Refined, light and gently complex. This Single Malt is the perfect introduction to a beginner in the world of Scotch but can equally be appreciated by whisky enthusiasts with varying degrees of experience. Here is BourbonBlog.com‘s review…
Highland Park 18 Year Review
Distillery: Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Age: 18 years old
Proof: 86 Proof, 43% ABV
Color: Light to medium gold
Nose: Earth, umami, and a grassy fruitiness. A fiery, luscious honeyed peat.
Taste: Restrained at first, doesn’t come on with bold delivery like some single malts. However, you can often say more in a whisper of delicate flavor, that screaming a bouquet of nothing. Such is the case here with this beautiful whisper. For 18 years old, the sweet, lightness of this is complimented by a increasingly noticeable warming wood tones.
Like many whiskies, the more you sip this, the more the delicate flavors are uncovered, underneath this a candy-like peat. Lovely malts with notes of apple, fresh ginger, toffee and orange marmalade.
Finish: Biscuity, somewhat dry, smooth and brief.
Whisky review by BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer & Stephen Dennison