Insider knowledge: Highland Park 13 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Highland Park 13 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Very good balance. Malt, thick and sweet with hints of toffee, crisp fruit.
Palate: Very malty, youthful intensity, lots of character. Butterscotch, slightly coastal, drying.
Finish: Creamy, spicy character, hints of peppery smoke.