Highland Park 12 Year Old

Highland Park 12 Year Old
WhiskyHighland Park 12 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionIslands
TypeSingle Malt
CaskSherry
Age12 years old
Abv40%
Rating 81/100

About

Located in Kirkwall, Orkney, Highland Park is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland. Their single malts are known for their mix of a bold, maritime character and a delicate sherry influence.
Reviews of Highland Park 12 Year Old
says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

leichte sherry aromen, dezenter torfrauch, eher wässerig, kaum abgang

says on December 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

a lil bit of everything in there. good dram

says on December 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Warming but not overpowering. A sweetness, maybe sherry, not harsh.

says on November 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Quite delicious, the peat, smoke and sweetness is very approachable.

says on November 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Zacht, redelijk neutraal, voor een whisky is hij fris te noemen.

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

petrol, oils and smoke on the nose.
smoke, wood and round notes of spice.

Nose

petrol, oils, smoke

Palate

smoke, round, spice, earth

Finish

smoke, spuce

says on November 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Good Sherry nose. Light smoke wisps with honey. short finish.

says on November 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Excellent

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Honey, green apples, bit of smoke and a tiny bit of rubber. A classic. By far not the best version but good as always.

says on October 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Burnished

General description

In der Nase Vanille mit einer würzigen Muskatnuss-Note. Dazu etwas Rauch über zarter Nektarinen-Haut. Im Mund machen sich frische Äpfel breit, die von pfeffrigen Gewürzen gespickt scheinen. Auch Karamell und Vanille lassen sich langsam nieder. Am Ende findet sich auch wieder die Nektarine, ehe der Abgang erneut die Apfelschale nach vorn treibt. Diese wirkt letztlich ganz leicht angebrannt, ohne dass dieses Raucharoma aber wirklich bestimmend wäre. Nachdem das verflogen ist, bleiben noch Noten von frischen Kräutern.

says on October 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

solid body with fine smoke aftertaste

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

vanilla, sweet, sharp

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

balanced - sweet, malt, cherry

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Riding a fine line between sweet and overly sweet, but the peat smoke and brine gives it a healthy tug to balance it out. One of my daily sippers.

says on September 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

truly solid

says on September 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Excellent balanced whisky, so well balanced I don't find it overly exciting but definitely enjoyable to drink

says on September 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Nicely mild smoky peat with cherry sweetness

says on September 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

Great value. Have drank this for a while and have not been bored. Would recommend for those who can handle mild/moderate peat.

Nose

Cigar ash/burnt matches. hints of moss and possibly citrus.

Palate

malt notes quickly followed by peat and char notes. Hidden tones of pineapple from time to time.

Finish

moderate smoke.

says on August 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

Lightly smoked aroma with honey and malty notes. Sweet and rich taste. Unsurprisingly finish.

says on August 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amber

General description

good ballance. But fragrance is low.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Good value. Fruity, caramel, smoky, brine. Quite complex yet easy to drink. Well balanced and pleasant.

says on July 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Very pleasant nose of caramel, honey, fruits, and slight hint of smoke. Palate surprised me - mellow with almost no bitter after-taste; gave that apple and citrus finish that reminds me of Courvoisier VSOP cognac! Very balanced.

says on July 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Burnished

General description

I was hoping for more. Though it is nice, it's not challenging, bold - don't know why I was expecting that but it has such a great spicy fruity nose that I was hoping for a more bold character. A good one to try.

says on July 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

pleasantly surprised, smokey, complex, yet easy to drink

says on July 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

fresh with a tiny bit at salt and smoke, nice

Nose

fresh jasmine lime

Palate

citrus jasmine almonds a bit of smoke a bit of salt a bit of peat

Finish

pepper quite long

says on July 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Vollmundig weich mit Sherry. Extremst dezenter Rauch.

says on July 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Schön mild und rauchig im Abgang. Für den Preis ein echter Geheimtip!

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

A cheap an tasty introduction to Highland Park. Recommendable

says on June 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

Pleasantly approachable peated scotch. This was a good transition for me from fruity sherried whisky to delve into peated varieties. Smooth with a fruity character that rounds out to smoky towards the finish.

Nose

Banana, vanilla custard, oak, and hints of peat

Palate

briny and fruity

Finish

Heathery peat

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

.

says on May 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

A smooth sipping whisky. Remains honest with little complexity to it;hence nothing remarkable, but enjoyable all the same.

Nose

Barley cereals. A honey sweetness with hints of vanilla and peat. Quite an elegant aroma.

Palate

Smooth cereal & malt body with a gentle smokiness. Quickly develops into a peppery finish.

