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
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Spices:
Heather:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Pear:
Raisin:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fig:
Orange:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Hay:
Mint:
Salt:
Tropical Fruit:
Herb:
Almonds:
Banana:
Chili:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Pineapple:
Seaweed:
Tasting
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Oak:
Honey:
Spices:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Oil:
Salt:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Chili:
Heather:
Pepper:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Coffee:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Seaweed:
Herb:
Banana:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Lime:
Mint:
Raisin:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Oil:
Honey:
Malt:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Heather:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Banana:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Anise:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Tobacco:

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Tasting Notes 14

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23. Feb 2016
Nosing:
SherrySweetMaltOak light peat
Taste:
OilSherryCaramelOak
Finish:
Long Peat SmokeHoney
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
06. May 2018
Nosing: HoneySherryPeat SmokeFloralHeatherSweetFruitDried FruitChocolateCinnamonHerbs

Taste: Peat SmokeSherrySpicesOakDried FruitFruitHoneyFloralHeather

Finish: SherryOakNutsPeat SmokeFruitHoneyHeatherSpices

Comment:
Nosing: CinnamonPeat SmokeVanilla

Taste: meaty SpicesOakSweet

Finish: long

Comment: definitely more toward the earthy part of the flavour profiles
24. Jan 2018
Nosing:
SherryOakPineappleAlmondsBonfire SmokeSweetLemon Peel
Taste:
SherryCaramelHoneyMaritime NotesAlmondsSweet
Finish:
SherrySweet
Comment:
91/100
Tomasz
21. Oct 2019
Nosing: FruitMaltNutsOakPeat SmokeSherryVanillaHoneySaltDark Chocolate

Taste: SherryDried FruitOakPeat 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: SherryOakBonfire SmokeMaltSweetSpicesHerbs very pleasant RaisinHeatherCaramel maritime Peat SmokeOrangeTropical FruitChocolate milk chocolate with raisins and orange, some pine aroma - superb!

Taste: VanillaOakSherrySpicesSweetPepperCaramelCinnamonBonfire SmokeSaltOrangeDried Fruit - tasty!

Finish: SpicesNutmegCinnamonGingerVanillaOakCoffeeDark Chocolate with NutsHazelnut long and warming

Comment: well balanced, complex, great aroma.
p.s. empty glass - Dried FruitVanilla
alexgol296
10. Dec 2015
18. Oct 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeSherrySweetHoney

Taste: Peat SmokeSweetSherrySalt

Finish: Peat SmokeHoneyCaramel

Comment: sherry and smoke sweet was strong