Highland Park 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Highland Park 12 Year Old
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Highland Park 12 Year Old 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
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Island

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Heather Heather
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey

Highland Park 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

    90 Points

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Glowing amber.

    Aroma: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.

    Taste: Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery.

    Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.

60 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 days ago

    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.

  • 2
    24 December 2015

    Has a very light note of peat, very sweet, smooth to its core. However, disappointing and lacks distinction. .

  • 2
    23 October 2015

    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.

  • 4
    12 July 2015

    Awesome!

  • 5
    24 June 2015

    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.

  • 5
    2 June 2015

    One of my favorites

  • 5
    3 May 2015

    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

  • 5
    15 March 2015

    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.

  • 3
    28 February 2015

    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 :)

  • 5
    16 January 2015

    My favorite whisky in this price range

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