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Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.07/100
votes
324
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Honour
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LO297Y L04 05/07
Barcode
5010314570101
Added on
27 May 2017 2:47 pm by RoyC
Uncolored

Average value

€ 38,66

33 × in wishlist

324 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.07 points

  1. Arquebus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Decent enough dram for £25  - in fact an excellent dram at this price, especially for a 12 yr old age statemented whisky.  It's let down a little by its meagre 40%, but I like the subtle signature HP smoke in this. I bought it for the bottle - with the Celtic knot work on the bottle - thinking I'd use it for a 'solera' bottle (creating my own malt blend by adding different malts to it).

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Lacks the depth and fullness of the more matured ones which I feel may not have been so noticable at a few % more abv.

    Still a decent 12YO.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, citrus, pineapples, green apples, oranges.

      Mild but not in any way prominent peat smoke.

      Sweetness of honey and a little vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very mild and almost watery arrival.

      A short burst of sweetness before it quickly turns to rather spicy warm.

      Nuts, caramel, cinamon, maybe some smoke cured ham at the end.
    • Finish
      Sweet caramel, nuts, honney sweetness with some of the spice lingering in a small inch short of medium lenght. Rather nice salty liqorice on the death.

  3. Stephan Petersen scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    A good 12 years from Highland Park, but unfortunately I miss something but fullness if you ask me personally.
    This 12 year old smells nice and fresh and fruity. Unfortunately I miss the smokiness in this whisky.

  4. pahayah scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    One of my favorites right now.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the L&B whisky weekend 20-1-2018
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I really like it. Really tasty and mild and delicate, but still quite complex.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity; Honey; subtle malt and a minimal, delicate smoke; Sherry can be minimally looked at from time to time
    • Taste
      Sweet; strong spicy; incredibly mild and tender; Malt; Sherry, a soft smoke and a beautiful spicy oak; very tasty and tasty; it shows a slight nut; Malt is very clear
    • Finish
      Wow, strong, spices and herbs; sweet first; then the strong oak (goes already towards chocolate or coffee)
      the smoke becomes drier (rather campfire)

  7. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Decent decline. Much flatter and average.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B20

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