Whisky Review: Cadenhead Single Cask Highland Park 1996 Aged 20 Years

Style: Sweet and Oaky Nose: Intriguing and busy opening – Fresh peppermint infused with Eau De Vie flowing onto a layer of apple honey. Cold pressed Aloe Vera juice, coastal breeze growing stronger, dash of salt and peculiar touch of mineral peat you won’t expect from Highland Park. The sweetness consolidates to form a sweet, floral…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength Highland Park 2001

[57.1%・10 Years Old・Distilled in 2001・Bottled in 2012・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Casks 3006, 3007, 3008] Nose: Bourbon char, the spirit is quite oily and pungent still.  A decent layer of Orkney peat with white chocolate, creme caramel, heather, lavender,  golden honey and toasted barley. Palate & Finish: Lemony with waxed apples in the mix, a generous pinch…

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Whisky Review: Rest & Be Thankful Highland Park 1989 Aged 26 Years #3257

Style: Sweet and Rich Nose: A wonderful opening of fig and raspberry jam on the nose, I thought this is a Bourbon cask, no?! Dates, walnuts and plenty of waxiness going on. Purple flower, cooked tropical fruit stacking on top of thick honeycomb while a pinch of sea salt is tipped on top of subtle…

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Whisky Review: Gordon & Macphail Reserve Highland Park 1999 Exclusively Bottled for Dram Full

Style: Fruity and Creamy Nose: Bright, cheerful citrus fruits in a light mist of sea spray. Grapefruits and vanilla cream lifted up by Jalapeno pepper spice. Gentle peat advances nicely with floral honey, a small chunk of caramel slab. A nice and positive vibe I am getting here. Palate: More lively citrus fruits arrive on…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal Whisky is Classical Collection Highland Park 1987 “Aida” 28 Years Old

Style: Delicate and Floral Nose: Extremely gentle, Parma violets landing on lemon zest. Slipping on a heather honey coat and the floral tone is so delicate and calm. Herbal touches, peppermint gleaming and a scent of fresh, wet green grass and rain drops. Malt with a cereal veil sits at the bottom, an ethereal touch…

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Whisky Review: Highland Park Ice Edition Aged 17 Years

Style: Fruity and Vanilla Nose: Peppermint and heather layering on top, candy floss with fluffy vanilla cream one level down. Light touches of violets and chilli flakes. Soft icy vibe. Peat smoke sits in the middle and curiously it is a bit mossy and earthy. White flowers blossoming over solid tropical fruits while white timber…

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Whisky Review: SMWS 121.61 Arran “Pulled pork with chocolate mousse”

Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Juicy dried figs with sublime chocolate mousse (as the name has suggested) filling. Dark prunes with slight tartness. Ginger shreds and meaty notes swept under, blueberry jam beaming beautifully. Palate: Scintillating sherry notes with robust spice. Chocolate strawberry jam, honey figs, red fruits cake dominates the palate. The sweetness goes…

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Whisky Review: Highland Park Aged 25 Years (Bottled in 2004)

Style: Delicate and Complex Nose: Fragrant and silky aroma on the nose. Begins with intoxicating sweetness and winey cherry rum cake and milk chocolate. Plums followed by slight bitterness and tartness of plum skins. A delicate layer of leather and pine oil glossing over heather honey, which is misted over by spirit peppermint. Gentle peat…

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Whisky Review: Talisker Neist Point

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose: Warm, rich almonds with a touch of signature meatiness on the nose. Subtle, dry maritime minerals clinging on the wave of vanilla meringue which is lightly smoked by the peat. Sweet plums painted with caramel sauce, dry black pepper crackling gently. Pleasantly balanced aroma. Palate: Sea breeze riding more on…

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First Impression: Highland Park Flowing Feature 1992

[45%・24 Years Old・Silvano Samaroli Bottling・Cask 1252] Nose: Rose petals and orchards, the grassiness gets blended in like a roll of superfine wool, a tastefully maintained lawn on the front yard. Marzipan and other fresh orchard fruits complete the picture. Palate & Finish: A playful delivery, lightness dancing on the palate with green bananas and fruit…

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