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Highland Park 18yo

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:42 pm

Without doubt this is the finest whisky I have had the pleasure to sup. I was lucky enough to try a 25yo a few weeks past and it did not do the same as it's younger sibling.

Is this not the best all round whisky ever produced ?
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Postby hpulley » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:53 pm

I had the opposite reaction. The 18yo seemed slightly better to me than the 12yo while the 25yo was wonderful stuff, though still too expensive to be good value for your money.

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Postby wpt » Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:59 pm

Without doubt this is the finest whisky I have had the pleasure to sup. I was lucky enough to try a 25yo a few weeks past and it did not do the same as it's younger sibling.

Is this not the best all round whisky ever produced ?


it's great stuff especially for the price.

the MJ slogan is somewhat appropriate but there are finer whiskys out there.
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Postby andrewfenton » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:52 am

It's a very good whisky, bit hideously overpriced. £50 for an 18yr old, and not even cask strength. Ouch.

Of course, if you happen to be able to drop by Luxembourg, you can get it for 36 euros............
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Postby Admiral » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:15 am

It's a very good whisky, bit hideously overpriced. £50 for an 18yr old, and not even cask strength


50 pounds = $135 Australian.

Macallan 18yo now retails for $140-$150, so the HP18 is cheaper than Macallan 18.

Is this the same situation in the UK?

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Postby wpt » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:21 am

>>>It's a very good whisky, bit hideously overpriced.<<<


i would disagree your "hideously" modifier because 1) it is a good whisky, 2) there are plenty of hideous cask strength whiskys that are >18yo and 3) there are even more hideous whiskys that cost a lot more money
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:22 am

Admiral wrote:
It's a very good whisky, bit hideously overpriced. £50 for an 18yr old, and not even cask strength


50 pounds = $135 Australian.

Macallan 18yo now retails for $140-$150, so the HP18 is cheaper than Macallan 18.

Is this the same situation in the UK?

Cheers,
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Just because he thinks the HP 18 is hideously overpriced, doesn't mean that he doesn't think that the Mac 18 isn't even more hideously overpriced.

Triple negative...Mr. Picky just fainted.
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Postby andrewfenton » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:18 am

Macallan 18 is even sillier, nearly £65 a bottle I think.

As for the HP18 being overpriced: that's my opinion because they jacked up the prices after reviews like MJ's - it used to be much cheaper. For a non-CS whisky of this quality and age I tend to regard prices in the mid-to-upper £30 mark as reasonable (eg Talisker18, Laga16 etc).
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Re: Highland Park 18yo

Postby bamber » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:15 am

Crieftan wrote:Without doubt this is the finest whisky I have had the pleasure to sup. I was lucky enough to try a 25yo a few weeks past and it did not do the same as it's younger sibling.

Is this not the best all round whisky ever produced ?


I would agree.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:02 pm

I went to a Bomore tasting and the distillery manager said he much prefers the 18 yr old to the 25. The 25 yr old has much less peat, it seams, not that this is necessarily bad.
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Postby robertk » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:09 pm

50GBP? I almost fell off my chair.. that can't be! So I checked RMW.. 52.99£! And LFW 49.99£. That must be a rather considerable price raise?

Here in Sweden it costs 38£ and where I normally order from (Germany) it's at 32£ so I guess it's time to stock up before they up them here too. :/

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PS. I do agree it's a very good whisky, but the best? Njae ;)
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Postby andrewfenton » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:59 pm

Yeah, it used to be somewhere around £36 until maybe 12 months ago. Places abroad often get these price rises delayed pretty severely, maybe cos they bought at the old price a year or more back - so in Luxembourg you can still get Laga16 for 33euros (60% of British price), and HP18 for 37ish (half the British price!).
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Postby Amir » Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:54 pm

it is a whisky that perfectly described by the word RICH and not by its price tag necessarily.


its always great to have HP18 :)

but its not the best allround cmon... those are the type of whiskies you can't find or afford very easily ;)
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