The KOTQ has enjoyed 13 tastings from the Highland Park distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Highland Park Highlands Islands 1798 – Today Long John
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active The Edrington Group Springs below the distillery 2,500,000 liters/year
       
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HIGHLAND PARK yo 00Q4 – HIGHLAND PARK 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Cyclone
Inconsistent, pine-ish
Basic touch of walnut
Layered
Bell curve
Vanishing
(During blind tasting) Intensity as a function of time.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Irving
Light chestnut brown.
Light, soapy. That’s it!
Fruity, sweet, soft.
Gone, evaporates quickly.
(During blind tasting) Unengaging nose, complex fruit. Disappears quickly to an unfulfilling sip.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Tao
Halle Berry
Light nose
Portia DiRossi
Caramel
Hardly any – goes away
(During blind tasting) No peat. good balance. Lowland perhaps.
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Ville
Woodish nut, chestnut brown
Light, soapy – yearn for more
Medium
Soft
Mellow to softened after taste
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

HIGHLAND PARK yo 12Q3 – HIGHLAND PARK 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sweet and fruity without any tang
Nice light smoke and light sweetness
Well designed and respectful of the drinker
Better than I remember. I’ll have to give this another look.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012
Lakeview
Auburn
Canteloupe
Blake Lively
Perfect balance of sweet and smoke
Smooth as silk
Great but no 18
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012

HIGHLAND PARK yo 15Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Bananas Foster
Rich
Enveloping and comforting
Nose is interesting – finish is the best part
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Amber
Smoked vanilla
Pink
Tangy – almost too acidic for me – pepper but tastes full
Brings it back to good – best part
I love HP generally, the 15 is a go to at a tavern.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

HIGHLAND PARK yo 09Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Oily
Oily
Wispy
Sort of like a Campbeltown I thought
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Lakeview
Risk loving
Oily
I would drink again
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Ville
Medium
Silky
Ok not weak not firm
had a cold. could not smell.
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009

HIGHLAND PARK Hammer of Thor 12Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 16 Hammer of Thor [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 13Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 08Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Not as strong as the glenmorangie 18
Iodine and slight pepper. honey, oak, whiff of smoke. Toffee some citrus.
Soft and comforting
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008
Bop
Inviting
Smoky – lightning. Salty (2-4 ppm phenol)
King of single malts
08Q1-Lakeview
February 16th, 2008

HIGHLAND PARK yo 04Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Grassy, oak/woody
Medium to Full
Rich, sweet on the tongue
Relatively quick finish, sweetness
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Bop
Light and airy
Refined
Relaxed – refined
Subtle; comforting
Terrific sipping scotch
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Cyclone
Salty, nutty, mild non-obtrusive, light
Salty, light, grassy
Quick but relevant
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Lakeview
Nutmeg
Honey
Really smooth => quick
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Tao
Light
Peppery – honey
Hot
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Ville
Medium
Smooth, light
Quick, sweet
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004

HIGHLAND PARK yo 03Q4 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 15Q2 – HIGHLAND PARK 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
What a single malt is supposed to smell like.
Sophia Loren
Greatness in a glass
Long one of the world’s spirit. The Rose Bowl of single malts. Very old school and that will never change.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Hoopie
Jennifer Anniston @ Michigan ave ralph lauren
Its the old money dram.
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015
Lakeview
Golden Brown
Black cherry
BD
From a honey, oily beginning to a spicy tart end
Wonderful
This legendary scotch expression, once again, delivers.. Although it is showing its maturity,
15Q2-Hoopie
May 16th, 2015

HIGHLAND PARK Sherry Cask 13Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 20 Sherry Cask [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 07Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 22 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

HIGHLAND PARK yo 02Q1 – HIGHLAND PARK 25 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Bronze
Toffee notes, estery, maple syrup
Medium to full
Saline and complex, sharp, Uncharacteristic of Hig
Dry and smooth – very memorable
I loved this, Great sipping scotch, I can hang with this one!
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Bop
Dark, mysterious
Wow! Wow! Rich, buttery, creamy, lathery
Sharp, iodine. I like strong palattes
Hot, filling. This is a renaissance scotch.
The Orkney Islands (70 Islands) rarely experience snow or frost
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Centennial
Bronze
burning
Full Vacbeta?(Can’t read)
moses’s burning bush, firey
Not mellow
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Cyclone
Coca Cola, light brown
Eggnog french toast, excellent, little peat
Consistent, mature, Heidi Klum
Spicy, sharp, multidimentional, sour, bitter, swee
Lingering, complex
Ledaig 15 is better I’m not as Brother Bop says “A strong palatte guy”
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Irving
Rich red/brown
Initially heavy soap. A little H20 tames it.
Rich, soapy
Mouthful of ripe berries.
Still rich. Heavy in the nose.
“Challenging”
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Lakeview
Amber
Fruity peach, caramel rich
Salty! Iodine, Hot!
Smooth
I need to step up my game. A must for my collection!
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Tao
Golden
Phenols – Slight salt, iodine
Sharp – Pink (the singer)
Vanilla – peppery
Long, hot
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Ville
Wood
Citrus
Filling, complete
Creamy
Heavy – challenging
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002