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Highland Park 12 Year Old remains one of the gold- standard malts for other distillery bottlings to aspire to. With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description) and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down. "The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky". Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky CompanionTasting Notes (3)
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Salted lemons, a whiff of charcoal smoke, crunchy green apples, tropical fruit chews, unripe mango, beeswax, honey, dusty wood and fruity dark chocolate – maybe chocolate limes? It develops in the glass, picking up more fruit and slowly cutting the citrus notes.
Starts off with syrup sweetness, quickly moving on to sour and creamy wood, with more tropical chews, pineapple and smoked orange rind.
Smoky wood, malt syrup, green pine cones and woody spice.
Tasting Notes by Gavin D Smith for Whisky Advocate
Highland Park 12 Year Old boasts individuality and complexity, thanks in part to the use of Orcadian peat in the distillery floor maltings and the employment of ex-sherry casks for maturation. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citrus fruits, malt, and distinctive tones of wood smoke in the warm, lengthy, slightly peaty finish.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.
Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery.
Teasing, heathery, delicious.
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Excellent, I can't describe the complexity of flavor that all merge perfectly in every taste I like in a Scotch, had 100 different Scotches and this and Dalwhinnie are my two favorites. This has a better amount of peat though...
It is not what it was. The whole experience seems to be more about nonsense bottle than content of it. It has cheap smell, phenolic with alcohol coming trough. Not much going on in terms of taste. It used to be one of my favourites 15 years ago.
It is nice: smooth, sweet, smoky. But it is not great. It is not very telling, doesn't show up a very distinctive identity, not in nose nor in palate. In my opinion, too expensive for the experience it delivers, wouldn't buy it again.
Drinking it right now. This is my 4-5th dram of this malt. Though I have liked it each time, this time I get the wonderful balance of elements that may have eluded me in other drams. Sweet arrival and short finish for me in the neat version. With just a drop of water, the finish lengthens and you are rewarded with a nice little warm hug. This is a very composed malt, not "too" anything. Smoke is there but subtle, not the least overpowering--and I love peated scotch. Glad I have this bottle in my cabinet of single malts.
I never had the old one, so I have no comparison akin to what I've been reading. From what's in my glass, this stuff is a good malt at a very reasonable price. I would buy again, no question.
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