Highland Park 21 year old

Better and better

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

tjb

Date:

10th Feb 2014

Reviewer rating:

92

About this score:

The average score for this whisky is 89.

Tasting Notes by tjb

I have done my own HP Vertical tonight. First the 12, then the 18 and now for the 21. I was dubious before I'd ever tried Highland Park as I had heard mixed reviews on the12. Not to fear, I love it and the 18 was wonderful. The 21 takes it on a bit to the next level.

The nose gives orange peel, grass, malt, cereal, and a dusty smoke. The palate offers caramel, it is thick and creamy, salt, orange, apple, peat, oak, slightly smokey and spices sultanas. The finish is long, spices, pepper, and aniseed. It has a drying quality not found in the 12 or 18.

I could drink a lot of this very easily. It is not quite as easy drinking as the 18 but that's because it's bigger and better.

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Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Highland Park

Region:

Island

ABV:

47.5%

Colour:

Comments

FormerlyRigmorole

FormerlyRigmorole wrote:

I envy your ability to buy this bottle. Enjoy it. It's not avail in the USA

13 February 2014 07:34
tjb

tjb wrote:

@rigmorole That's a real shame. Mind you, if you can get the 18 it's not a million miles away and much more reasonably priced. Maybe if Scotland vote for independence later this year they might stick export restrictions on and the UK might be in the same boat. Lol.

13 February 2014 21:33

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