Finish

Malt flavour lingers behind the woody warmth

says on May 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

smokey smell, smooth, light burn

says on May 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Good Standard Whisky

Nose

Sherry, orange, little bit of smoke, honey

Palate

wood taste, vanilla, licorice, coffee

Finish

wood, smoky, bitter, heather

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Smokey, slightly salty and peaty. Super smokey up front, with a notable burn.

says on April 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice alittle smokey allrounder

says on April 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Great over all scotch.. nice sweet nose , raisens on palate as well . will buy again

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

    4 out of 5 stars

Lightly peated with fruit and honey notes.

says on April 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Guter Whisky: Sehr komplexe und daher interessante Nase. Im Mund sehr einfach und im Abgang deutlich das Fass zu spüren.
Toller Whisky zu Normalverbrauch durch greifbare Aromen.

Nose

Sherry-Noten in der Nase mit hellen frischen Früchten. Floral mit Karamell. Leichte zarte Rauchigkeit (kein Lagerfeuer) vermischt mit angenehmer Süße.

Palate

Prickeln auf der Zungenspitze. leichte Rauchigkeit,Würzigkeit, danach angenehme Eichen-Noten. Ölige Konsistenz.

Finish

Heidekraut, danach leichte Bitterkeit der Eichenfässer, kleine Zartbitter-Note. Nicht zu langer Abgang, medium. Schlussendich hat man den Geruch eines kalten Lagerfeuers im Mund.

says on April 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

Ausgewogen zwischen zartem Rauch und einer leichten Sherry Note.
Insgesamt würzig und süffig.

Nose

Zarter medizinischer Rauch und etwas Sherry.
Zudem Malz und Pfeffer.

Palate

Malz und Pfeffer.
Im Hintergrund der zarte Rauch und der Sherry.

Finish

Eiche und Heidekraut (beides hält sich eher bedeckt).

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

More nose than taste.

Nose

dark chocolate, nuts and caramel. Not very fruits.

Palate

Chocolate again going towards coffee. A good amount of bitter oak.

Finish

Still cocoa sticking to the tongue. Quite smoothie.

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Ny favourite since forever.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Caramel and smoke. Has an alcohol bite, but not too punishing.

says on March 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

A well balanced whisky. A bit of everything. Peat,sherry,oak. a good beginners whisky to learn about the flavours.

Nose

Mild

Palate

Round

Finish

Smooth

says on March 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

enjoyed the flavor

says on March 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

always great

says on March 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Intense yet round. Spicy yet not overpowering. Very pleasant.

says on March 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

low level peat with sweetness

says on February 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Round with soft character,sweetness with touch of not so strong sherry note and little bit of smoke,nothing to much..

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

what a nose!

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Heidekraut, Weich, Küste

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

mooi beginnende whisky

says on February 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

A great whisky with a bit of everything - light smoke, sweetness, a bit of sherry and oak. The perfect introductory bottle for Scotch.

Nose

Peat smoke, sherry, malt, oak, sweetness, spices, chocolate

Palate

Spices, sweetness, sherry, oil, malt, oak, red apples, peat smoke

Finish

Peat, malt, sweetness, heather

says on February 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

On the nose sweet, a little peaty with hints of smoke palate sweet, peaty with lingering taste of smoke at the back really good.

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

ce que je veux d'un highland Park.

says on January 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Tawny

General description

дуб и нежный торф. мужской такой лесеой

says on January 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Mild smoky notes and great drinkability. Really love this scotch

says on January 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Not too smoky or peaty. Smooth but has a slight bitter aftertaste.

says on December 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

nose:pear and vanilla extract
taste: light smoke and orange zest with nutmeg.
finish: seaweed

says on December 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 63/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Leichter Rauch Honigsüße Kräuter und Gewürze

Nose

Als erstes zeigt sich leichte Rauchigkeit mit Kräuternoten dann zeigt sich Süße in der Form von Honig. Hinter dem Honig folgt Kandierte Orangenschale danach folgt etwas Vanillie sowie Gewürze

Palate

Am Anfang sehr weich dann gefolgt von Süße von Sherry nach dem Sherry folgen leichte Honig Noten die dann in Würzigkeit und Eichen sowie Kaffenoten sowie ein anklang von lakrtizte enden

Finish

Würze und Trockenheit

says on December 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

rich Vanilla with light smoke. very basic but solid.

