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Highland Park 12 Year Old

A slow grower

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@mosis522Review by @mosis522

30th May 2013


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When I first opened this bottle and began having a few drams, I would have to say I was a bit underwhelmed. Not this it wasn't a good whisky, I felt as though it was slightly bland with not a lot going on. On continuing on with tasting it began to grow on me, like it sprung to life over a couple of months in the open bottle. I am now on the last couple of drams so a review is in order... The thing that strikes me when tasting this whisky is the way in which it has two waves of flavour. Firstly there is a sweetness at the front of the palette with honey on the tongue as this slowly fades a subtle smokey peat flavour hits the back of the tongue with earthy flavours. These flavours combine to create a great entry level malt which I feel fits nicely into the cabinet as an easy drinking "everyday" sort of whisky available at an affordable price!

Nose: Honey, malt, sweet citrus, sugar Taste: Honey turning to light peat, smoke Finish: Long finish, spice, faint wood, peat Balance: Very well balanced the sweetness and earthy tones intertwine nicely

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Rigmorole commented

This is my favorite single malt for about $40. You might also like the Highland Park 8. It's around $30 and can still be found, although it is disappearing. The bottler is Gordon & MacPhail. The Old Pulteney 12 is also quite good and about the same price as the HP12.

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