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Highland Park
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Heather:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Honey:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Floral:
Orange:
Date:
Fig:
Alcohol:
Pineapple:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Leather:
Caramel:
Seaweed:
Pear:
Herbs:
Berries:
Lemon:
Apple:
Plum:
Banana:
Raisin:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Oil:
Peach:
Almonds:
Kiwi:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Malt:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Honey:
Heather:
Oil:
Fruit:
Orange:
Salt:
Chili:
Pineapple:
Lemon:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Plum:
Banana:
Raisin:
Medicinal Smoke:
Date:
Floral:
Caramel:
Nutmeg:
Bonfire Smoke:
Peach:
Cinnamon:
Alcohol:
Mint:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Spices:
Heather:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Oil:
Salt:
Orange:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Apple:
Raisin:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Green Apple:
Lime:
Floral:
Fig:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Herbs:

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Sherry, sweet, slight peat smoke, fresh orange, orange peal, heather, vanilla
Taste:
Oak, light bitter, sweet, spicy, light maltiness, peat smoke
Finish:
Long
Nosing:
Heather, honey, sweetness, peaty smokiness
Taste:
Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery
Finish:
Sweet and lingering with heathery notes and subtle smoke

21. Aug 2016
Nosing: Fruit Floral Sherry Heather Sweet Peat Smoke Malt Honey Vanilla Spices

Taste: Peat Smoke Sweet Sherry Malt Oak Spices Orange Floral

Finish: Spices Peat Smoke Malt Sweet Heather Vanilla Fruit Orange Sweet Salt

Comment:
10. Oct 2016
Considered as being the great all-rounder, Highland Park 12 combines distinctive features of Speyside, Highland and Islay whiskies. The nose has a complex range of flavors and is well-balanced. Sweet caramel and honey notes are complemented by delicate twig bonfire smoke and a hint of sherry cask maturation. Tastewise, it starts sweet with full-bodied maltiness before turning dry, aromatic and mildly peaty in the prolonged finish - a unique feature of Highland Park. Altogether, a quality Single Malt that would benefit from higher bottling strength and no chill filtering.
RATING: 3.9/5.0 ≙ 87 pts
01. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Tobacco Orange Sherry Vanilla Oak

Taste: Oak Nutmeg Tobacco Peach Peat Smoke Mint

Finish: Green Apple Orange Oak

Comment: I wasn't expecting much to be honest but I am very impressed at how well rounded this is! Complex flavours from start to finish touching all the spectrum. Great stuff!
16. Apr 2016
Nosing:
Sherry Peat Smoke Sweet Orange Chocolate Honey Spices
The nose is immediately sherry driven, with a light smokiness in the background. There are savoury spice notes (cardamom?) and a chocolatey/cocoa note also.

Taste:
Peat Smoke Sherry Lemon Spices Honey Oak
Sweet sherry arrival with citrus and spice. The smokiness is quite noticeable but not nearly as strong as Islay malts. There's a significant oakiness and maybe a little saltiness towards the finish.

Finish:
Oak Spices
Medium length with spicy oak and very slightly bitter.

Comment:
I don't know if its just my taste in whisky changing, but I don't think this is quite as good as I remember it in the past. The nose is very pretty and quite complex, but I remember the finish being better. Its still pretty consistent though and one of the reliable mid smokiness options out there, and the price is right as always.
vazquez
05. Jul 2015
Nosing: Heather Peat Smoke

Taste:

Finish:

Comment:
javis1213
23. Aug 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Seaweed Sherry Sweet

Taste: Peat Smoke Sherry Malt Sweet

Finish: Sherry Sweet Apple

Comment: Surprisingly sweet with hints of peat smoke. The sherry comes and the overall feel was very mellow.
SuperDrams
23. Nov 2015
Nosing:
Sherry, sweetness, light smoke

Taste:
Sherry, sweetness, light smoke, oak

Finish:
Oak, spice, lingering
18. Apr 2017
Nosing: Vanilla

Taste: very slight Peat Smoke

Finish:

Comment: dangerously sipping!!!