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Monday, April 16, 2012
Whisky Review: Highland Park 18
Style/Region: Highland (Islands)
Age: 18 Cask Type: Oak Alcohol: 43%
Water added: Yes
Nose: Light with a mix of oak and brine with a hint of vanilla
sweetness. After water was added, the sweetness is more pronounced with a hint
of honey and apricot.
Mouth Feel: Thick, velvet and smooth.
Flavor: Smooth and sweet. Flavors of honey and apricot, with a slight
oak and brine flavor in the back. Subtle hints of smoke.
Finish: Lingering smooth sweetness with a hint of oaky brine.
Overall Impressions: A very nice drink. It’s smooth, sweet and well balanced. A fine
scotch for pretty much any occasion. The Highland Park distillery is located on
Orkney island, making it the furthest north distillery in Scotland – which is a
fun and novel distinction that does add a bit to the drink. Highland Park
whisky is a drink I come back to over and over again – it’s comfort. I only
wish some the higher-end, specialty flavors were easier to find in the States.