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Highland Park 18 Year Old

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

14th May 2015

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    25
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    95

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I don’t have a lot to say about this malt from my handwritten notes, but that’s probably because I was enjoying the whisky so much.

Rose gold in colour and a rich fruity aroma replete with blackcurrants and cherries, with a supporting cast of sherry, butter and sandal wood.

A full bodied dram with a little more attack than I expected. The fruit is very evident with some strawberries thrown in with the cherries and blackcurrants. The fruits are offset by a healthy dose of malt some very soft peat and buttery hints. Absolutely gorgeous, definitely one of my desert island malts.

I don’t know if the finish is that bad but it comes as a letdown to me, a touch hollow somehow. Spicier and dryer with the fruits making an early exit.

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2 comments

@newreverie
newreverie commented

I will always keep a bottle of HP18 around. One of my favorites for sure. I love the soft peat used in HP18. I hope to one day sample HP25.

4 years ago 0

@Uisgebetha
Uisgebetha commented

Not sure how much better HP25 can be, but I would also like to sample some, preferably at someone else's expense...

4 years ago 0

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