Highland Park Distillery
A pretty phenolic example. Lacks the complexity and harmony of the Adelphi bottling.
25 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Nose: Dry, lean and woody. Fairly phenolic. Water shows the wood, but also sugared almond, cigar smoke/cedar.
Palate: Has honeyed sweetness and good weight. The smoke dominates the back palate. Perfumed but dry.
Comment: A pretty phenolic example. Lacks the complexity and harmony of the Adelphi bottling.
Nose: Smoke very restrained. Fragrant, spicy.
Palate: Lightly syrupy. Clean. Teasing, gentle, dexterous interplay of sweetness and smokiness.
Finish: Slightly starchy. Musty.
Comment: Needs water to open it and release some of the drier flavours. A gentle expression of Highland Park. I missed the bigger dimensions of the distillery bottlings.
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