The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Highland Park

4.73 – 1970

ABV 52.5%
REVIEWED Issue 14
Specifications
Brand: Highland Park, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 4.73 – 1970
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 52.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 14
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Voluptuous and bulging at the sporran with the richest, ripest sherry you will find.
Palate: Enormous dexterity: despite the massive sherry start there are many layers of malt.
Finish: Almost endless with further honey-peat riches hanging on to the silky malt-sherry body.
Comment: Looking for a 30 Years Old sherry cask malt that is just about blemish free and boasting a mind boggling complexity? I've found one here...
9.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Oaky. Smoky, earthy, salty.
Palate: Big layered. Sooty, oily.
Finish: More peat. Almost abrasive.
Comment: Not as sophisticated as the distillery bottlings, but robustly salty, earthy and peaty. Good characteristics, but in this bottling they mask the maltiness and sherry character. I wonder whether all island whiskies once tasted like this?
8.8
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