Highland Park

Viking Scars, 10 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 167
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Brand: Highland Park
Expression: Viking Scars, 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: A fruit-rich Christmas cake with healthy layers of marzipan and royal icing. The baking cupboard has been left open: candied ginger, Brazil nuts and dried apple thins tumble out.
Palate: Light and sweet. The caramelised brown sugar crust of a crème brûlée, cooked and dried green apples, bread and butter pudding. Cinnamon and more candied ginger tickle the tongue.
Finish: Apple purée and a slightly singed fruit cake too.
Comment: Fruity, spicy and begs to be poured again. Really enjoyable.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: This is my partner’s fresh baked banana bread in liquid form: spices, toasted pecans, dark chocolate and vanilla cream. Hints of black banana and demerara sugar.
Palate: Follows the nose, with plenty of fruit sweetness, crystallised ginger, toasted and salted pecans. Soft oat cream and hints of lemon peel.
Finish: Takes a little time, but is full of creamy, oaky layers bound with a pleasing sweetness to it.
Comment: A very morish Spring dram with lots of layers to add to the drinking pleasure.
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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