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 - With Artifical colouring - Without
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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
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

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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.
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!
08. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Orange Sweet Peat Smoke Peach Almonds Peat Smoke Malt
Taste:
Peat Smoke Spices Chili Sweet
Finish:
short-medium
Comment:
very easy drinking, but rather simple
01. Jan 2017
31. May 2017
Nosing: lightPeat Smoke Pineapple Honey Sweet Vanilla Spices Fruit Orange Sherry Herbs Hazelnut Floral Peach Pear

Taste: OakSpices faint smoke Malt Fruit Apple Sweet Vanilla Peach Orange Nuts mouth-watering

Finish: Spices Pepper Oak Sweet Malt long Grass Vanilla

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