Old Malt Cask

Highland Park

Aged 16 Years

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 57
Specifications
Brand: Highland Park, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask
Expression: Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Awards
Recommended
Issue 57
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: A little woody dryness then chocolate, coconut, marzipan. Some glueiness and menthol.
Palate: Thin and drying. Cough candy. Cinnamon. Cloves. Toasted coconut. Sandalwood.
Finish: Seemingly short, but, just when you think it's all over, a long, lingering, Fino infused finish.
Comment: For the end of the evening. Of considerable complexity and will require several attempts before it's cracked. Not for everyone.
9.0
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Estery, salty and fruity (peach slices and baked apples). With water up comes fennel, satsuma and melon. Also a husky, gristy character.
Palate: Fruity, tingly and lightly peaty.
Finish: Dry and biscuity.
Comment: A pleasant and balanced malt with a definite island character, but given the choice available from this great distillery, it pales.
7.5
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