Highland Park 12 Old and New Review

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Info: I bought a bottle for christmas as I really like Highland Park when I’m not in the mood for Islay and the 12 is a nice all around crowd pleaser. I have had it again and again over the last years and while I was posting some of my older Highland Park reviews, I saw my review of the HP12 from more than two years ago and hence I figured it will be fun to have a new review of the rebranded HP 12 side by side with a review from two years and about 200 reviews ago. Bear in mind that this is not (!) a side by side of the old and new bottling and that most if not all of potential difference are most likely due to me and my tastebuds changed and that I had one or two drams in between which might changed my perception and preferences a wee little bit… Continue reading

Highland Park 18

Highland Park 18Since the not really complementary review of the Voyage of the Raven was the only HP review I posted here, I figured I needed to upload more of my older HP reviews to make up for that as I actually like the distillery quite a bit. Again, this one is more than a year old.


Highland Park | 18 | 18 yo | 43% | Bourbon and Sherry Casks |CF, NCA Continue reading

Gordon and MacPhail Highland Park 1995 – 2015 bottled for The Whisky Mercenary

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After I posted my review of the NAS Highland Park Voyage of the Raven, I noticed that it was the first and only HP review I posted and since I didn’t really like that one but do like Highland Park very much, I thought I should post some of my older reviews of different Highland Park bottlings. This review is about a year old.


Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive| Highland Park | Cask #1485 exclusively bottled for The Whisky Mercenary | Distilled 1995 – bottled 2015 | refill American Hogshead | 50% |  Continue reading