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Highland Park 30 YO

Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
Orkney Islands,
Scotland
700ml
48.1% 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: Paul Pacult

Nose: Unsweetened coconut, bacon fat, and dark toffee. 

 

Palate: Lusciously rich, even opulent in texture but still contains enough acidity to be fresh.

 

Finish: Long, toffee-like, and graceful.

 

Comment: What can I say about this stellar Orkney Islands distillery that I haven’t said many times before? The classiest act in distillery Scotland.

Awards

2009 San Francisco Spirits Competition - Double Gold
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