Highland Park

50 Years Old

ABV 42.5%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: Highland Park
Expression: 50 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 50 years old
ABV: 42.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 154
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Full on sticky plum jam with hints of rich almond paste. Those marzipan fruits, poached pears in cider. Seriously rich Christmas cake. Then moves into a more meaty arena, smoke laden tweed bolts, Minestrone soup.
Palate: Such a delicate but profound smoke profile, mixed with an almond, nutty aroma. Huge stewed fruit notes, and those pears in cider.
Finish: Raisins soaked in port, and the tang of really good Seville orange marmalade.
Comment: A very impressive drop. Shows the signs of age, and having aged gracefully.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Bright red fruits, raspberry compote atop some honey drench, stacked (naturally), pancakes. Freshly baked strudel. A sweet treat. Cinnamon and nutmeg waiting in the wings.
Palate: Vegetal smoke, opens to a sweetened syrup. Stem ginger. Eventually sweetness erupts with pastries and oddly, Murray mints.
Finish: Real long. The smoke just builds up over time in the mouth. However the menthol prevents everything getting too heavy.
Comment: This has something for everyone and exudes class.
Visit the distillery
Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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