Highland Park 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Highland Park 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £31.95 £26.63 ex VAT (£45.64 per litre)
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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
Colouring
Yes

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.

64 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    7 days ago

    Very nice!

  • 3
    8 days ago

    Stock up for the future. 40% a little bit weak. Mass market production

  • 5
    5 March

    I have good collection off single malt this one is my favorite litle bit off everything perfect ballans.

  • 3
    16 February

    Not a bad scotch, though at first I didn't find it to be anything remotely special. In fact, I still don't. That said, it's decent. Some light smoke, lots of the "heather/honey" flavours going on, though really just ends up tasting like a generic Speyside with a little smoke going on. It's fine as far as it goes, but nothing like what I thought/hoped it would be.

  • 5
    5 February

    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

  • 3
    9 November 2014

    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.

  • 5
    24 June 2014

    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.

  • 15 June 2014

    Peat. Smooth, warm, so mellow. What a malt.

  • 11 June 2014

    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.

  • 9 April 2014

    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!

  • 12 March 2014

    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

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