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    Highland Park 12 Years Old Reviews

    Highland Park 12 Years Old 86
    Based on 48 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    Highland Park
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    12 Years
    Alcohol
    40% abv.
    Region
    Scotland, Highlands
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    The first proprietary bottling of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky was as a 12 year old in 1979. It remains the core expression of the Highland Park range and is a smooth, balanced single malt, with a rich full flavour and a gentle smokey finish.

    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Rouge Medic

    5550/99
    Color
    Light amber
    Nose
    Light smoke
    Body
    Think and lacking subtlety
    Palate
    Whiskey, and some smoke on the finish.
    Finish
    unremarkable

    Every thing you expect and nothing more. This is a fine whiskey but lacks the complexity required of a true Scotch. There is some smoke to it but not much else. Not bad but disappointing at its price.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Mark Henderson

    8050/99
    Color
    Honey-colered
    Nose
    Healthy amount of peat, a hint of something sweet (sherry?), fruit
    Body
    Surprisingly light.
    Palate
    Attacks with a citrusty sweet up front. Follows with a smooth peat/smoke, not as harsh as an Islay.
    Finish
    Very modest finish; peat becomes more pronounced as the flavor fades.
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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Honey to golden evening sunset
    Nose
    some fantastic orcadian peat. Touches of apple, caramel sweets, and a bit of big lemon grass.
    Body
    Medium and smooth. I'm a bourbon enthusiast as well, so I know full bodied whisky. This is one of the smoothest from any part of the world I've ever had. Just damn easy going
    Palate
    Wow what a smooth mouthfeel with gushing flavors. Hints of soft ripe banana. Apples(not red) maybe green, but soft green. Hints of grassy like flavors. Very fresh and bright. That orcadian peat you taste is one of the main reasons these guys make the best single malts in the world. Highland Park knock it out of the park with their 12 year? Imagine the 15,16,18,21,25, and 30?
    Finish
    Damn smooth and clean. I'm left begging for more.

    The best 12 yr old in the world.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by ScottyB

    7950/99
    Color
    Honey brown.
    Nose
    Light peat smoke, a unique (but pleasant) touch of banana, caramelized apples, vanilla, maraschino cherries, something not entirely unlike chocolate covered oats (no bake cookies).
    Body
    Medium-thin body. Only slightly viscous.
    Palate
    All sorts of spicy wood. Just a touch of wonderful peat-smoke / briny see air. Nutty (Almonds?). Not overly complex, but pleasant.
    Finish
    Nice long peaty/nutty finish. Mouth tingle hangs around for a good long while.

    Enjoyed: Neat, no water. Enjoyable, if not overly complex. I'm glad I bought a bottle, but I probably won't put it in my normal rotation.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Vermontneat

    8550/99
    Color
    Pale yellow straw
    Nose
    Honey notes, maple sugar, very slight peat
    Body
    Medium oily
    Palate
    Initially honey, orange peel bitterness, very layered, develops into mild peat smoke
    Finish
    Transitions into a smokey finish, ends with roasted walnuts

    The most well-rounded scotch I have tasted, almost difficult to define. For this reason alone, it's an excellent addition to anyone's collection. An example of a great whiskey

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    fruity(sherryish), chocolate, hazelnut, burning sticks and vegetation
    Body
    oily
    Palate
    sweet honey and malt, dark chocolate, burning twigs, mild peat, some smoke ... well balanced
    Finish
    dry, smoke and vegetal

    good stuff, not my preference of flavor tho

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Mr Darcy

    8950/99
    Color
    Light gold
    Nose
    Smokey, Peaty, Citrus, Vanilla, Oak.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    Fruity,salty,smokey,peaty,
    Finish
    Medium well balanced smoke ending.

    Great dram not for the faint of hart.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    beach sunset
    Nose
    Oranges, honey, slight peat medium smoke.
    Body
    Full and rich
    Palate
    Tackled by a force of sweet perfection. Instantly sweet then a touch of smoke and peat.
    Finish
    Long and smooth. Leaves a clean sweet and Smokey finish.

