Highland Park 18 Year Old70cl / 43%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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One of our all-time favourites, this has to be one of the most consistently excellent malt whiskies of the past 10 years. Showered with awards and praise from all quarters, it was named as 'Best Spirit in the World' by F Paul Pacult of the Spirit Journal in 2005. Unfailingly excellent, especially after a good meal. Pacult wrote: 'After 25 years' experience, it fits my profile of what makes a perfect whisky, which is to say it's totally in harmony, there are no rough edges and everything is melded together brilliantly.'
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Highland Park 18 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky Advocate
Introduced to the Highalnd Park portfolio in 1997. Gentle peat, soft toffee, floral notes, and honey on the beautifully fragrant nose. Superbly balanced on the velvety palate, with brittle toffee, stewed fruits, peat honey, and a hint of coffee. Smoke and more toffee and mingle in the long, elegant finish.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Colour: Natural colour, burnished gold, clear and bright.
Aroma: Rich, mature oak, top note of aromatic smoke.
Taste: Rich, full flavour; honey and peat.
Finish: Soft, round and long
Comments: Highland Park 18 Year Old is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the world-class reputation already enjoyed by the 12 Year Old.
All the Orcadian hallmarks of Highland Park are here - the smokiness, the peat, the heather-honey - plus it has gained a glorious richness and spiciness through its longer cask maturation.
Its elegance and smoothness make the 18 year old a delight to the malt whisky connoisseur.
25 Customer Reviews
Little underwhelmed by this. It was the first Hp I have tried and found it smooth and silky but without much else going on. Don''t get me wrong it''s a fine well made dram with some good flavours but it''s lacking the complexity you normally find at this age statement. I won''t be purchasing it again but will happily explore their other offerings.
HP18 is one of my favourite whiskies. But I now see the price of HP18 has gone up by 50 % between Nov 2013 and now - Oct 2014. I purchased at bottle at the Distillery in Nov for ?62. Now it''s ?95. What in god''s name are they drinking at Highland Park? This is crazy...
Color: Gold tan Nose: Sweet grain. Softer than the 12 and 16. Lighter peat but still has influence. Cherry stones and toffee sweet sourness. Taste: Praline sherried walnuts! Chocolatey light black liquorish. Cherry stone syrup and nip of heat from alcohol. Finish! Sweetness fades to cinnamon spice, liquorish savory with ribbons of sherry sourness and sweet peat stank! Good Stuff! 91 Pts.
tried this at the whiskey exchange show..it was 1 0f 4 of my personal favourites. if you like smooth mellow and no harsh medicial after taste , then this is your winner..
A beautiful whisky,,,,to good to share!
If you enjoy whisky not buying this incredible single malt is doing yourself a major disservice, especially at this price.
Balance. Just pure balance. I could drink this forever. If you haven't had it you must. I can't say more.. except Sláinte!
This is the 12 yo taken to massive heights. It is balanced, offers incredible complexity and lingers on the palate for a long time. It's great value for money as well, delivering what very few whiskies at the same price point can.
Over the last 25 years, I've tasted whisky from about 60% of the working distilleries in Scotland, most of the blends, and a handful of Japanese and American whiskies. Highland Park 18 YO is simply the greatest whisky I have ever tasted. Magnificent nose, a palate that is both complex and balanced, and a finish like no other. a sublime experience bottle after bottle.