Highland Park 18 Years

Slight smoke and lots of sherry make this whisky unique. No wonder it has become so popular and thus so scarce and expensive.

Slight smoke and lots of sherry make this whisky unique. No wonder it has become so popular and thus so scarce and expensive.

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1248
Highland Park
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Ex-Sherry Casks, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Honey:
Heather:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Pear:
Raisin:
Maritime Notes:
Apple:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Hay:
Orange:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Fig:
Grass:
Salt:
Cherry:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Mint:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Banana:
Berries:
Chili:
Clove:
Coffee:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Oil:
Tasting
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Oak:
Honey:
Spices:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Heather:
Malt:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Oil:
Herb:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Orange:
Pepper:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Fig:
Seaweed:
Almonds:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Pineapple:
Raisin:
Banana:
Cake:
Green Apple:
Ham:
Lime:
Mint:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Oil:
Honey:
Malt:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Herb:
Heather:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Salt:
Tobacco:
Maritime Notes:
Banana:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Anise:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Pear:
Seaweed:
Walnut:

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Tasting Notes 14

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23. Feb 2016
Nosing:
Sherry Sweet Malt Oak light peat
Taste:
Oil Sherry Caramel Oak
Finish:
Long Peat Smoke Honey
Comment:
Nosing:
Rich, mature oak, top note of aromatic smoke
Taste:
Rich, full flavour, honey and peat
Finish:
Soft, round and long
Comment:
16. Nov 2019
Highland Park's excessive abuse of the Nordic mythology is really putting me off. However, let's review the old HP18, not the Edrington marketing dept. Very dense and round, the nose unfolds with orange peel, creamy toffee and subtle peat smoke. Apricots, heather honey and cloves emerge from the back. After a sweet and sour arrival, the palate develops with a complex array of flavors. Dried fruits, spices and oak take turns with ginger, mint and hints of coffee. Slightly dry and ashy, the medium finish fades. This great malt doesn't need any Viking BS!
RATING: 4.2/5.0 ≙ 89 pts
Nosing: Cinnamon Peat Smoke Vanilla

Taste: meaty Spices Oak Sweet

Finish: long

Comment: definitely more toward the earthy part of the flavour profiles
06. May 2018
Nosing: Honey Sherry Peat Smoke Floral Heather Sweet Fruit Dried Fruit Chocolate Cinnamon Herbs

Taste: Peat Smoke Sherry Spices OakDried Fruit Fruit Honey Floral Heather

Finish: Sherry Oak Nuts Peat Smoke Fruit Honey Heather Spices

Comment:
24. Jan 2018
Nosing:
Sherry Oak Pineapple Almonds Bonfire Smoke Sweet Lemon Peel
Taste:
Sherry Caramel Honey Maritime Notes Almonds Sweet
Finish:
Sherry Sweet
Comment:
91/100
Tomasz
21. Oct 2019
Nosing: Fruit Malt Nuts Oak Peat Smoke Sherry Vanilla Honey Salt Dark Chocolate

Taste: Sherry Dried Fruit Oak Peat Smoke

Finish: medium long

Comment:
Nose is perfect. Complex and invites for a perfect and complex dram. But taste is so disappointing...
In my opinion we have quite a lot better whiskies for that price. But still good and nice dram, which is worth trying.
DRV12
08. Sep 2017
Nosing: Sherry Oak Bonfire Smoke Malt Sweet Spices Herbs very pleasant Raisin Heather Caramel maritime Peat Smoke Orange Tropical Fruit Chocolate milk chocolate with raisins and orange, some pine aroma - superb!

Taste: Vanilla Oak Sherry Spices Sweet Pepper Caramel Cinnamon Bonfire Smoke Salt Orange Dried Fruit - tasty!

Finish: Spices Nutmeg Cinnamon Ginger Vanilla Oak Coffee Dark Chocolate with Nuts Hazelnut long and warming

Comment: well balanced, complex, great aroma.
p.s. empty glass - Dried Fruit Vanilla
alexgol296
10. Dec 2015
18. Oct 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Sherry Sweet Honey

Taste: Peat Smoke Sweet Sherry Salt

Finish: Peat Smoke Honey Caramel

Comment: sherry and smoke sweet was strong