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Overall rating
87.46/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Smoked plum lemonade
Vintage
31.05.2004
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
4.226
Number of bottles
627
Strength
64.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2017 8:33 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107,55

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 2004 SMWS 4.226

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, peat ash, lime and cocoa.
    • Taste
      More peat ash. Tangerine, caramel and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Caramel, peat ash and tangerine.

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

     Great nose on lemon, angelica , wax and smoke ... very complex and characterful..the palate is interestingly smoky with some coastal notes and fine honey added...the finish not very long but leaves you with a great smile
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fine, complex HP, which is (similar to Octomores) easy to drink despite the high ABV.
    • Nose
      Creamy. Earth, musty basement, cocoa, oak, antique skin, salt and citruses.
    • Taste
      Oak, ash, peat and smoke. Milk caramel, antique skin, citruses and pepper. Touch of phosphorous sherry.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, slightly smoky.

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Issue Price in June 2017: £ 65.60

    https://www.smws.com/smoked-plum-lemonade
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a good dram, not quite my preferred style but enjoyable and very substantial.
    87/100
    • Nose
      neat this an attack at that high strength!
      rather smoky with a lot of dark chocolate, walnuts,
      dust, earth, oak.
      water brings out malt and apple peelings much lighter and less dark in its profile now. a little steely, old coins, tin box.
    • Taste
      with water: did not want to sip this one neat.
      creamy texture, malty and a little caramel. milk chocolate, maple syrup, heather honey and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      good length, slowly drying, slightly peppery and slightly smoky.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It starts rather monolithic, but on the palate and finish, this is a multi-layered and pleasant dram. Not overly smoky, but pleasantly salty.
    • Nose
      Rather dark, but with a fresh twist: woody, earthy, salty, zingy. Used wood, twiggy peat smoke, licorice root, heather, earth, oyster sauce, sea water, anchovies, kippers. The freshness comes from squashed lemon and a hint of peach.
    • Taste
      Hot, still dominated by the wood and dry peat smoke. Further: vanilla, toffee, and leather. Behind that, fruitiness unfolds, with plums, dates, and raisins. Finally, there is a hint of balsamic vinegar. There is still freshness of lemon. 
    • Finish
      Quite long, salty, earthy, and fruity. It lingers on balsamic vinegar, leather, kippers, woody peat smoke, and dried fruit. It's a tad drying though.

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. steinrich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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