Highland Park


ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 148
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Brand: Edrington Group, Highland Park
Expression: Magnus
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Damp wool, wet forest floor, really earthy. Roasted beetroot with baked salt cod. Toasted marshmallows and chocolate covered hazelnuts. Then black ink and old paper.
Palate: Peach juice, sweet and nutty, Digestive biscuits with melted chocolate and marshmallows. Tropical fruits, salty tinge and a little tannin edge.
Finish: Short, sherbet and a little minerality there. Peat is here, but very gentle.
Comment: Pure Autumn, warming gentle spices and fruity undertones – what is not to like here.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: A slightly funky, sweaty note – mild, but noticeable. Sunflower oil. Pears in syrup. Buttermilk and slightly plastic notes. Créme caramel, the vanilla spilling out. Enchanting milk chocolate.
Palate: Viscous and honeyed, but one dimensional. Lingers in orchard fruits, with toffee and custard. Buttery with ground almonds and coconut.
Finish: Too short, but a pleasant oily end with hints of malt and a vegetative note.
Comment: Very approachable, as they say, for newcomers.
Visit the distillery
Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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