- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Sherry Oak Casks from Spain
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail Exclusive
- Added on
- 07 Jul 2009 10:16 pm
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22 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 1997
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.95 points
- I had a whole bottle of it. He didn't give me much more than the normal 12er.
- This is pretty good stuff and a whole other story than the standard 12 Year Old. I understand it is being discontinued, so if you still want to ad dit to your collection, now is the time. Last seen for around 45 EUR.
The nose is soft on salted farm butter, citrus like oranges and even some pink grapefruit, heather (of course, I would say), vanilla and honey and a hint of coconut. It is indeed smokier that the standard 12 Year Old and a lot more complex. Heavy on the sweet peat. Feisty on pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Good start on the palate, slightly bitter but certainly not oaky, with loads of oranges, but also figs. The Orkney peaty is very prominent now. Caramel and again some coconut.
The finish is fairly long and remains smoky until the drying death.
Honey, vanilla, floral, wax, fruity, fudge, peat
Honey, vanilla, dried fruits
Smoky and peaty