Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12
I am debating, upon my death, having myself shrunken and pickled in a very large jar of HP12, 15 or 18. Unquestionably my fave all-around malt. Upon purchasing my first bottle of 12 I immediately proceeded, that evening, draining about 5 fingers off of it. It's a good thing for me that it's not an expensive one, because it took very little time for me to kill that 1st bottle. On the other hand, BV12, while respectable in most respects, is almost a copy of maybe 20+ other malts and just doesn't offer me anything that stands out. I enjoy drinking it, but it's nothing special to me. Straight up Spey. Just doesn't remotely assert the same character of the HP12.