Highland Park 1981/2006 Mackillop’s Choice

by Oliver Klimek on April 2, 2010

Cask #6080 – 56.3%

My Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright gold
Nose: Fresh and floral, citrus fruit, ocean shore, slightly smoky, takes a few minutes to build up.
Palate: Fresh herbs, bitter orange peel, a bit of pepper and a hint of peat.
Finish: Long and spicy
Overall: If you give this whisky a while to develop its aromas, you will be rewarded with a delicate and very complex dram. Highly enjoyable, but it comes at a price.

Score: 89/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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APAPAS May 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I have six bottles. It is My favourite but no more bottles around. My other heavyweights are Ardbeg Uigeadail, Aberlour A’bunadh, Glenfarclas ‘105’ and Macallan 10 Cask stregth.


CJames February 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Have you come across the 1981 / 2010 28 yo mckillops HP? I can’t seem to find any tasting notes anywhere but I hear it’s quite good.


Oliver Klimek February 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

No, sorry. I haven’t seen that one yet.


CJames February 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

fair enough, would you guess that it’s similar at all to this bottling?

Also, do you know what type of cask this is matured in? It’s very hard to find any info on these bottles.


Oliver Klimek February 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

All casks are different, so I wouldn’t risk a guess if it is similar. The 1981/2006 was most probably a bourbon cask.


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