Highland Park Distillery
Decent enough, and the palate is lovely, but somehow you expect more after 24 years in the cask.
24 Years Old, Single Cask
Islands (Non Islay)
Nose: Toothpaste/spearmint, macadamia nut but with slightly harsh alcohol behind. Water brings out a waxy note.
Palate: Sweet, with a lovely peach jam quality which impresses after a let-down of a nose.
Finish: Gentle smooth hint of smoke.
Comment: Decent enough, and the palate is lovely, but somehow you expect more after 24 years in the cask.
Nose: Orange, mixed peel, dried papaya and ginger. Subtle swirling smoke and some sweet medicinal character, like Pink Dettol. Some malty, nutty cereal character.
Palate: Lime starbursts, marmalade and fruit syrup. A great malty body.
Finish: Sweet, oaky and a little smoky.
Comment: A great body wearing flattering clothes, the oak showing off the spirit's considerable curves in a classy way.
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