    Quite simply the best tasting whiskey for the money. My cabinet will always have a back up.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Artin

    8750/99
    Color
    dark gold
    Nose
    fruity, smoke
    Body
    full bodied, oily
    Palate
    strong peat, almonds, fruity
    Finish
    long finish, bold strong

    very good single malt with a peaty punch

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Kdfukuyama

    8850/99
    Color
    Amber gold
    Nose
    Sweet, fresh apple, hidden peat
    Body
    Full bodied.
    Palate
    Caramel, nuts and crackers, vanilla, peat
    Finish
    Long finish, warm and smooth

    Harmony between sweet and peat flavor. Became my Number One Single Malt Whisky for any occasion. Has a really nice price for what it offers.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8850/99
    Color
    Clover honey
    Nose
    Carmel, orange chocolate truffle, a hint of peat
    Body
    Medium body
    Palate
    Orange, citrus, carmel, peat, sweet, leather. Best without water, IMO.
    Finish
    Nice finish, not too long or too short. The peat becomes much more pronounced at the end.
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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Quisnic

    8850/99
    Color
    Pale Amber
    Nose
    Fruit, smoke and Earth.
    Body
    full bodied
    Palate
    Citrus, smoke and sweet...
    Finish
    Nice and long

    As with my highschool girlfriend... I liked this dram but did not love it.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Maltymatt

    9050/99
    Color
    straw,light gold
    Nose
    gentle smoke,toffee,hints of honey,orange,butterscotch
    Body
    medium
    Palate
    light peat,smoke,smoky peanuts,citrus
    Finish
    a nice long and fresh smoky finish,great!

    a very good malt,maybe not as good as the highland park 25(for sure)but a great member of the family,top ten scotch

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9850/99
    Color
    Golden, dark amber
    Nose
    Sweet one day, peer the next. Smoky 30 minutes later
    Body
    Full thick and oh so nice
    Palate
    Sweet sherry, honey for me like eating a big hunk one day and a camp fire the next
    Finish
    Medium, and very fulfilling

    My favorite

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by ChadDavis

    8950/99
    Color
    Amber, probably colored with caramel.
    Nose
    Honey, peat smoke, dried grass, herbal, oranges. 29/33
    Body
    Medium thick Scotchy mouthfeel. Very Nice.
    Palate
    Much like the nose. Grassy bitterness and honey-citrus sweetness. This has a mild and integrated peat smoke. It's a bit like Johnny Walker Gold 18 year old, but even smoother. Just lovely. 30/33
    Finish
    The finish isn't too long. This is a super smooth Whisky. The longer it's in the glass, the less prominent the peat becomes. Take you time and enjoy this one. 30/33

    A very well-made Whisky. It's smooth and complex with lots of flavors. It's a mysterious malt; the flavor profile changes. It is sometimes mildly peaty and sometimes bitter-sweet. There is a lot going on with this one. The price was $60.00 US. I'm glad I bought a bottle.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8950/99
    Color
    amber probably colored with caramel
    Nose
    Honey, peat smoke, dried grass, herbal, oranges. 29/33
    Body
    Medium thick Scotchy mouthfeel. Very nice.
    Palate
    Much like the nose. Grassy bitterness, honey-citrus sweetness. An obvious but mild and integrated peat smoke. Its a bit like Johnny Walker Gold 18 yr, but even smoother. Just lovely. 30/33
    Finish
    The finish isn't too long. This is a super smooth Whisky. The longer its in the glass, the less prominent the peat becomes. Take your time and enjoy this one. 30/33

    A very well made Whisky. It's smooth and complex with lots of flavors. Its a mysterious malt, the flavor profile changes. Sometimes mildly peaty, sometimes bitter - sweet. There is a lot going on with this one. The price was $60 US. I'm glad i bought a bottle.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    golden
    Nose
    peaty
    Body
    full body, deep peaty taste
    Palate
    peaty
    Finish
    warm,heat,peaty

    excellent

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    medium amber
    Nose
    Citrusy, orange and lemon with a light hint of the smokey peat to come
    Body
    a medium weight with complex flavors but body has feels clean pure grain essence when opened up with a splash of water.
    Palate
    Initial peat iodine but not overbearing as in some Islays. Quickly fades to reveal honey and heather balenced by a citrusy backbone. A pleasing tanic bitterness in the end cleans it away preparing for another sip.
    Finish
    brings back the light peat smoke with a pleasing dry unlit cigar bitterness.

