Highland Park

The Light, 17 Years Old

ABV 52.9%
REVIEWED Issue 153
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Specifications
Brand: Highland Park, Edrington Group
Expression: The Light, 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 52.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Big and punchy up front, again a really vibrant nose to start. Then calms down into almost an orchard note. This is balanced by oak tannins. Becomes grippy in time.
Palate: A veritable mix of rich fruits, creamy malt and spiciness. Rich mango and those apple notes kick things off with a great tang note from peppercorns. Then a gentle smoke note.
Finish: Really darkens up with hints of damp earth, bow rosin and candied fruit peel.
Comment: Lovely balance and the high ABV doesn’t interfere with play. A lovely drop.
8.4
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Fresh and vibrant – dangerously promising. Green apple peels, lemon and lime zests. Faint hints of smoke.
Palate: Further develops that fruitiness; tropical fruits – papaya, mango yoghurt and a little lime juice. A faint acetone note develops. Cracked pepper crisps and a little sea salt. More faint smoke.
Finish: Pine and woody forests. A bit more of that smoke develops.
Comment: Good stuff – fine with or without water. Fruitiness is good fun and easy going.
7.9
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