Highland Park

Viking Honour, 12 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 167
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Brand: Highland Park
Expression: Viking Honour, 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: It takes a little while to open up. Then grated nutmeg, orange zest, a morsel of sticky toffee pudding. Water releases more orchard fruit notes.
Palate: Sweet and thick with plenty of vanilla and caramel, oak spices, a touch of orange and burnt toffee.
Finish: Barbecued toffee apples. If that’s a thing.
Comment: Certainly an easy drinker.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A little shy to begin with but then the fruit ramps up with baked apples and custard, sweet potato mash and then warm caramel wafers and milky coffee.
Palate: That sweetness from the caramel wafers hits first, but slowly darkens to cinder toffee, dark chocolate and chilli. There’s a little cracked black pepper spice too.
Finish: Long and lush with a mix of cracked black pepper spice and sweet wafer notes.
Comment: A very easy and pleasant whisky, one for the summer days with a little ice.
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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