Highland Park 12 Year Old
70cl / 40%
2 Glass Pack
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
A gift set containing a bottle of perennial-favourite Highland Park 12 Year Old and a pair of glasses to share it from. It 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.
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 developed in the glass, picking up more fruit and slowly cutting the citrus notes.
Palate: It started 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.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Colour: Glowing amber.
Aroma: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.
Taste: Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery.
Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.
12 Customer Reviews
Rich, smooth & warming fruits with a pleasant hint of smokiness. One of the best. Smart glasses too!
Having a heart of a viking my tastebuds appreciate a feeling from back in the day. Nice
Being a new scotch drinker, this was one of the first that I tried based on expert recommendations and reviews. After sampling a few across various regions, price ranges, etc., I'll narrow them down to two or three that I'll keep in the cabinet all the time. This will be one of them! Nothing fancy. It's a nice, high quality, all around scotch.
My favorite, and while I understand some criticism that says it has no "distinction" I think such criticism misses the point. This is just good Scotch with no tricks, no excess of anything. It's difficult to balance sweetness and smokiness but this Scotch has a light touch either way and is perfectly balanced. It's also very smooth without at all being creamy. There may be better drinks out there that people will prefer, but this one sets a great standard or benchmark than any other can be compared to. My favorite affordable, medium-priced Scotch; Dalwhinnie 15 is second.
Smooth, smokey, peaty. Very nice. If you're not a whisky snob, you'll quite enjoy it.
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
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.
Has a very light note of peat, very sweet, smooth to its core. However, disappointing and lacks distinction.
I didn't enjoy this at first. However, now I get the honey and sweetness. It's a full taste, and I really enjoy it now.
I found the best part of this gift pack was the glasses. The whisky a bit tasteless and burnt the back of my throat. Not one I'll be buying again.