Highland Park

1977, Bicentenary Vintage Reserve

ABV 46%
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Brand: Highland Park
Expression: 1977, Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 5
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Polished oak. Leather upholstery.
Palate: Minty. Creamy. Freshly-peeled satsumas. Orange peels. Dark cherry flavours. Very bitter black chocolate. Astonishing complexity and length. Long development of drier flavours.
Finish: Violets. Lingering flowery, scented flavours.
Comment: After that voluptuous dinner.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A massive aroma with a salty tang that reveals its coastal location. The heather-honey and soft smoke point to the distillery. Glorious.
Palate: The peatiness is more noticeable here, but the early vanilla and deliciously sweet malt and honey are still there. The saltiness also sticks around and weaves around the spice.
Finish: Lots of cocoa and even a fleeting hint of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee: an amazing display that is long and satisfying. Rugged peat adds to the complexity, as does a sweet richness that clings to the roof of the mouth.
Comment: A rugged expression that lacks the usual complexity but makes up for it with depth and length. A beauty.
Visit the distillery
Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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