Highland Park 18 yo (43%, OB, 1990’s)
A little bit darker in color. Nosing better. More toffee, beautiful heather. Smoky. Very oil. Weak in body. Mild, finished long. Adding water weak. Score: 88
Highland Park 18yo (43%, OB, 2004)
More nut. Peatier. Some Iodine. Taste better. Firm body. Adding water also taste better then the old 18 yo. Score: 88. I gave the two 18yo version the same points because one have better nose the other has better palate. Finish get about the same points.
Highland Park 15yo 1988 (56.1%, Blackadder Raw Cask)
This is the sample I tasted earlier. Brown. Very deep nose. Sherry cask for sure. Mint Heather. Simple. Chocolate in mouth. A little bit bitter. General speaking not bad. Score: 86. Same as last time. (note: I didn’t know the point I gave it last time until now.)
Highland Park 18yo 1985/2003 (53.9%, Signatory for LMW, Cask#2915)
Award 2004 sample. Brown. Sweet. Mint flowerish. Finished nutty. Sherry cask for sure. Not my style. Especially in palate. Score: 82. also two points higher than award. I think I am more strict when tasting the award samples.