    A very well balenced whiskey. As close to a true hybrid between the phenolic peakiness of Islay and the more restrained maltiness of Speysides as you'll find. At this price its my go to house single malt.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Apple

    9150/99
    Color
    Dark gold
    Nose
    First, malt and smoke (smoother smoke than an Isly whiskey). Then, orange
    Body
    Medium. It bites you first, but the a warming mellow feel to it.
    Palate
    Malty, honey, a hint chocolate, creamy. Ends up with smooth smoke.
    Finish
    Long and with bitter smoke.
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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Madcow

    9250/99
    Nose
    Peat
    Body
    Pretty thick
    Palate
    peat

    Fantastic for the Price, Just amazing. If you like peat, you will love this.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by The Squatch

    8150/99
    Color
    Light Amber, dark yellow in sunlight
    Nose
    Musty oak with a hint of sweet mold like wild mushrooms.
    Body
    Mid-full body, slight sting.
    Palate
    Smokey peat, wet oak. Sort of like the Calm before the storm.
    Finish
    Warm, gentle yet strong to the end, overbearing to mouthgasmic status.

    Wonderful lingering taste, almost ruined by the thought of perverting it with even the slightest bit of water be it liquid or frozen.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by LifeIsOnTheWire

    8950/99
    Color
    Amber/Copper
    Nose
    Campfire, mossy earth. A splash of water brings out a citrus peel, maybe honey?
    Body
    Smooth, light.
    Palate
    Short sting, flavours come through late. Warming of the tongue brings earthy flavour, malt, grain.
    Finish
    Served neat, the finish is untransitional, much the same as the initial taste, just softer. Served with a splash of water, the finish brings sweeter tastes like honey, honey, lemongrass.

    Probably one of my favorite sub-$100 whiskeys. Has alot of character for its price.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Eye-lah Guy

    8850/99
    Color
    Deep Amber
    Nose
    Notes of spice and sherry
    Body
    Full; aggressive
    Palate
    Fine grains evident in clean taste; on second experience, evidence of oak and honey. Extraordinary balance.
    Finish
    Finishes with subtle peat and toffee tones

    Outstanding dram, from the northern most island, with alternating characteristics of both Highland and Island.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    7750/99
    Color
    Dull gold
    Nose
    Some smoke, honey
    Body
    Moderate
    Palate
    Honey continues with peat intensifying just a bit
    Finish
    medium finish with an off-putting bitter note at the end
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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Dmessmer

    7950/99
    Color
    Lush amber.
    Nose
    Hints of honey with a bit of smokiness. Fruitiness also comes through. The nose is the best part of this malt.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    Begins with a wonderful creamy sweetness that is to die for. Then mellows into a citrusy, grassy flavor with a touch of bitterness. Some fruitiness, and a definite punch of peaty smokiness.
    Finish
    Long and slightly bitter - my least favorite part of this malt.

    I was disappointed in this Scotch at first, but I'm starting to come around. It starts off wonderfully strong, with perhaps the finest nose of any whisky I've had, and a nice palate at first. It doesn't finish as strong though, thus keeping off the list of my favorites.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Evan'sWhiskyNL

    8650/99
    Color
    Rich amber colour
    Nose
    Fresh leather, smoke, slight peat, heather honey
    Body
    Smooth, medium intensity
    Palate
    Honey, slight peat and smoke, coarse salt, with citrus overtones (orange and lemon)
    Finish
    Lovely spice on the tongue, great finish that starts in the back of the throat and warms the whole body, smooth finish with a slight apple aftertase.
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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Leo

    7950/99
    Color
    A light amber
    Nose
    Rather smoky. Wood smoke,like being around a campfire.
    Body
    Medium bodied. A slight burning on the edges of the tongue. Coats the inside of your mouth well before the burn comes.
    Palate
    Peat, lot's of peat and smoke.
    Finish
    Not a particularly long finish, The smokiness tends to remain for a while though.

