Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Viking Honour
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LO297Y L04 05/07
Added on
27 May 2017 2:47 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 43,80

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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 12-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 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. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:
    Nose: very delicate smoke, behind it citrus fruits, apple, later a little nut
    Taste: nutty-chocolatey, caramelized almond, intense salt behind
    Finish: salt chocolate, spices, pepper, the smoke fades, medium length
    I suspect a Highland Park, even if the salt is more towards Talisker, but the smoke is far too little for that
    Conclusion: nice station wagon, I like it very much, 85/100

  7. A0525 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite ample and fresh nose, loaded with citrus. Lemon, orange, clementine. Spices, some red fruits in the background. The peat is light, but well smoked. Very nice balance between this smoke and citrus, on this side it is successful.
    Mouth in the continuity of the nose, a solid base of peat on which rest the citrus fruits, which tend towards exotic fruits almost. Pineapple, papaya. White plum, an ounce of vanilla. Light sprinkling of spices. Successful finish, where smoke comes out. Little taste of vanilla to finish. Earth and grass.
    Very nice for a 40 °, but it lacks a bit of body to enter the big leagues.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. drinkingvlad scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Control tasting, sometimes the notes from before the design change rausgekramt:
    "Nose: welcomed with a fresh-fruity (some lemon, pear, pineapple, Haribo bear) and floral note, then mild, dry smoke and some honey and spice
    Taste: Fruit (orange, pineapple), is gradually darker and sweeter (-> raisin -> chocolate), to light smoke, salt, pepper
    Finish: medium-long, pepper, cocoa-bitter, lime "
    If you can leave it that way, maybe it has become a bit milder, sweeter, a little less fruit, but all in the day shaping area.


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