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Highland Park 1973 (43%, Mackillop’s Choice 2007, cask #8395) – 91/100

Highland Park Dark Origins (46.8%, OB 2014) – 83/100

Highland Park 15 yo ‘Freya’ (51,2%, OB 2014) – 87/100

Highland Park 10 yo 2001 (57,7%, Gordon & MacPhail ‘Cask Strength’ 2012, first fill bourbon barrel #2998) – 85/100

Highland Park 25 yo 1988 (55,7%, Cadenhead Small Batch 2013, sherry butts, 1086 btl.) – 91/100

Highland Park 10 yo (40%, OB 2013, 35 cl.) – 82/100

Highland Park 14 yo 1997 (51,9%, Creative Whisky ‘Exclusive Casks’ 2012, PX sherry finish, cask #6255, 90 btl.) – 83/100

Highland Park 26 yo 1986 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Amazing Casks’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12053, 245 btl.) – 87/100

Highland Park 24 yo 1986 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #2275, 300 btl.) – 88/100

Highland Park 23 yo 1989 (53,2%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12030, 281 btl.) – 83/100

Highland Park Thor (52,1%, OB 2012, 23.000 btl.) – 90/100

Highland Park 11 yo 2000 (50,9%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #800005, 129 btl.) – 84/100

Highland Park 18 yo ‘Earl Haakon’ (54,9%, OB 2011, 3300 btl.) – 84/100

Highland Park ‘Leif Eriksson’ (40%, OB 2011, travel retail) – 79/100

Scapa 15 yo 1993 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC 2008, refill hogshead, ref. 4713, 331 btl.) – 72/100

Highland Park 14 yo 1995 (55,8%, Whisky-Doris 2010, bourbon hogshead #1468, 205 btl.) – 87/100

Highland Park 13yo 1995 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #470 & #471, 770 btl.) – 81/100

Highland Park ‘High Dark Plan’ 10yo 1998 (46%, Daily Dram 2009) – 86/100

Highland Park 21yo (47,5%, OB 2007) – 91/100

Highland Park 30yo (48,1%, OB 2007) – 89/100

Highland Park 25yo (48,1%, OB 2007) – 87/100

Highland Park 18yo (43%, OB 2007) – 85/100

WhiskyNotes is 6 months old now, and still a few well-known brands never appeared (simply bad luck of course, every whisky deserves a review). Time to feature Orkney-based Highland Park, a distillery with many fans. Highland Park had a major restyling in 2006, and the brand was supposed to become a top 10 single malt […]

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  • Tony: I suppose the Wemyss latest 1982 "Smoke on the Water" is comparable to a Bladnoch, and was "only" £120, with great reviews from Serge (although not c
  • Duty: My last 30-yo Caol Ila Single Cask was purchased at £55 about 5 years ago. The Bladnoch Forum CI 30 was 55 + the 25-yo was £45 as I recall.
  • Tony: yeah - the price is why I have held off. I bought 3 indie 30 year old Caol Ilas for the price of this one. There are nearly 6000 bottles - will be ha

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