Highland Park

1970 Vintage

ABV 48%
Brand: Highland Park
Expression: 1970 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 91
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Quite shy and needs time to develop. Even then it is more about a sensation than an exuberant explosion of aroma. Barley sugar, Seville orange zest and rhubarb.
Palate: Sumptuous and silky, with layers of dense, cooked black fruits. Massivecomplexity that slowly shows deep layers of ripe fruits. Polished oak.
Finish: Enormous, long and complex.
Comment: A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo,here's the benchmark.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Perfumy, elegant, complex. Antique furniture shop, fading rose, potpourri. Candied orange notes slowly swirl up.
Palate: Lusciously silky. Refined balance. Malt, fruit and oak are intimatelyintertwined. Spices explode on the midpalate.
Finish: Everlasting, dry and spicy.
Comment: An incredible buoyancy and vitality for its age. You thinkof Dylan's song Forever Young. Fantastic!
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