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Highland Park 12 Year Old

"HP12" on HP12

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@HP12Review by @HP12

22nd Mar 2011


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Highland Park is near and dear to my Scotch loving heart. It was at my inaugural SMSW tasting that I first learned of the HP brand. This tasty malt immediately evoked intrigue as the peat introduced itself to my senses. I needed to learn more and thus my whisky journey began.

For those who are new to Scotch and/or peated styles, this is a nice expression to be introduced to.

This dram review was tasted neat in a 12 oz. snifter, hand warmed.

Nose: A malted honey layer with a distant waft of a salty ocean spray, subtle hints of licorice and lavender with all the aromas bundled in soft peat.

Palate: Within a easy going oily viscosity is a light background of oak and peat with vanilla and honey malt dancing on the tongue.

Finish: The malty honey-vanilla gives way to a little Aussie licorice bite followed by a wonderfully long smokey flavored MMmmm!

Balance: All parts working together nicely with the soft peat artfully present in all segments of the ritual.

This is one of those bottles that will likely always have a front and center place in my cabinet / bunker. A definite keynote member of my rotating gaggle of "daily drams", HP12 led me to the Scotch trail and the journey is well underway!

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LeFrog commented

I was wondering when @HP12 might review HP12! It's a great place to start your single malt journey. Good review.

11 years ago 0

HP12 commented

@LeFrog...yes, it was about time. Thx for the comment.

11 years ago 0

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