Category Archives: Highland Park

Highland Park Ice, 17yo, 53.9%

The Highland Park Ice Edition. After a few series centered around viking-based marketing there suddenly was a new series that focuses on I don’t know what. Ice is not really an element, so that can’t be it. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Highland Park 18, 1956-1974, 43%

Recently I got the chance to get my mits on a tiny sample of this 18 year old Highland Park. Obviously I wanted in, and thanks to some timily obtained bottled I was able to trade for it instead of … Continue reading

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Highland Park 1999, 16yo, cask 4260, 56.6% – Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Exchange

The second sample I got from The Whisky Exchange is a cask strength Highland Park from 1999. About the same age (or exactly the same age) as the Aberlour. This one’s from a bourbon cask, which deviates a little bit … Continue reading

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Highland Park 1999-2010, 10yo, 59.3% – SMWS (4.141 – Simply Delicious)

Apparently, even the SMWS tasting panel is something lost for words when naming their whiskies. I can imagine after having done about 4000 of them, but ‘Simply Delicious’ doesn’t sound very inspired… Anyway, fresh bourbon barrel and Highland Park is … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition Day 5: Highland Park 1992-2015, 22 yo, 59.6% – Cadenhead Wood Range (Sherry Cask)

As expected, yesterday was another zero-pointer. I had everything wrong about this whisky, apart from the fact that it was a cask strength dram. That’s something that, obviously, is not getting you any points at all. It seems that I … Continue reading

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Highland Park 1997-2008, 10yo, Cask 5820, 57.6% – Gordon & MacPhail Reserve

When this bottling came out in 2008, it happened to be around early autumn when the Whisky by the Sea festival was held in Vlissingen. I was there with my friend TT and we ended up talking to Michiel Wigman … Continue reading

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Highland Park Odin, 16yo, 55.8%

About a million years ago (on February 19th of 2015, in the time of the mammoth) I did a bottle share of Highland Park’s then newest release in their ‘short series’ stuff. The Odin. The follow up and grand finale … Continue reading

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