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Highland Park 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

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Highland Park 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey is a distinguished and well-crafted spirit that embodies the essence of the Orkney Islands. Exhibiting a radiant amber hue, this aged whisky presents a symphony of complex aromas and flavors.

On the nose, one is greeted by a harmonious blend of honeyed sweetness, aromatic heather, and a subtle waft of peat smoke. The richness of dried fruit, particularly raisins and apricots, adds depth to the olfactory experience. A delicate whiff of floral notes, reminiscent of heather in bloom, further enhances the aromatic bouquet.

The palate is a journey of intricate layers, starting with a luscious fusion of honey and malt sweetness. The interplay of orchard fruits, such as apples and pears, contributes a refreshing crispness. There is a balanced infusion of gentle peat smoke that imparts a subtle earthiness without overpowering the palate. This complexity is complemented by a touch of vanilla and a hint of toffee, adding a creamy and indulgent dimension to the whisky.

The mouthfeel is notably smooth and velvety, a testament to the 12 years of maturation in a combination of sherry-seasoned oak casks and American oak barrels. The oak influence is well-integrated, offering a touch of spiciness and a whisper of oak-derived vanilla.

The finish is enduring, leaving a warm and lingering embrace. As the flavors gradually fade, a final echo of heather and a subtle hint of smokiness linger, inviting another sip.

Highland Park 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey is a refined and well-balanced expression that captures the essence of its maritime origins, making it a delightful choice for whisky enthusiasts seeking a nuanced and rewarding drinking experience.

ABV

43%

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A rich amber hue, reminiscent of polished mahogany, lustrous and inviting.

Nose: The aroma unfolds with a captivating bouquet of heather honey and dried fruits, with hints of ripe pear and apricot. Beneath, a subtle smokiness emerges, reminiscent of a distant bonfire on a cool Highland evening.

Palate: On the palate, flavors of sweet honey and malted barley intertwine with rich notes of dark chocolate and warm spices. The smoky undertones intensify, adding depth and complexity to the experience. A touch of oak brings balance, lending structure to the whiskey's robust character.

Finish: The finish is long and lingering, with echoes of honey and oak lingering on the palate. A gentle warmth envelops the senses, leaving a lasting impression of sophistication and refinement.

Distillery Information

Highland Park is a Scotch whisky distillery located in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. The distillery is known for its complex and peaty profile.
The distillery is owned by The Edrington Group, which also owns The Macallan, The Glenrothes, Naked Malt, and The Famous Grouse whiskies.
The distillery is said to have been founded in 1798 by Magnus Eunson, a preacher and illicit distiller. Highland Park has been crafting award-winning whisky since 1798.
Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey is 87 proof and 40% ABV.

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