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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!