Highland Park 12 Years

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

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3.7 Rate
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Tasting Notes 27

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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

09. Dec 2017
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
16. Apr 2016
Nosing:
SherryPeat SmokeSweetOrangeChocolateHoneySpices
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 SmokeSherryLemonSpicesHoneyOak
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:
OakSpices
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.
21. Aug 2016
Nosing: FruitFloralSherryHeatherSweetPeat SmokeMaltHoneyVanillaSpices

Taste: Peat SmokeSweetSherryMaltOakSpicesOrangeFloral

Finish: SpicesPeat SmokeMaltSweetHeatherVanillaFruitOrangeSweetSalt

Comment:
01. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeTobaccoOrangeSherryVanillaOak

Taste: OakNutmegTobaccoPeachPeat SmokeMint

Finish: Green AppleOrangeOak

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!
08. Nov 2017
Nosing:
OrangeSweetPeat SmokePeachAlmondsPeat SmokeMalt
Taste:
Peat SmokeSpicesChiliSweet
Finish:
short-medium
Comment:
very easy drinking, but rather simple
31. May 2017
Nosing: lightPeat SmokePineappleHoneySweetVanillaSpicesFruitOrangeSherryHerbsHazelnutFloralPeachPear

Taste: OakSpices faint smoke MaltFruitAppleSweetVanillaPeachOrangeNuts mouth-watering

Finish: SpicesPepperOakSweetMalt long GrassVanilla

Comment: