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Highland Park 12-year-old

Overall rating 25 votes 81.87

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

6 Notes

Achany
Expert Senior Achany Review note
17 Oct 2017 1:00 pm
Achany gave this whisky 84 points

It seems peatier than the older HP12yo. Nice, I like the peat, salt but I am also missing the heather sweetness which was really nice. Still very fine entry HP!

Weighted Rate
84
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
90
Arquebus
Expert Junior Arquebus Note
15 Oct 2017 9:33 pm
Arquebus gave this whisky 84 points

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).

markkuyper
Member Senior markkuyper Review note
23 Aug 2017 1:00 am
markkuyper gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.3
Nose
80
Initial taste
81
Body
77
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
86
Whisky-Tester
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester Review note
03 Jul 2017 11:06 am
Whisky-Tester gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.2
Nose
78
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
78
Price
82
Presentation
82
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Review note
16 Jun 2017 7:55 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.1
Nose
81
Initial taste
78
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
83
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Tasting note
16 Jun 2017 7:23 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Amber
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.

Comments

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.

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