Dram Review: Highland Park 14 Years Old Hand Selected for Mjølner

[56.5%・14 Years Old・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 1,731 Bottles]

Nose:

A bit brute and heavy, ain’t it? Gunpowder and simmering caramelisation of dates and figs, red apple infused honey being hammered by wood spices as a proper peat smoke presence continues to build.

Palate & Finish:

Warming delivery of red apples and burnt honey as a really rather aggressive peat smoke rumble along, bringing through also a bold splash of spices and afterwards a solid toffee fudge sweetness.

Spicy still in the finish with cinnamon sugar and wee smoke.

Thoughts:

Rustic and aggressive with a sweet lick, if you have been to Mjølner you would probably agree that this whisky is entirely on point.

Definitely one for us Australian folks..

[Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

-Nicholas