Highland Park

18 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 5
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Specifications
Brand: Highland Park
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 5
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: An empty honey jar which once held peaty embers. An enormous nose which seems to improve with each bottle I sample, though the characteristic salted butter is always present. Fabulous.
Palate: Beautifully sweet: even sweeter than the 12 Years Old with peat on the back of the palate. Beautifully chewy, oily and substantial.
Finish: Still peaty and now a little oaky. Cocoa and toffee cream compexity.
Comment: This has to be my favourite Highland Park of them all, and each new bottle I taste (this was my sixth sample) seems to underline the overall class and consistency of this distillery. Brilliant.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Warm, notably flowery. Heather-honey, fresh oak, sap, peat, smoky fragrance. Very aromatic and appetising.
Palate: Remarkably smooth, firm, rounded. Lightly salty. Leafy (vine leaves?), pine nuts. Lots of flavour development: nuts, honey, cinnamon, dryish ginger.
Finish: Spicy, very dry, oaky, smoky, hot.
Comment: If I smoked I would have a cigar with this one.
9.0
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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