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Highland Park 12 Year Old

Standard, straightforward HP

0 081

nReview by @numen

5th Jul 2013


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: Good HP fun and smoke. Very lightly sweet, honey, and malt. Sprinkle of salt. Floral and heather. Pineapple, ginger, and vanilla. Nuts and off-putty, with sour cherries, of course. Hint of wax and orange-colored fruits (apricots) Still, just fairly sweet and straightforward sugar-frosting and vanilla.

Palate: Well balanced. Creamy and silky at the same time. Pleasant and nice floral (violet) honey. The wood is good, if not a touch drying. Bitter wax. Malty. Ginger and pepper. Rather less fruit, but still nice. Smoke near the tail.

Finish: Brief, on smoke, salt, drying wood, a bit bitter, and honey. Wax from flower petals. The nose was more dynamic than the palate, but the palate was more pleasing -- just not as impressive. The finish was a bit of a let-down, capturing the core HP qualities, but missing out on the rest of it.

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