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I bought this bottle of Highland Park in September as my 'official' monthly bottle. It came highly recommended and had been on my wish list since starting my whisky journey at the end of 2010. It was #19 in whisky discovery(my blog explains it all). I’m coming to the end of this bottle and thought I should write it a glowing reference, although I’m sure it doesn’t need one from me.
All the way from the Orkney’s, The Highland Park 12 is rich and smoky.
Made from barley malted over burning peat, this Highland malt has a smoky sweetness and a glowing amber colour.
Smoothly luxurious and tingling with spices and hints of lemon and orange peel through to a subtle finish of peatiness. I even love the nose of the empty glass (and it’s only empty if I have to go to bed).
With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description) and a warming, silky mouth feel, this is a whisky that that has really impressed me.
I have just a few drams left, which I’m looking forward to finishing this evening. It will be on my wish list immediately and I’m very keen to try other expressions from this distillery.