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Highland Park 12 YO

Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
Orkney Islands,
Scotland
700ml
40% Alcohol content

Distillery

The distillery was founded in 1798. The name of this whisky does not refer to the area of Scotland known as The Highlands, from which Orkney is excluded, but rather to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area distinguished from a lower area nearby. In 1984, Highland Park was the only whisky ever to have scored a rating of 100% by the regular tasting team of The Scotsman, a national newspaper of Scotland. Whisky reviewer and expert Michael Jackson has called it "The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky."(Jackson, Michael (1989).

 

House Style: Smoky and full-flavored.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Michael Jackson

Nose: Smoky, "garden bonfire" sweetness, heathery, malty, hint of sherry.

 

Body: Medium, exceptionally smooth.

 

Palate: Exceptionally smooth. Succulent, with smoky dryness, heathery-honey sweetness and maltiness.

 

Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.

 

Comment: A beautifully balanced classic islander.

Awards

2011 International Wines & Spirits Competition - Silver

 

2008 San Francisco Spirits Competition - Double Gold

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