Highland Park 12y

Advent Calendar 2020 1/24

Reviewed by victor

Tasting 24 samples totally blind in December 2020, you can find more here. All notes except the very last few sentences are written before reveal. Disclaimer: These are all very small drams, around 1.5 cl each, so doing a proper tasting is challenging. I'll do my best!

0.6 (Old gold)


Fresh fruits, slight saltiness, herbal. Bit of doughiness, malty.


Soft mouthfeel (round - reminds me of Oban 14). Fruit, oranges, little bit of peach, hints of smoke.


Salt, spice, more smoky hints. Some sour-ish off-note (to me) I can't define.

A bit too harsh/spicy and simultaneously thin without the depth or complexity to back it up. Missing some of the fruits. A bit meh. Guess: Mostly ex-bourbon. Around 43%. Reveal: Highland Park 12! I think I've had it before and didn't find it very memorable. Not a favorite. Check out my other advent tastings!


68 / 100
0-50 Subpar 51-60 Drinkable 61-70 Decent 71-80 Good 81-90 Great 91-100 Fantastic

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