Highland Park 12 Year Old

Highland Park

12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


7.9/10
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$66.99
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Situated on the Island of Orkney to the west of Kirkwall, Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in the World. It was founded by Magnus Eunson in the late 18th century, one of many Orcadian smugglers and illicit Whisky producers who rebelled against the heavy excise duties imposed to finance the war with Napoleon. It is said that he used his position as Church Officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. The distillery was licensed in 1826 by Robert Borwick, whose son-in-law, the local Exciseman John Robertson, is generally credited with routing out the smugglers. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to use hard water. Also unusual is the use of traditional floor maltings for germinating the barley, which is then dried over a fire of local aromatic heather peat. This is the source of the heathery smokiness that is characteristic of Highland Park Whiskies.
 
Highland Park 12 YO was first introduced in 1979. It is a blend of different single malts the youngest of them being at least 12 years old. Since then it remains the core expression of the Highland Park Distillery renowned for its smooth and balanced characteristics that are more than a benchmark to many different Scotch single malts. A timeless dram that is a must have for anyone who considers himself just a bit of a Scotch aficionado.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Island
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Highland Park
  • Bottler
    Highland Park
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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smoky
manuka honey
sherry
peaty
vanilla
sweet
fire
caramel
floral
What does Highland Park 12 Year Old taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Highland Park 12 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Rich amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweetest peat around with hints of orange, sherry, vanilla and cinnamon.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
The peat becomes stronger and the malt kicks in. Oak, lemon and vanilla are also present with some spices tingling around.
 
Finish
Long and rich finish with waves of different sensational flavours.

Flavour Spiral
Smoky, Manuka Honey, Sherry, Vanilla, Fire, Dry, Sweet, Caramel, Peaty.
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Highland Park 12 Year Old
Robert
Nice one soft tones delicate
Will
Nice smoked and sweet, with a taste of sherry for a boast of flavor.
Chris
Different. It's like a cross between a highland and a islay.
anonymous
Smooth
Matthew
Delicious.
anonymous
Very smooth
anonymous
Smokey sweet and a bit spicy, not too strong
Bruce
Superb
Jonas
Nice and spicy with alot of character
Kevin
A real good all-around experience in a single glass. It's not super complicated, but it can have as much or little character as you're interested in experiencing in any given sitting.
anonymous
My introduction to Single Malt
anonymous
Smokey and sweet, excellent.
Josh
Beautifully complex. A wonderful journey from the nose through the palate with a bit of peat on the finish. Excellent! On my shelf.
anonymous
Smokey. Burn Carmel.
anonymous
Erg lekkere whisky
anonymous
Tasted a little wood on after awhile. I could smell honey. After adding a little bit of water the taste was more pronounced.
Jacob
Grass
anonymous
I liked the balance on this one . Soft smoke. Underlying honey and slight saline salty.
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