Highland Park 12 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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Highland Park 12yo remains one of the gold standard malts for other distillery bottlings to aspire to. With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description) and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down. "The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky". Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion
Awarded Malt of the Month June 2014
Highland Park 12 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Salted lemons, a whiff of charcoal smoke, crunchy green apples, tropical fruit chews, unripe mango, beeswax, honey, dusty wood and fruity dark chocolate – maybe chocolate limes? It develops in the glass, picking up more fruit and slowly cutting the citrus notes.
Palate: Starts off with syrup sweetness, quickly moving on to sour and creamy wood, with more tropical chews, pineapple and smoked orange rind.
Finish: Smoky wood, malt syrup, green pine cones and woody spice.
Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky Advocate
Highland Park 12 Year Old boasts individuality and complexity, thanks in part to the use of Orcadian peat in the distillery floor maltings and the employment of ex-sherry casks for maturation. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citrus fruits, malt, and distinctive tones of wood smoke in the warm, lengthy, slightly peaty finish.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Colour: Glowing amber.
Aroma: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.
Taste: Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery.
Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.
52 Customer Reviews
Being fairly new to malts, I had heard many good things about this scotch. Its name came up again and again and seemed to fit the ''profile'' of what I would like. Perhaps I hyped it up too much, but I was a little dissapointed. I finished the bottle a month or two ago, but from memory I found it a little smooth and dare I say middle ground. It seems this what the whisky is meant to be, and I''m sure its my lack of ability to really be able to pick apart the flavours, however I kept hoping for more umph, and found it a little creamy and malty for my tastes. I think I''ll revisit this dram when I have tried many more, I may feel differently as my experience grows :)
My favorite whisky in this price range
Purchased based on many good reviews. Gotta say it''s definately a delicate, smooth whisky with interesting crispness. However it doesn''t seem to have the big taste explosion i was expecting. As it''s a little too laid back, i''ll say it''s good, but not great. 6.8 out of 10.
After now buying and tasting over 25 popular single malt's I keep getting lured back to the bottle of HP12 in my cupboard. It seems to be a jack of all trades for me, my peat love and my sweet tooth. I have also sampled the 18 year old and it was amazing but i couldn't pay £100 for it.
Peat. Smooth, warm, so mellow. What a malt.
Smooth,sweet & subtle. However, the moment you add water or ice the nose and palate become very floral like a speyside. I much prefer it neat.
I agree with the general consensus , for the price, it's a special one for me Enjoyable smooth and slightly smoky. One of those whisky's you think about from time to time at work, you know what I'm on about!
At this price you would be hard pushed to find a better dram. It's got honey, heather and just a slight hint of peat smoke in there. Have tasted better more complex whisky but at more than double this price! Never disappoints
A very well made whisky. I like it very much, it is one of my favorites and I would not hesitate to recomend it to you.
HP 12 is not exactly what other reviewers here are trying to make it to be. Sherry-sweetness and honey are overwhelming and the alcohol doesn't seem to have integrated all that well. Lack of maturity shows itself in every sip. HP malts respond very well to aging, which is exactly why you will find worlds of differences between the 12 and 18 YO expressions. This expression is rather premature and it is far from being balanced between nose and palate. Not a gem.