Highland Park

Twisted Tattoo 16 Years Old

ABV 46.7%
REVIEWED Issue 161
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Brand: Highland Park
Expression: Twisted Tattoo 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 46.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 161
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Floral and aromatic for an Island whisky with lavender oil, jasmine soap, freshly cut cucumbers and cardamom seeds. Wisps of sea salt chocolate and baked coconuts.
Palate: Nutty spices come to the forefront of the palate with roasted hazelnuts, cayenne pepper, hot sandalwood and barbequed charcoal. Dirty oil, polished mahogany and blackcurrant crumble.
Finish: Hot and peaty with an oily consistency.
Comment: A real tastebud boxer.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Heather and gorse flowers, oat cakes with goat’s cheese. There’s a menthol edge, a tin of chalky mints. Sweet William and apple blossom. Salami with fennel seeds. Manchego cheese. A faint metallic edge, wrapped in cord.
Palate: Gentle smoke notes with some salted butter, creamy and tangy. Glacé cherries. Rum and raisin ice cream.
Finish: Melon wrapped in Parma ham sprinkled with cinnamon powder. Slowly dries.
Comment: A great starting dram for an early 80s dinner party.
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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