Highland Park Dark Origins

70cl / 46.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Highland Park Dark Origins
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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.
Distillery Bottling
Cask Type


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Orange Orange
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Butterscotch Butterscotch

Highland Park Dark Origins Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Initial spiritiness burns off to reveal a swathe of chocolatey notes (both milk and dark) combined with cherries, toffee and hints of butterscotch

    Palate: 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

    Finish: The chocolate slowly dissipates to leave the sweet smoke

  • Producer's Notes

    Colour: Rich mahogany

    Nose: Sherried spice and ripe bananas combine with roasted hazelnuts and baked apple

    Palate: Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to maraschino cherries, warm dark chocolate entices the palate

    Finish: Enduring sweet smoke

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    17 September

    Its a black forest gateau in a glass. Lovely digestif.

  • 4
    5 April

    just had a couple drams at the Luggage Room in London. lovely scotch. totally tasted butterscotch before reading any tasting notes

  • 4
    26 March

    Light smoke, smooth finish

  • 5
    14 January

    This is my happy place

  • 2
    8 November 2015

    I didn''t like this. I found too much sulphur on the finish.

  • 5
    24 October 2015

    Bought this at the distillery. I agree with the other reviewer''s notes. Quite Christmas cakey for a Highland Park and punchier. Hugely enjoyable.

  • 5
    25 April 2015

    Very pleasing. Abundant fruit and sherry notes and taste. Smoke and chocolate towards the finish. Very nice dram indeed. I took a punt on it and was very pleased. Would buy again