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Highland Park 40 Year Old

Exquisite Old peat smoke

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@galgReview by @galg

30th Aug 2012

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Nose: A stroll down memory lane: old libraries and a lot of wood resin, a surprising note of red grapefruit (but not something I have not sniffed in other older whiskies – I recall one old MOM speysider with this exact aroma) , dark fruits behind all this in addition to dark chocolate, some pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, wood spices galore, and in a very sexy and enticing way.a bit of heather peat , and maybe a hint of heathery peat smoke, Surprisingly earthy and peaty after all those years, but gently so.

Palate: Enter dried dark fruit, dark chocolate, very creamy, with some toffee. kirsch, and blackberries with in thick liquor.getting more chocolaty with more time on the palate, very mouth coating and rich. a pleasure. slight peat smoke, but very light and heathery.

Finish:Sweet, with a lot of black fruit, sugar, smoke, some traces of plum jam.

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4 comments

@Wills
Wills commented

Sounds great. And to be honest I am also fascinated by nice bottles like this one has!

8 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

quite so. the botle is sexy too. but at 700 quid, it's not cheap.

8 years ago 0

Jason0142 commented

Great review, how did you get your hands on this whisky, Did you get a sample bottle, try it somewhere or did you get a full size bottle? Btw do you know how this compares to the 30yo? I managed to try the 30yo around a week ago thanks to a sample bottle and am wondering wether it's worth getting a sample of this sometime as well.

8 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

Jason, i need to re-staste the 30 h2h with the 40, but the 30 and 40 are close in DNA As far as i can remember, i think this one has a bit more heather peat in it. i will post my notes of the 30 soon. watch this space;)

Gal

8 years ago 0

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