Scott's Selection

Highland Park

1981, 20 Years Old

ABV 48.5%
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Brand: Highland Park, Scott's Selection
Expression: 1981, 20 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
Year of bottling: 2011
ABV: 48.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Editor's Choice
Issue 99
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Deep, complex, elegant. Oak and fruit are lusciously integrated. Barleysugar, pears poached in vanilla syrup with a hint of lemon, Coconut blancmange. A liquid pudding cart !Hint of mint tea.
Palate: Smooth and satin-like. Lovely feel. A beautiful outburst of spices and fruit. Honey in the back.
Finish: Lingering, spicy and fizzy.
Comment: What a great dram! Complex and beaming. I like it better neat.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Massively complex, so much going on. Cooked oranges, baked lemon cheesecake and a little fresh mint. After a while some leather andpencil shavings.
Palate: Full of spices and heather. A touch of honeycomb. Mouth coating with great spices.
Finish: Long and warming.
Comment: Well aged and looked after, a lovely dram indeed.
Visit the distillery
Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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