Highland Park

Highland Park Loki

March 3, 2014
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Despite its age of 15 years, this whisky has retained a nice freshness that is complemented by softer and more mature flavours. – Rating: 87/100

Three Tired Warriors From Highland Park

January 23, 2014
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Highland Park 1997 Viking Collection “The Sword”

July 3, 2013
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An outstanding and very typical Highland Park, the balance of flavours is just perfect. Too bad it was not bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 90/100

Highland Park 1989/2010 Murray McDavid

December 2, 2012
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This really is a borderline finish, very sweet, almost too much so, but there is enough spice to prevent it from becoming over the top. – Rating: 86/100

Highland Park 1994/2012 C&S Dram Collection

May 14, 2012

This dram needs time to develop and a bit but not too much water. Everything is very gentle, not very approachable but quite pleasant after all. – Rating: 81/100

Highland Park 1978/2011 Douglas Laing

May 3, 2012
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It could be a geat whisky, but the adstringent wood tannins are much too strong for my taste. But you will love this dram, if you like that. – Rating: 80/100

Highland Park 1988/2008 Villa Konthor

March 5, 2012

The peat is hardly noticeable here and overall this malt is on the sweet side. Quite nice but it should have been bottled at cask strength. – Rating: 82/100

Highland Park 1997 Vintage 12 yo

August 29, 2011

Not the greatest of the distillery range, but certainly an interesting expression. The spice bite is a bit too strong to really please me. – Rating: 77/100

Highland Park 25 yo

August 14, 2011
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The 18 year old is already a masterpiece, but this is yet a little better. Lots and lots of aromas to contemplate about, but the price difference is significant. – Rating: 91/100

Highland Park 1992/2010 Silver Seal

June 10, 2011

Because of the unusually strong sherry influence you would never guess this very fine malt to be a Highland Park in a blind tasting. – Score: 85/100

Highland Park 1996/2010 Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

March 18, 2011

This rich and flavoursome malt has that waxy character you’d usually expect from a much older malt. The peat is there but only in the background. – Rating: 86/100

Highland Park 1997/2010 Master of Malt

March 12, 2011
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Quite a nice dram that needs a little attention. It has a rather pleasant taste but it appears more like a toned down Islay malt than a proper Highland Park. – Rating: 83/100

Highland Park St. Magnus 12 yo

March 11, 2011
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A slightly unusual expression from Highland Park, rather gentle but yet very complex. It is not overly sweet but it has the character of a very elaborate liquid dessert. – Rating: 87/100

Highland Park 1998/2010 James MacArthur

February 17, 2011
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This Highland Park is unusually smoky but it clearly shows its provenance. Very complex and a pleasure to enjoy. Remarkably smooth without water. – Rating: 87/100

Highland Park 18 yo

November 21, 2010
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A marvelous dram for relaxing on a cold evening. This one has got it all: Peat, smoke, fruit, sweetness, spice. The best value of the HP standard range. – Rating: 90/100

Highland Park 1981/2006 Mackillop’s Choice

April 2, 2010

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

Highland Park Hjarta

March 29, 2010

A well-balanced and complex Highland Park with barely noticeable peat. Quite a step upward from the standard 12yo. – Score: 87/100

Highland Park 12 yo – 2002 bottling

January 24, 2010

A nice balance of quite a few different flavours, more maritime on the nose than on the palate. – Score: 83/100

Highland Park 1985/2002 – Adelphi

November 17, 2009

Very little noticeable peat, the palate could be a bit fruitier for my taste, but still very pleasant. – Score: 85/100

Highland Park 1989/2005 Murray McDavid

October 16, 2009

A very nice whisky, perhaps it would have been even better if the finish was a little less dominant. – Score: 88/100