Dram Review: Highland Park Thor

[52.1%・16 Years Old・Bottled in 2012・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 23,000 Bottles]


The wood influence is what shines the brightest on the nose, clean white oak shave with raw almond nibs with a criminally smooth sherry note. Candied ginger surfaces eventually with a citrus note from Chinese style aged lemon peels and a sandalwood note providing a lighter tone.

Palate & Finish:

Syrup drenched raisins and lemon marmalade delivered sleekly on the palate, it’s just a slight lick on the salty side with a wood chip note that settles into a velvety mouthfeel. Rum and raisin flavoured chocolate block with a vague hint of earthiness now noticeable. Sticky orange slices transition to a finishing of chewy malted biscuits, much like Jacob’s Club Orange, with a hint of smoke noticeably lingering on.


It may be named after the god of thunder but this is in no way a dominating dram in any sense, to me it’s actually rather feminine in some ways, a delicious drop that is very drinkable.

☆ [Recommended]