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Highland Park 18yr

05 Jul

Whisky Details

Country: Scotland
Region: Island (Non-Islay)
Distillery: Highland Park
Bottler: Highland Park
Years Matured: 18
Style: Single Malt
Alcohol:  43.0%
Price: $$

Tasting Notes

Appearrnce: tawny
Nose: balanced peat and smoke, cherries, sherry influence, fresh honey
Body: medium
Palate: round, smooth, light smoke and peat, toffee
Finish: long, peat and smoke, bitter chocolate, dry

Flavor Profile

highlandPark18yr

Final Thoughts

The team at this far northern distillery sure know how to battle the winter chill.  If a sneak peak of Spring is what your looking for, this malt delivers. 

The bouquet is rich with fresh clean notes and tempered by light smoke and peat.  Once on the palate, this dram is just mouthwatering.  There are very few Whiskies as well balanced and drinkable as this one.  Finally peat and smoke are immediatly apparent but quickly give way to a dry lingering sweetness and bitter chocolate.  The finish tapers off slowly and in balance.

Grade: A- (93)