    When taken neat it is quite heavy on the smokiness scale. But a small splash of water tends to mellow things out nicely, producing a very pleasant dram.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    Caramel, golden hue like iced tea
    Nose
    Smoky with a mix of earthiness and orange spice
    Body
    Bites quickly but mellows even faster with a surprisingly light mouth feel
    Palate
    Toffee with a bit of smoke and nuttiness
    Finish
    a moderate finish with just a touch of heat, smooth and easy going down

    Incredibly well-balanced and easy to drink. Nice flavors combined with just enough heat.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8850/99
    Color
    LIGHT GOLD
    Nose
    HONEY, HEATHER, MILD SMOKE, HINT OF PEAT, CITRUSY ORANGE PEEL, MALT, CHOCOLATE, SHERRY,
    Body
    MEDIUM BODY AND SMOOTH
    Palate
    HONEY, HINT OF SMOKE, LIGHT PEAT, A LITTLE SALT, HINT OF VANILLA, A LITTLE SOUR
    Finish
    A NICE LONG SMOOTH FINISH

    RBBIE

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9850/99
    Color
    Amber hue with a shimmer. Think Stanley Park at sunset.
    Nose
    This is such a layered scotch. Much moreso than, say, Macallan 12. When served neat, the nose is that of a dirty Q-tip; when on rocks for a minute or two, the honey tones come right to the top.
    Body
    Expansive. It holds a splash or melted ice quite well. Body is not diminshed when cooled due to the fact that the sweetness comes out so prominently.
    Palate
    When neat, the strong nose prepares the mouth adequately. First 2 seconds seem like spice, but is in fact peat. Subsides with a slight burn beginning in the back of throat and ending mid-chest. On rocks and cooled, the honey nose engenders a relaxation of the face as the preparatory command for a relaxing drink. Honey palate closes the deal. Expands in the mouth and goes down like silk.
    Finish
    Sting lingers when neat and has a dehumifiying effect - water back is helpful and a saltine cracker is as well to give the next drink some dry powder to work with. On the rocks, the finish is superbly clean and clarifying, expanded sweetness in the mouth recedes naturally and completely within about 5 seconds.

    This is the only scotch I drink at home though I have tried, and continue to try, others at Brandy Library and other such places in NYC. But, I always come back to this. The 12yr is even better than the 15 and 18, which drop the honey tones with increasing severity. The honey nose and body are what make this such an agreeable companion. I plan to begin buying this by the case.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by C2

    8250/99
    Color
    Gold - Copper
    Nose
    Lots of malt, cream cracker, raw honey, raisin sweetness, nutty oil, plywood/new furniture made from compress wood.
    Body
    Medium body. Fresh entry.
    Palate
    Sweet and sour, like eating orange and lemon together. Wood. Very mild smoke and peat at the background. Turns rather bitter, like chewing on fresh orange peel.
    Finish
    Almost like a scented candle. Mild smoke, but more like steam fused with honey and maybe a bit of peat? Constantly felt like sticking an orange peel in the nose, bitter finish. Doesn't last very long but after the bitterness is gone, there's a faint barley sweetness.

    It felt like chewing through a Mandarin orange dipped in honey together with the skin. Sweet first, bitter later. Extremely malty, and the Sherry cask is obvious. Smoke and peat is overshadowed by the sweetness. Not my type of scotch but even then it's interesting enough for me to enjoy it.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Maibockaddict

    9550/99
    Color
    Golden Yellow
    Nose
    Fresh Orange and/or citrus, Oak, sweet alcohol, with hints of barbecue.
    Body
    Medium body and smooth.
    Palate
    This definitely reminds me of really good barbecue. Light smokiness, fruit, wood, all well balanced. Has a hint of charcoal/lighter fluid taste like when you first ignite a charcoal fire.
    Finish
    Pleasing long finish of subtle smoke and wood. No harshness at all. Leaves you wanting more (provided you did not have too much :-)).

    Love this Malt. This is a favorite and will always try to have some on hand. Hands down the best for the price, and even better than many more expensive Malts.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Tinfoilhat

    9250/99
    Color
    Light gold
    Nose
    Neat - Peat, honey, heather, alcohol, some apple. Beautiful. With water the alcohol is gone and a bit more of the apple shows up.
    Body
    Medium full. Chewy.
    Palate
    Honey then gentle peat. Slight hint of salt.
    Finish
    Long, smooth, tingly. A bit dry, and then the peat shows up again at the end. Leaves you wanting more. Very dangerous.

