Highland Park 12 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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.
58 Customer Reviews
Nose: Mass produced lager, baby sick (butyric acid), some tropical fruit and that''s about it. The body is better at 40% than the watery travel retail warriors, but sadly the taste (which has a flaw that tastes a bit like soggy, mildewy leather) loses to the said warriors.
This is my favorite whisky. I would describe it as a smooth explosion of flavors in my mouth. Sweet, honey, spicy due to the sherry casks, slightly peaty with heather. It is beautifully balanced. Both the nose and palate have a beautiful hint of peat.
One of my favorites
I tried it last night for the first time. I thought it was really silky smooth. One of the best I''ve tasted, if not the best at it''s price point
I have tried many single malts and I keep returning youths as my daily dr choice. In my opinion you can not find a better whisky for this price. It has everything: smokiness, smooth delivery and beautiful honey notes. I have already emptied 3 bottles and will stock on more.
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.