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Darkness! Highland Park 24 year old Pedro Ximenez cask finish

Whew, I smell whisky!

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@TheEnablerReview by @TheEnabler

19th Jul 2018


Darkness! Highland Park 24 year old Pedro Ximenez cask finish
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: smoky wood, cherries, old leather, orange peel, lemon.

Neat: dark chocolate, dried cherries, salt & iodine

The high ABV makes itself known, burning the tongue and numbing the lips. Oragel, eat your heart out!

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Nozinan commented

Concise review.

How did you get the sample into the glass and keep the wax seal intact?

5 years ago 0

DaveM commented

I was just reading that the Highland Park Light was just released. Supposedly around 52.9% ABV, 17YO, 4500 total bottles and a price of $300 (gulp!)

5 years ago 0

Jonathan commented

Why is the mark/number so low? Everything but the abv, which can be adjusted with water, sounds very good.

5 years ago 0

TheEnabler commented


A valid question. I did actually put a good amount of water into the dram after I wrote the review and slightly regretted giving it the lower mark because the dilution did improve it significantly. However I still felt that the high ABV made it absolutely overwhelming, even with the water.

5 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

@TheEnabler I usually do my reviews without, then with water.

I actually type the body of the review as a WORD file then copy and paste it (this avoids losing all my work if a glitch occurs), so I can see how I like it best before I give it a score online.

Also, you can edit your review up to an hour after posting.

Even then, sometimes a bit later, or days / weeks later, I wish I could change the score like we used to be able to (which is why I got into the habit of putting my scores in the body, so the original score would remain for the record...).

5 years ago 0