    Hardly any need for another review of this. Absolutely one of the finest available. I pray constantly that the price remains where it is so that it stays affordable. Great neat, and great with a small splash. Wonderful stuff.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by ColoradoDram

    8850/99
    Color
    Gold/Light amber.
    Nose
    Toffee, butterscotch, heather, gentle smoke.
    Body
    Medium bodied, medium gritty, medium oily, consistent.
    Palate
    Honey, toffee, smoke - confirms the nose.
    Finish
    Short, fresh, satisfying, sufficiently dry. Conistency appreciated.

    There are three scotches I consider apropos for aperitif or dessert: Glenlivet 18, Glenmorangie Nectar D'or, and this one. It's a can't miss, and a great value...

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8250/99
    Color
    perfect
    Nose
    I prepare to smell my own way, try to avoid generalized terms.
    Body
    Also prepare to drink my own way, cliches not always suitable.
    Palate
    hint of smoke, lovely notes struck. Not bravura but v delicious
    Finish
    Admirable balance, not the most dramatic of its outer island cousins but lovely nonetheless

    Always thought this was beautiful whisky. KL

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by TheGrinch

    8850/99
    Color
    Light gold, amber
    Nose
    Burn/alcohol, light underlying peat and vanilla
    Body
    Light and smooth with a hint of burn. Not particularly oily.
    Palate
    Light peat, hint of orange/mandarin, maybe some toffee?
    Finish
    Lightly burning smoky peat. Kind of like your mouth saying "Ahhhhh....."

    A fantastic value! I first reviewed this immediately after opening the bottle - this was a mistake! Every pour since then has been better than the last. All of the flavors I describe above become more prominent and the silkiness of the oil feel improves as the burn disappears. This is a top tier spirit!

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9150/99
    Color
    Gold or light straw
    Nose
    Honey or light fruit with the right balance of peat.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    Honey,Smoke,Peat, Light Fruit
    Finish
    SMOOTH. Calming.

    For the price and quality you get this is a wonderful scotch whiskey. One of my favorites. A nice all round whiskey for any occasion.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8550/99
    Color
    Rich straw.
    Nose
    Flowers, honey, malt, smoke.
    Body
    Medium.
    Palate
    Sugared fruit, malt, grains, vanilla, honey, smoke, lemon tea.
    Finish
    Medium-long, honey and fruit, malty, barley (like a nice Belgian Palm beer)

    Very balanced whisky for such a young age. Not too heavy and therefore good as an aperitif. Altogether very special.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Gear

    8550/99
    Color
    Medium amber
    Nose
    Smokey incense, unlit cigar, pear, orange zest. A little water reveals some bread dough and sawed oak.
    Body
    Just a touch oily--like vinegar with a few drops of oil in it. It glides through the mouth easily without cloying.
    Palate
    Smokey peat is front and center with a bit of honey playing backup. A little saltiness and butterscotch after opening with water.
    Finish
    A light warm tingle with a lingering smokiness like after eating a perfectly charred steak with strong presence in the nose (my nose, not its nose). Some bready taste long into the finish. A very nice finish.

    One of my favorite Scotches--and one that will always have a spot in my cabinet. My yardstick for smoky/peaty Scotch.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Gold
    Nose
    Ripe fruit, mild smoke, well-balanced and appealing.
    Body
    Medium
    Palate
    NIce sweetness, balanced with smoke and a little salt. Very smooth. Almost reminds me of peanut butter.
    Finish
    Long, smooth finish.

    After my first glass, I wasn't sure how I felt about this whisky, but by the end of the bottle it became one of my favorites. Great value, great taste, I strongly recommend.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Eddie

    9050/99
    Color
    Medium amber touch of gold..
    Nose
    Citrus, smoke, peat, salty. Made my mind wander...
    Body
    A little on the thin side of medium..
    Palate
    Over ripe oranges, salt. like the taste of the sea, smoke and a little sweet, just nice
    Finish
    Excellent finish, long and the flavors stayed for a while.

    When I drink this it makes me think of where it was made, Rough seas winds, cold and how life was way back when..

