Highland Park 18 Year Old70cl / 43%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Stewed Fruit
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.
29 Customer Reviews
Got bottle of this for Xmas and wanted one for ages. Deeply dissapointed. Everything I like about the 12 has gone, very little character and quite harsh to drink. Not as dissapointed as I am about 18 glenfiddich small batch but equally uncomplex and characterless, surpassed in quality by lagavulin distillers at 70% the expense
My favourite whisky along with Glenmorangiw 18 year old but the Glenmorangie is still a realistic price . The Highland Park has priced itself out the game and is not worth more than Glenmorangie 18 year old. Greed has got the better of Highland Park !!
Overpriced, but very good :0 Highland Park are obviously doing well, the price for anything above their 12yr old is going through the roof. I thought $150 was a little outrageous here in Aus, now th e price is $180, gimmie a break, good dram, but the 12 year is more complex and I can get better aged sherried drams for less, sorry HP you''ve lost me with your price...
picture sitting in front of a fire place with friends and family. Enjoying old stories, laughing and reminiscing of the good old times.. I recommend this to anyone who Can shell out 140. Its a wonderful smokey whiskey, the best ive had.
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!