A Highland Park of 30 years old? That’s not something you come across every day. It was distilled in the year in which yours truly reached the age where it become legal to drink alcohol (not that this stopped me before that, but that’s quite beside the point).
Ho! This is good! Waxy nose on mango and papaya, almond shavings, banana peel, Granny Smith apples and pebbles on the beach. Some fudge and macadamia nuts. But very much alive for its age, I can tell you. Barely any wood, but all the more fruit and mineral elements, fresh heather and a bit of peat. Chamomile tea, boudoir biscuits and freshly squeezed orange juice. Very good.
Fine mouthfeel, pretty oily. Mandarin, lime, grapefruit, lots of mint and something medicinal. Nicely peppery. Some earthy notes are upholstered by green herbs, apples and something that reminds me of resin. Excellent!
The finish is nicely long and again offers some pepper and liquorice. Menthol at the death.
Wow, this is one of the better Highland Park I have tried.