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Highland Park 18 year reviewRefined, light and gently complex. This Single Malt is the perfect introduction to a beginner in the world of Scotch but can equally be appreciated by whisky enthusiasts with varying degrees of experience. Here is‘s review…

Highland Park 18 Year Review

Highland park 18 year old scotchWhisky: Highland Park 18 Year old

Distillery: Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Age: 18 years old

Proof:  86 Proof, 43% ABV

Color: Light to medium gold

Nose: Earth, umami, and a grassy fruitiness. A fiery, luscious honeyed peat.

Taste: Restrained at first, doesn’t come on with bold delivery like some single malts. However, you can often say more in a whisper of delicate flavor, that screaming a bouquet of nothing. Such is the case here with this beautiful whisper. For 18 years old, the sweet, lightness of this is complimented by a increasingly noticeable warming wood tones.

Like many whiskies, the more you sip this, the more the delicate flavors are uncovered, underneath this a candy-like peat. Lovely malts with notes of apple, fresh ginger, toffee and orange marmalade.

Finish: Biscuity, somewhat dry, smooth and brief.

Whisky review by‘s Tom Fischer & Stephen Dennison


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