Highland Park 1983 (La Maison Du Whisky)
Added on Saturday, Jun 28, 2008 at 03:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: $315 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask 1094
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
N: Sweet nectar, marshmallow candy, solvent, hint of sulfur
P: Rich and spicy, unique organic sweetness, like honeycomb or fruit extract...
F:  Medium length.
An interesting single cask HP, but many better ones in this price range. 
JS
 
Sherry nose.  Taste has a sharp bite (too much so almost), and the finish is short lived.  Metallic taste overall.  Discovered more complexity with the right amount of water.  Much better whiskey than I initially thought after the first glass. 
JW
 

Sharp and spicy with a short finish.  Much better the second time around. 

 
Adam
 
Sherry is most notable in cask-strength richness.  Very slight smoke pokes through in the finish, which is medium-length. 
Mike
 
Starts like a Highland Park with the complex nose, malt and smoke.  Finishes like Mortlach with some sap and bitter flavors, but not as long.   
Dave
 
Darker and much more stout than many HPs I have had.  Loads of perfumes and floral notes on lilacs, heather and hay.  Dark chocolate bitterness and blackcurrants along with some real cereal/bready goodness.  I liked this alot and the finish was much longer than usual with these single cask HPs. 
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