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Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey

SKU fbdf2899ed95 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Single Malt Whisky, sherry casks, slightly smoky dram

$62.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is a cornerstone of the distillery's range. Matured in ex-sherry casks and crafted with Orcadian peat, it offers a taste of the Highland Park signature style. Expect a well-rounded and slightly smoky dram with hints of honey, citrus, and a touch of spice.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Look for a gentle smokiness, often described as heather or honey smoke, thanks to the use of Orcadian peat. Hints of sherry sweetness follow, with notes of honey, dried fruit like raisins or prunes, and a touch of baking spice like nutmeg or ginger. Some enthusiasts detect a subtle citrus zestiness, adding a touch of freshness.

Deeper Sniffs: As you delve deeper, expect a hint of malty character, a reminder of the barley used in the mash bill. The sherry cask influence might reveal itself further, with notes of caramel or toffee. Depending on the specific cask used, a touch of floral honey or even a hint of chocolate could be present.

Palate

First Sip: The medium body offers a satisfying mouthfeel. The subtle smokiness greets you first, but it’s not overpowering. The sherry cask influence shines through with notes of honey sweetness and dried fruit. Hints of vanilla and spice from the oak maturation add complexity.

Midpalate: As the whisky opens up, the subtle smokiness mingles with the sweetness, creating a well-balanced flavor profile. Hints of citrus like orange peel or grapefruit can emerge, adding a refreshing quality. The malty character becomes more noticeable, grounding the sweetness and smoke.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The smokiness and sweetness fade gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a touch of oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of honey, spice, and a touch of citrus zest linger, creating a long and satisfying finish.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

40%

Country

Scotland

Region

Islands

Awards

96 points, Great Value, Tried & True Award – Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2019. Gold Medal – The Fifty Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2018.

Brand

Highland Park

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Heather-honey sweetness, peaty smokiness.

Palate

Palate

Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery.

Finish

Finish

Teasing, heathery, subtle smoke. Delicious.

Color

Color

Glowing amber.