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Williamson

    8850/99
    Color
    Creme de peche
    Nose
    Fresh oranges with a fudgy chocolate feel, and, barely noticeable, subtle smokiness, of which the peat remains absent.
    Body
    A notable mass without too much weightiness.
    Palate
    Complex indeed, I am finding myself trying to follow the story here. Citrus fruits, although a bit on the background, turn ripe and soft, then a hint of vanilla appears, as if to announce a gentle but prominent oakiness, to let the smoke take over and stick around for a while. These all go hand in hand with fine milk chocolate. Magnificent.
    Finish
    One of the longer finishes around. Soothing and still smoky, whilst previous notes gently appear one by one.

    Deliciously satisfying, viciously complex. Functions well as a daily dram, as well as it makes a good favorite among other 12 year olds on an in-depth whisky tasting. This one is known for being the greatest all-rounder in the world of whisky, and it's not for nothing. Spectacular.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Jdbuckeye2009

    9150/99
    Color
    Rich amber, slightly coppery
    Nose
    Perfect amount of smoke and peat; citrusy orange peel; just a hint of malty sweetness
    Body
    Medium-bodied; slightly oily
    Palate
    Smoke and peat come through nicely without being overwhelming; malty caramel; hints of dark chocolate and cigars; some sea salt
    Finish
    One of the best in the business! Very long with nice warming and drying; sherry and malt are dominant

    Head and shoulders above anything else in its price range, and it stands toe to toe with more expensive great scotches like Oban and Talisker. I can't fault it for anything, other than that the bottle has a bottom.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Np

    8250/99
    Color
    Yellow throughout, hint of amber
    Nose
    Smoke, alcohol dominant, but some peat and earthiness gets through if warm enough.
    Body
    Well balanced & incredibly smooth. Easy drinker.
    Palate
    Mostly smoke and peat, slightly fruity.
    Finish
    Long finish and pleasant burn; salty smoke lingers through and invades the sinuses.

    My first review. A great scotch and a fine introduction to the Highland Region. Excellent for it's drinkability, but some may find the peat/smoke overwhelming. A great value in my opinion.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Gold hue
    Nose
    sweet sherry nose
    Body
    Medium Body
    Palate
    smooth and elegant
    Finish
    nice long finish with accents of honey

    I started with the Glenlivet 15 year old which was good but then found my palate enjoyed the more complex 12 year Macallan. I am enjoying the Highland Park 12 year old just as much as the Macallan.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Mishima

    8450/99
    Color
    Light Staw, A June Sunrise
    Nose
    Floral, a breath of apple blossoms. The lapping brine of the sea. Peat, neither too much to overwhelm the other aromas, nor too little to ignore. Sherry, and its promise of choclate and oranges.
    Body
    Medium thick, a swelling ocean oily rolicking in your mouth
    Palate
    Sweet, a deep honeyed flavour that turns to sherry (that bit o' chocholate) and then fruit, bright fresh fruit, sometimes apples, other bannanas, perhaps something else.
    Finish
    It begins hot, cooling as it dries, leaving your tongue velvet enshrouded, thick and lush with the last touch of honey and sherry vying for dominance.

    This is of course the whisky known as the great all arounder, and for good reason. It represents in turns most of the divergent scottish whisky experiences all in one relatively inexpensive bottle (only the lowlands are not adequately spoken for). It is also the great back and forther. Every time I taste this whisky I find something different. From the same bottle I have found it to be one day more peaty/salty, another more sherry/fruity. Some days it is sweet, others, bone dry. It is like a vibrant friend, always changing, always enganging in some unexpected way.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Spike

    9050/99
    Color
    Medium amber
    Nose
    Smooth, medium flavor rofile. The ideal beginner's single malt.
    Body
    Smooth, easy on the palate.
    Palate
    No big flavors, some vanilla, eather, peat.
    Finish
    Nice smooth finish.

    Highly recommended for those in search of a no-fault single-malt scotch.

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    Highland Park 12 Years Old
    Review by Red Hare

    8450/99
    Color
    Dark gold
    Nose
    Oranges, grapes, chocolate, leather and heather. Slight hint of peat.
    Body
    A little oily. Smooth. Slips down in little slugs
    Palate
    A little sour. Oranges, melons, chocolate milkshake. Hints of butter and white chocolate.
    Finish
    Short finish. Bitter, then quickly becomes sherry sweet and peaty. Heather honey.

    Chocolate milkshake with orange Kit Kat.

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