Highland Park 13
A delicious 13 year old Highland Park we bottled in 2010, this was distilled in 1997, and aged in a single refill bourbon hogshead. An run of just 281 incredible bottles, at natural cask strength with nothing added and nothing taken away!
Nose: Sherry comes in on the front of the nose switching to cherry, bakewell tart, peach, almonds & prosciutto.
Palate: Sweet to the front, changes to lemon citrus followed by mild tar & creamy smoke.
Finish: Sublimely long and creamy. Big on tangy fruit...
Summer Whisky - Part 2
It's the nose that holds this malt back for me, it's not unpleasant just a little nondescript, that said in all other departments it really hits the spot.
For me the taste is sharp and crisp, fresh and lively with a long slightly sweet finish... beautiful... if only the nose...
5th March 2012
I agree with the detailed analysis of the "Summer whisky" review, above, but, while he like it, for me the result is unpleasant. It's all a question of taste, of course, but I would just warn people who like the HP12 and HP18 not to expect this Whisky to resemble the HP12 and HP18.
14th June 2011
Nose: This is summer for me, nice hints of sherry, toffee and caramel. Vanilla flavor, oak and wood. Lots of vapour, maybe a bit strong on the nose, probably because of the high percentage of 57%. Some bitterness but not bad bitterness
Taste: Lots of oak and peat, some citrus, not too thick, not too thin, somewhere in the middle.
Summary: More nose than taste, burnt almond and lots of oak an peat. Great for a summer evening. Love it.
Note: This sample was donated by Master of Malt, thanks!
Jens Wedin, chwisgi.com
11th April 2011