Nose

vanilla
smoke
maybe bittle orange

Palate

vanilla
warm
wood (little bit bitter)

Finish

medium
cold(fresh)
vanilla stays a little bit longer

says on December 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

My experience with Scotch and other whiskies is extremely limited but this is the bottle that solidified my love.

says on November 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Mild flavours

Nose

Minimal

Palate

Mild flavour

Finish

Moderate heat

says on November 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

toegankelijk
licht rokerig

says on November 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

One of my favorite daily dram, perfectly balanced between vanilla, sweetness and final smoke.
Very good quality, related to its price.

says on October 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Smooth and accessible, but not enough smoke for me. Very sherry and also a bit too sweet for me. If you like these things and dislike too much smoke, you'll love it!

says on September 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Old gold

General description

very lightly smoked... took me a moment to even notice it!
sweet and smoky! an interesting combination. vanilla notes, mild burn

says on August 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

salmiak. rook. zoetige smaak. lekker

says on July 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Peaty, sherry, not much heat. I see why people like it, but not for me.

says on July 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Vanilla notes, heatherly and floral taste. A very little peaty flavor at the end. One of my favorites for littlebmoney.

says on June 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Very nice Islander, with a healthy dose of peatiness and smoky goodness... everything I love about scotch.

says on June 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

wow. excellent balance between honey and smoke. definitely buying this again

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Fantastischer Whisky mit zartem Rauch

Nose

Zarter Rauch mit leichter Sherrysüße

Palate

Ausgewogene, zart rauchige Süße

Finish

Wieder Süß mit leichtem Rauch und Heidekraut

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

_

says on May 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Ein sehr guter Einsteigerwhisky von Highland Park. Sollte in keiner Hausbar fehlen.

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

richtig guter whisky
fein ausbalanciert

says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

sweet

says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sweet and peat, great balance and great price.

says on April 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Nice. Lacks the smoky body of the Islays that I'm most familiar with, but the sherry really comes through. Well balanced.

says on April 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Old gold

General description

I find it interesting how this dram develops its aroma, at first you can smell sweet lemon, honey and a bit of peat, but then it changes into more green, fruity smell, apple? Palate is well-rounded peaty sweet, almost syrup-like sweetness. A little too quick a finish for my taste perhaps. Not the perfect dramformy taste, but still a very good and classy dram.

says on March 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nose: fruity / vanilla / light smoky. Taste: smoky / a little oily / strong. Aftertaste: smoky long lingering taste. This is a good whisky for peatlovers. And because of the peat, it's not for me.

says on March 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Een heerlijk gebalanceerde whisky. Geur van lichte turfrook en honing caramel. De smaak is licht kruidig, fruitig en zoet. Een lichte afdronk met een mooi evenwicht. Een must voor iedere liefhebber!!

says on March 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Duidelijk een favoriet, dit is whisky

says on March 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Yellow gold

General description

süß und leicht rauchig

Nose

Fruchtige Süße. Getrocknetes Obst. Karamell. leicht rauchige Note

Palate

süß, leicht rauchig. voll und rund im Mund. Eiche ist vorhanden. würzig

Finish

im Abgang würziger und eichenlastiger.

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Un de mes favoris dans les classiques. un toube légère et agréable

says on February 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Maritim nose with seagrass, smoke and some sweetness. Very fine aroma, bit of salt and honey. Long and delicate finish. To me this tastes like a sunny, windy day at the scotish sea.

says on February 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smokey, tastefull

says on January 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smokey softness. good

says on January 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Old gold

General description

very nice

says on December 28, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Beetje zemig. Scherpe smaak. Niet super smokey.

says on December 26, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Nice smoky whisky with malt sweet in the end and layered gentle multiflavour.

says on December 25, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

my choice to keep me going over Christmas. really easy to drink. a good go to whisky.

says on December 22, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

decent everyday dram, torn between this and glenfiddich 12yo for a daily drinker. overall not disappointed in this purchase.

Nose

Clean ocean breeze, sweetness that i cant label, orange zest, slightly floral but not overbearing. reminds me of a freshly cleaned room on he beach with the windows open.

Palate

sweet and salty, a little bit of bitterness on the tip of yor tongue. not to thick but just right in texture.

Finish

not much of an after affect, hints of the nose and palate in the finish.

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 61/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Cant go, wrong as a gift

says on November 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

mooie zachte whisky

says on November 6, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

La découverte de l'alliance entre la tourbe et les vents scandinaves. Magnifique!

says on October 24, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

good.

says on September 25, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

My favorite for a normal day and normal price. Slight peated, a little bit sweet, smooth.

says on August 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

A nice combination of Smokey Peat, vanilla, and sherry.

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Honey
  • Sweet
  • Malt
  • Fruit
  • Orange
  • Sherry
  • Heather
  • Smooth
  • Smoky
  • Salt
  • Great
  • Delicate
  • Good
  • Balanced
  • Amazing
  • Spice
  • Bitter
  • Wood
  • Dry
  • Vanilla
  • Light
  • Apple
  • Amber
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