of pear and peach.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, with a decidedly sweet start, complemented by spicy chilli notes, creamy chocolate, coffee and roasted hazelnut. With water, at first striking, peppery tones reveal themselves, which are soon replaced by cooked fruits (apple, banana, mango) and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, with fine smoky notes - reminiscent of a cigar.

  10. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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