Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years

Highland Park is a single malt Scotch from the "Islands" region, it is distilled in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. The 12 year old won double gold medals at both the 2007 and 2008 San Francisco world spirits competition. One can see why Highland Park 12 year is a great whisky, balanced, flavorful and easy to drink it is definitely recommended for those looking to dive into the "single malt" world as well as seasoned vets. I really enjoy this whiskey it starts out with a pleasant citrus flavor and then slowly develops hints of smokiness. I recommend adding a drop of water after you have tasted it neat so that you can further explore the smoky flavor of this whisky.

Color: Amber, Golden.

Nose: Honey, Sweet fruits, Citrus and a slight peatyness.

Palate: Citrus, Honey, Some smoke, Slight sherry and a faint medicinal taste (in a good "peaty" way)

Finish: A warm smoky finish with hints of spice.

Give this one a chance it won't disappoint.

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