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A sherried release from Highland Park, Dark Origins is a combination of 80% first fill sherry casks (of which 60% is European oak and 20% American) and 20% refill sherry. A dark expression which fits in with the distillery's origins – founder Magnus Eunson being a smuggler who worked in the darkness of night.Tasting Notes (2)
Highland Park Dark Origins
- Black Pepper
- Dark Chocolate
Tasting Notes by Rocky
Initial spiritiness burns off to reveal a swathe of chocolatey notes (both milk and dark) combined with cherries, toffee and hints of butterscotch.
The dark chocolate is more prominent with black-pepper spice and hints of fig, prune and orange zest. There's a whack of smoke running through the centre with sweetness at either side.
The chocolate slowly dissipates to leave the sweet smoke.
Sherried spice and ripe bananas combine with roasted hazelnuts and baked apple.
Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to maraschino cherries, warm dark chocolate entices the palate.
Enduring sweet smoke.
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Although I like Highland Park, this particular whiskey was a disappointment. It lacks the body and richness of proper Highland Park whiskeys. This is produced specifically for the Northern American market, which is probably why it tastes so weak, almost like a bourbon. I honestly found it to be tasteless and lacking a character.
I was worried this maybe shouldn't have been my first Highland Park whiskey (my local shop discontinued HP, can you believe that?) but it was all I could get when I decided to try HP. Amazingly good and complex. A wonderful experience!
An amazing complex nose and taste that brings the smoky highland park into a very distinct and creative sherry bomb finish
Highland Park have perfected the art of 'a hint of smoke'. An exquisite dram!
There are times when one is surprised and shocked that perfection has somehow been improved. This is one of them.
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