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Highland Park Cask Strength Edition

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
48
Whiskybase ID
WB93713
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 2
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
350 ml
Barcode
5010314303280
Bottled for
Systembolaget / Vinmonopolet
Added on
12 Mar 2017 12:11 pm by Whiskyklubben
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 32.98

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park Cask Strength Edition

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Super Administrator

    Bottled exclusively for the Scandinavian market, Highland Park Cask Strength Edition (57.1% ABV) is raising expectations. Youthful and almost reminiscent of a bourbon, the aroma offers vanilla, honey and wood polish. With water, you get hints of vegetation, moss and sour berries. Tasting rough and fairly immature, bitter herbs dominate the taste before distant peatiness starts to emerge. The finish is swift, mineral and a bit metallic. Did HP really believe that thirsty Norsemen wouldn't notice the lack of depth and complexity? Well, most certainly don't...

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 79 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. Ilse6Indy scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Very soft, high in alcohol (60%). smoky aftertaste

  3. Ilse6Indy scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Very soft, but smoky aftertaste

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Special thanks to Dram Bridgade for this lovely HP.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pronounce and strong honey, lots of spices with hints of sherry, slightly sweet and some very nice fruitiness. After a while, sharp citrusy and vanilla started to develop, together with some sweaty and salty notes. Very promising nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Orange juice! Which is totally unexpected, with some sherry sweetness and oakiness. More citrus fruits like lemon and bitter oranges. Good delivery with the high alcohol strength.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Pretty dry, slightly bitter and nutty. Getting bitter overtime with some extra spiciness and oranges.

  5. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I like it alot more than recent 12 year old, where the new 12 is too peaty and might have cover their signature honey flavor, this is more complex and balance, with hints of sherry.. it need some rest as the first nose is quite aggressive. Felt generous - 90 point!
    • Nose
      90 90
      First nose is aggressive, rest needed! Honey, smoke, fresh oak, hints of sherry, vanilla, some lemon, minerals, however not much / no peat? It feels more crafted and complex compare to their new 12..
    • Taste
      90 90
      Same as nose with some mints and citrusy.. With water: more citrus and saltiness
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, with some mints and honey sweetness

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, honey, old leather, cake, spices, light peated smoke, cream notes on nose.

    Sweet fruits, spices, pepper, oak cask, light peated smoke, chocolate and cream notes on palate. 

    Spices, dried fruits, oak cask, dryness, dust and apples notes on long finish.

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