Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

—LCBO#: 500231
Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Nose: a thick dollop of honey spread across a layer of salted butter; in the background the ashes of a peat fire are emptied; Taste: eye closing beauty: immediate glossy impact of rich, vaguely metallic honey but upped in the complexity stakes by the subtle intense marbling of peat; the muscular richness, aided by the softness of the oil ensures that maximum intensity is not only reached but maintained; finish: long continuation of those elements found in the delivery but now radiating soft spices and hints of marzipan; balance: if familiarity breeds contempt, then it has yet to happen between myself and HP 18. This is a must-have dram. I show it to ladies the world over to win their hearts, minds and tastebuds when it comes to whisky. And the more time I spend with it, the more I become aware and appreciative of its extraordinary consistency. The very latest bottlings have been astonishing, possibly because the colouring has now been dropped, and wisely so. Why in any way reduce what is one of the world's great whisky experiences? Such has been the staggering consistency of this dram I have thought of late of promoting the distillery into the world's top three: only Ardbeg and Buffalo Trace have been bottling whisk(e)y of such quality over a wide range of ages in such metronomic fashion. Anyway, enough: a glass of something honeyed and dazzling calls ... Score - 95.5. (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2010)

Product Details

Release Date:
January 19, 2012
750 mL bottle
Made in:
Scotland, United Kingdom
Highland Distillers Co.
Medium & Smoky

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