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Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008


Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:26 pm

Welcome to the Highland Park Live Forum Tasting.

The Whiskies

  • Highland Park 12 Years Old
  • Highland Park 15 Years Old
  • Highland Park 16 Years Old
  • Highland Park 18 Years Old
  • Highland Park 21 Years Old
  • Highland Park 25 Years Old
  • Highland Park 30 Years Old
  • + limited editions and ind. bottlings

Date and Time

  • Friday 15th February 6:00pm GMT

Special guest
Sorry, couldn't get anyone in time, but working on future guests...

For those of you who do not know what these are about they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

You can follow the tastings on this page or click this link to open our live tastings page.

Please feel free to join in and post any comments or tasting notes you have.

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Start time - 6:00pm GMT

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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:00 pm

Matt, how will this work? Are there specific start times for each bottling or will we go thru the entire range in each session?
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:06 pm

Excellent reminder Matt, thanks!!! Looking forward to it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby les taylor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:31 pm

I received my sample in this mornings post. Matt thanks very much. :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:06 pm

I think just see how it goes, starting with the 12 seems like an idea... :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:25 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:Matt, how will this work? Are there specific start times for each bottling or will we go thru the entire range in each session?


Generally speaking, the group on-line will start with the youngest OB within the group and proceed forward. At some point people will start bringing in IB bottlings or single casks from HP. This will start over from time to time as different groups come on-line.

Generally, look for the Euro group to get going about 7 PM GMT and continue for several hours. As the day progresses, the Euro folk drop off and the North Americans start joining in. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 AM GMT you will see Mikey and I show up and we will carry it forward for another 3 or 4 hours.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:13 pm

Looks like it is kicking off around 6:00pm GMT....

getting close already... :mrgreen:

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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:18 pm

Ganga wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:Matt, how will this work? Are there specific start times for each bottling or will we go thru the entire range in each session?


Generally speaking, the group on-line will start with the youngest OB within the group and proceed forward. At some point people will start bringing in IB bottlings or single casks from HP. This will start over from time to time as different groups come on-line.

Generally, look for the Euro group to get going about 7 PM GMT and continue for several hours. As the day progresses, the Euro folk drop off and the North Americans start joining in. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 AM GMT you will see Mikey and I show up and we will carry it forward for another 3 or 4 hours.


Damn, nice to hear you and Mikey get an early start, 4pm? Sounds like you 2 are working a Norwegian working day, 8-4, (with a 30 minute lunch too?) Good going, see you 2 around later then maybe!
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:34 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Damn, nice to hear you and Mikey get an early start, 4pm? Sounds like you 2 are working a Norwegian working day, 8-4, (with a 30 minute lunch too?) Good going, see you 2 around later then maybe!


I have to admit that my standard workday is 7.5 hours. It is nice..... :wink:

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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:46 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:Damn, nice to hear you and Mikey get an early start, 4pm? Sounds like you 2 are working a Norwegian working day, 8-4, (with a 30 minute lunch too?) Good going, see you 2 around later then maybe!


I have to admit that my standard workday is 7.5 hours. It is nice..... :wink:

Cheers,

Something to brag about Mikey, especially in the Bay Area where standard days are I guess about 12 hours, minus the terrific commute to and from! Smart going. :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:12 pm

Go!
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:13 pm

Wait, wait, wait! I'm drinking a Diet Coke. It's 1 pm here...
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:23 pm

Got a few things to finish and a dead animal to put in the oven. Then I will be joining you with a HP 12. :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:26 pm

Just poured a 13yo Glenmo when i noticed this was tonight , have dug out my 5 HP's for afterwards , they are ....
HP 2000 12yo CS (O.B.)
15yo O.B. (Original Sainsbury one)
18yo O.B. (from a while ago , Odd shaped bottle with 1999 Spirits Comp sticker on it ) .
Hart Brothers 1978 18yo .
Orkney Special Reserve 25yo (MWBH Bottling) .
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:27 pm

Well for me it will be closer to 5:30 pm local time. I did line up a couple whiskies last night to save time getting going when I get home. :wink:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:29 pm

Nice lineup SOI. I'm looking forward to your notes on these.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:29 pm

Nice linup Gordon! I'm reaching for my standard Highland Park 12y now... :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:30 pm

I'm breaking out my 3x33cl HP gift pack today. May have to slide a Bicentenary in there too...
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:34 pm

I wish the 'who's on-line' worked a lot better. It would be nice to have a roll call during the day.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:37 pm

Very fresh, lots going on here in the nose. First, a little grapey, a little faint hint of malt too. :)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:40 pm

Deleted....
Last edited by Spirit of Islay on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:42 pm

oops well that is not working yet.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:43 pm

Why doesn't the tasting notes option work ?
just tried to enter one and only the code appears !!!!!!
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:45 pm

Can't be bothered to write it all out again but the HP2000 is ok , very Christmas Cake.......
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:47 pm

Score=Never do


So how am I ever suppose to know if I like it.... ???? :?

Oh yeah , read the rest of the notes... :thumbsup:

Thanks for the notes while they were there.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:50 pm

Gordon you have to submit the note and then the post. After you have submitted the note it appears as code in the post window. You can preview it at that point but it should put the note up properly when you submit the post.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:53 pm

Mike , i've never scored a whisky , i define them by the following .......
I like it or i don't like it ! :P
Too much of a fanny on........
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:54 pm

thats the way i done it Willy !
Still came up as Code ......
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:59 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I like it or i don't like it ! :P


I agree. I kind like a re-buy or not to re-buy.

But ganga and I have been scoring for so many years, it wont stop soon.

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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:01 pm

And now here comes that wonderful sweetness on the nose, like molasses. :)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:05 pm

Tried again with the 15yo , just code no notes !
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So much easier just discussing malts on a real time chat......
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:07 pm

I can't believe it! I have a visitor. :o :roll: Well just time to post this one hasty tasty note and then maybe I'll be back later. Have fun gang. :thumbsup:

Highland Park 12

Highland Park
12
Grapey. Stewed apples. Ever so slight hint of spent matches. Little bit of grist.
Buttered wood. Rich malt. Mead?
Long. Sizzles on the tongue.
I always forget how good this stuff is because I rarely drink it. Might have to fix that.
Grubby gold
88

12 Years Old
0
0%
OB

Single Malt
Island (non Islay)
no
No, No, No
Glencairn
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:09 pm

I haven't a clue what's happening to your's Gordon. Its really annoying when these things don't work for you 'cause they take a while to fill in. :x
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:09 pm

I guess that we have to go back to the archaic:

nose -
palate -
finish -


What is the world coming to?
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:11 pm

Alas I have no HP in the house, only the brown stuff that you put on sausages.

I'll read along for a wee while anyway...
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