Highland Park

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96-100
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Highland Park 18-Year-Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Whisky

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  1. $79

Opening aromas are of sea breeze, cigar smoke, oak and malted barley; air contact releases light caramel, fudge, cocoa bean, burnt candle wick and heather. Entry is the most complex of any whisky; midpalate soars on oak, spirit and grain tastes. The greatest distilled spirit of this generation. Buy whatever you can find.

 — P.P.  (11/15/2008)
96-100
points

Highland Park 25-Year-Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Whisky

  1. $230

Smells smoky, along with nuances of sea salt, flowers, cookie batter and light toffee. Entry is oily, oaky and richly salt-and-peppery; the midpalate is where all the components merge into a crescendo of elegant and potent maritime single malt flavors. Along with HP 12, 18, and 30, the finest whisky product line.

 — P.P.  (11/15/2008)
96-100
points

Highland Park 12 Year Old Orkneys Single Malt Whisky

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  1. $40

The aromatic profile is assertive yet welcoming, sweetish yet cereal dry, and oaky yet floral and a touch briny; the quintessential 12-year-old malt bouquet. In the mouth, the integrated flavors come in waves of toasted walnut, dark caramel, toasted marshmallow and barely perceptible seaweed.

 — P.P.  (3/1/2008)
96-100
points

Highland Park 30-Year-Old Orkneys Single Malt Whisky

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  1. $350

The nose offers subtle aromas of unsweetened coconut, bacon fat, and dark toffee with additional toasty scents of apple crisp, dates and oak. The palate entry is rich and fresh; the midpalate features flavors of bacon fat, dark honey, fudge, and bitterswe

 — P.P.  (4/1/2006)
93
points

Highland Park Aged 12 Years

  1. $46

Elegant, light and pretty. This amber spirit has a light, briny vanilla scent and a silky feel. A veil of smoke rises through the Scotch (but fades out fast), leaving behind a sweet nutty, vanilla finish.

 — K.N.  (12/15/2011)
92
points

Highland Park Aged 18 Years

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  1. $105

This Scotch is a big boy—look for assertive, brawny flavors and alcohol burn. However, it still has nuance. Aging in Sherry oak casks draws out a dark amber cast and rich caramel, honey and dried-fruit aromas. The flavor grows more interesting with repeated sips—piquant peaty notes are joined by deep, complex toffee.

 — K.N.  (12/15/2011)
90-95
points

Highland Park 40 Year Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Whisky

  1. $1800

Initial inhalations detect lots of vibrant, salty, maritime aromas, including seaweed, coastal brine and smoke; aeration introduces deft traces of oak, Sherry, honey and dried fruits. Palate entry is acidic, clean, vigorous and properly oily; midpalate highlights include bittersweet flavors of toffee, cocoa bean, light honey and oak resin. Ends up long, spirity…

 — P.P.  (12/15/2009)
90-95
points

Highland Park 15 Years Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  1. $55

The nosing passes find lightly toasted malt notes along with wood, sawdust, distant mint, and light caramel—not the most expressive Highland Park bouquet. The palate entry highlights the maltiness; at midpalate the taste becomes sweeter and honey like complementing the grain/malt base. Finishes assertively with the spirit underlining the honeyed sweetness.

 — P.P.  (12/13/2006)
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