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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 2 
TypeSpirits
ProducerHighland Park
VarietyMalt
Designation18 Years Old, 43%
Vineyardn/a
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionScotland
SubRegionOrkney Islands
Appellationn/a
OptionsShow neither variety nor appellation
UPC Code(s)087236400118, 5010314066802

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink by 2030 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.5 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 21 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by CWang on 10/7/2014 & rated 91 points: Served straight; apples, honey, heather, chalk, roasted nuts, and light peat in the nose; lots of ripe tropical fruits, honey, wood spices, and some peat on the palate; medium+ long finish, with also tropical fruits, toffee, and some sea salt; overall, quite enjoyable as well; so 91-92 points again. (4911 views)
 Tasted by CWang on 9/21/2014 & rated 91 points: Served on the rocks as well; creamy and fruity with tropical fruits, mild spices, roasted malts, and some peat on the smooth palate and in the lingering finish; very enjoyable, so 91-92 points. (5055 views)
 Tasted by Decanting fool on 1/26/2014 & rated 93 points: Delightfully smoky salty and scorched with licorice, toffee and creme brulee.
Mild but pleasing kick. Very easy to drink. Extremely long honeyed finish. (496 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 12/5/2013 & rated 92 points: The extra six years on oak have deepened and intensified the character of heather and honey; there is a hint of natural sweetness, hints of peat and seaweed, the oak does not dominate in any way; an intense and energetic Highland Park. At Berners Tavern, London, UK. (639 views)
 Tasted by joraesque on 2/28/2013 & rated 87 points: Fresh (vanilla oak) on the sharp nose, as well as faint seaweed and some peat. More oak on the palate and peat on the midpalate. Smoke, peat and salted caramel on the warming finish. Not as smooth as I would have expected from an 18 Y.O.
Note: this was from a 50ml miniature. (798 views)
 Tasted by numen on 11/19/2012 & rated 84 points: Well, another regular pleaser that I haven't had in years. Let's see how it holds up

Nose: Honey, grass, and an interesting smoke-burning tire, but without being acrid. Salt and sea-water behind dried fruit and candied nuts. It's a pretty fun combination, and very well integrated. Vanilla and eucalyptus top a green apple crumble that's heavy on sweet baked bits. The nose is elegant and enticing. Sweet, salty, floral, fruity, and smoky. Deeelish.

Palate: Flabbier and lighter than I'd have expected from the nose. Similar base, honey, wood, lemon and non-sour kumquats. Salted vanilla ice cream (woohoo!) and maybe chocolate malt. The wood creates this great mushroom and earthy strand, and then helps to tighten up the flavors at the mid-palate.

Finish: Lemon and salt. The wood has something of artificial sweetness to me (Hi and Low - aspartame), which puts me off somewhat. I can see why so many swear by HP, and I liked it, though I was distracted at points and it left that awkward sweetness for me (especially after the honey was so well done)! B-/B (1013 views)
 Tasted by vindictive on 7/4/2011: Very fine whisky with all the trappings of 6 more years in the barrel when compared to their excellent 12 year old. A little more carmel and weight, but still nice sea breeze and Orkney character. Note - my bottle does not look anything like the one in the picture for the tasting notes. (1826 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 2/26/2010: Bruichladdich (The Whisky Club Highlander, JJ): Den nye, flade flaske, den gamle udgave var bedre (1829 views)
 Tasted by LarsStorm on 2/26/2010 & rated 90 points: Årets GF sky. Tror flaskerne bliver mindre, kun 6 glas i en flaske.
Med fare for at lyde som konen, så kan jeg kun huske hvor stor den var...... (1772 views)
 Tasted by Hintze on 2/26/2010 & rated 87 points: Bruichladdich, Generalforsamling hos JJ (TWCH, JJ): Farve: Flot mørkegylden rav,

Aroma: Oloroso, honning, gummi,

Smag: Honning, ll. rosin, fersken,

Eftersmag: Krydret,

Som vi kender den, men ikke som vi kendte den! Intet nyt under solen, andet en at
kvaliteten bare går nedad og nedad ... Ærgeligt! Men god karakter skal den have: 9+ (1990 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 9/2/2008 & rated 93 points: Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault Perrières 1er Cru dinner (Friends@Jelita, Singapore): This was lovely as always. Had it on the rocks this time. Caramel infused nose with a fruity core. Palate was smooth and velvety, with more caramel, wood, darkish dried fruit and a long peaty finish. (2262 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 7/2/2008: This may not count, so I won't score it, but I must state for the record that I love this single malt. Two cubes of ice to keep in cool in the tropical heat. Beautifully smooth, caramel and toffee wrapping, fruity core, and long lingering finish with a wreath of smoke. Yum. (1795 views)
 Tasted by Soren Illum on 3/24/2008: Super all round whisky. Let salt, røg, sødme, skarphed (dog meget blødere end 12 års).

Karakter: 9 (1702 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 12/30/2007: Farve: Mørk rav. Aroma: Appelsin, blomster, kanel, oloroso, lyng, honning, karamel - mod toffee. Smag: Appelsin, honning, læder, karamel, krydret. Eftersmag. Lang, træ, lidt bitter (grape desværre), tør. En glimrende dram, men jeg husker den bedre. Karakter: 9 (pil op). (1711 views)
 Tasted by Hintze on 12/30/2007: Farve: 5 - Mørk rav

Aroma: Appelsin, kanel, honning, lyng, oloroso, karamel, toffee, blomster,

Smag: Træ, bitter, tør, let støvet, appelsin, karamel, honning, læder, lille røg,

Eftersmag: Ok lang, krydret, træ, bitter, grape,

En rigitg god sky, dog husker jeg den mere sød og (desværre) bedre! 9-10 (1660 views)

 
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