Highland Park 40
STRICTLY ONE PER CUSTOMER
A very special expression from Highland Park. Few distilleries have the requisite whisky stocks to add a 40 year old to the core of their range. Highland Park made sure this was sure to turn heads with stunning packaging. The bottles are adorned with a silver amulet, the glass bottle was specially created by Stolze Flaconnage and the box was finished to cabinet quality by Mount Gabriel.
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The nose is rich and full. Notes of pine and eucalyptus oil with hints of manuka honey. There are some fruit notes, grassy heather and mixed peels developing with gentle smoke. The palate is full and a little oily. Notes of leafy greenness and marzipan with hints of sherry. There are some thick oak notes with Seville marmalade and a little spice. The finish is long with perfumy notes and zesty bitter oak.
definetely the best whisky I've ever tried so far in my life!
21st January 2014
As with the review entitled 'Bozo', I also tried this on a distillery tour - so pleased I did but now I long for a bottle. I was absolutely blown away by how rich and honey-oriented this is. The sweetness comes through but it's the lingering warmth that does it for me. I still think the 25yo is the gem in the HP crown (seems to have a better balance) but the 40yo is exquisite.
18th December 2013
I like Highland Park, it is very smooth but has always lacked a little something. This little beauty builds on the smooth refined flavour with an extra smokey honeyed overtone giving the dram the edge I always felt it needed. It is simply sublime. Given as a gift and offered a taste - wish I'd declined its so good.
28th August 2012
Absolutely amazing dram. I tried this on site at Highland Park after a tour. Exquisite and syrupy, leathery nose and mouthfeel. Probably the perfect age, where the cask is just about to become a little intrusive (but hasn't just yet). So sweet - beautiful slightly burnt dark brown sugar, and a hint of that smokiness everyone loves from the pure Orkney peat. The easiest 10 I could ever give - it's tempting to take out a second mortgage so I could afford this. Maybe when I turn 40......
5th June 2011
ELEVEN out of Ten points...................