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Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Best whiskies in the world.

 

Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Highland Park 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Oak is present all the way. A bit dull. Lacks vividness.

Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Pleasant but undramatic. I was a little disappointed to find out it was Highland Park… surely we can do better than this?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 If I smoked I would have a cigar with this one.

Highland Park 1958
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Some drinkers might perfer this great whisky slightly younger and fresher. Those who like a touch of oak will find this very elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Sheer classiness and head and shoulders above the rest for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 After that voluptuous dinner.

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 My favourite expression of whisky's greatest all rounder. Sets an incredibly high standard for Highland Park to maintain.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Strangely similar to a golden rum - albeit a smoky one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 For those with a sweeter palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Balanced and lightly complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner

Highland Park 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 A touch astringent for my tastes, but respectable. Ambassador, surely you should be really spoiling us?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 Have this one with dessert.

Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%

Highland Park Earl Haakon
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 That whisky definitely needs water. But it lacks balance and charm. The alcohol is not mastered.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A refreshing and enticing dram. Charming. an easy-going complexity. Water gives it a lovely silky feel.

HIghland Park Freya
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 A classic Bourbon cask maturation. Refreshing and satisfying. A good springtime malt to enjoy with smoked salmon.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.

Highland Park Loki
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 An oaky character, slightly dour at first but opening on fruit and toffee. Be light when adding water.

Highland Park Single Cask Bottle for Park Avenue Liquors 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Very satisfying flavours.

Highland Park St Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 HP is on fire at the moment.

Ileach Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Like Finlaggan, this must come from one of the Islay distilleries. It seems bigger, more rounded, but less assertive, than Finlaggan.

Inchgower 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A bit restrained initially, then unveils a charming vibrant sweetness. Well-balanced.

Inchgower 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 I'm an Inchgower fan but I'd want more from a whisky of this age.


 

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