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Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008


Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:12 pm

Hey no fair Willie is working correct....
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:19 pm

just poured the 18yo , damn sight more interesting than the last two !
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:22 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:just poured the 18yo , damn sight more interesting than the last two !


The 18 yr OB is a great bottle. I really enjoy it too! Right now I'm not enjoying any HP, stuck here at work still. :x
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:27 pm

A nice smooth enjoyable Highland Park, very good. A great way to kick off a Friday night. Headed over to visit a friend, I hope to make it back a little later to enjoy the 18y too! Enjoy everyone :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:30 pm

Okay okay, I have time for another, gotta pour myself the 18y!!! :D
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:32 pm

Get your beverages in early and often....

I will be starting with the 18yo (when I am off work)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:36 pm

Evening all :)

Have I missed anything? Just gonna scroll back and see what you've been up to...
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:40 pm

Whoa!! A quick nosing found a fresh fresh ripe white peach, yeeeehaaaa! Delicious! Wow, beautiful, can't remember the last time I had a nice ripe white peach! (One of the drawbacks about living in the Northern part of the world.)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:41 pm

Getting a crowd going. Nice to see. Thanks for the report C57.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:45 pm

Can anyone remember where the colour chart is on the whisky mag site? Willie's "grubby gold" just reminded me I'm rubbish at describing colours
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:49 pm

C57 - maybe a little bit of the new one to see if your impressions change a bit after the old one.

and then try the old one again...

and repeat..... :dead: :insane:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:50 pm

Found it... http://www.whiskymag.com/gfx/nosing/Colour-bar-Big.jpg

OK just poured a 12yo, and I reckon Willie's Grubby Gold might be my Old Gold.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:53 pm

This 18y is dynamite, (yes, the new bottling for this and the 12y), too bad I have to run off, I'll try and pop back in later. You all have fun!! :P
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:54 pm

I just found it too... good job
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:55 pm

Collector57 wrote:HP 12 new

I got oranges on the nose
Willy got grapes and apples
Jonathan got white peach

What did Mrs C57 get?................................bananas!


I love it, that's great!! A whole basket of fruit in Highland Park 12y!!!
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:58 pm

I get something green - maybe apples? I'll try and find the rest of the fruit salad in there :)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:58 pm

that is funny, and is there a single fruit tree on Orkney?

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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:01 pm

There isn't a single tree on Orkney, if I recall.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:01 pm

I seem to remember it's quite treeless
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:02 pm

I stand corrected - there's a small wood. No fruit trees, though :wink:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:03 pm

Why would they need fruit trees? It's all there in the dram :)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:03 pm

Oh you lucky people :D I wish I could join you but I have to work to earn money for all that whisky. Enjoy your tasting :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:05 pm

This is the new 12yo - I don't have any old stuff.

Highland Park 12yo

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Honey, wisps of smoke, sweet malt, sherry, slightly flowery, something green - maybe apples?
Honey, butterscotch, fire smoke (not like peaty medicinal smoke) pastry
Slight prickle of spice.
Makes me think of farmhouse kitchen with a big fireplace and dried flowers on the beams and a little old lady making butter-fudge while a sweet pie cools on the windowsill.
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0

12 Years Old
0
40%
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Single Malt
Island (non Islay)
First without then with just the tiniest drop. Doesn't hold much.
nope
Glencairn
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TheTross » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:05 pm

Ok, my contribution from my only HP :(

Highland Park 12

Highland Park
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Sweet and a little floral. Some sherry and vanilla. Toffee, caramel and chocolate. Lots of fruit (citrus, pears, apples). Lightly minted. Notes of smoke (cigar?) and wood. A touch 'farmy' at times. Incredibly balanced!
Mouth-coating. Surprising amount of smoke and earthiness. Very sweet - lots of toffee. A big fruitiness again (citrus again, banana). Lightly fragrant. Honeyed. Caramel and chocolate.
Sweet but quite smoky. Slightly peaty. Minty and caramelised. Lasts a while.
Lovely stuff, very moreish!
Pale gold
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12 Years Old
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None
None
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:06 pm

Cheers Mr Fjeld, join in later if you can. It should be going or about another 10-12 hours.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:07 pm

Ooh C57, you're onto 18! I'm so slow. That'll teach me not to be fashionably late :P
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:09 pm

am trying my only highland park

15 yr - bottled for hi time wine cellars52.7% - cask 10140

caramel nose, alcohol and floral

bright fruit and a bit of sulphur....fading to raisins
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:10 pm

Take your time, and keep the notes coming.... great stuff out there so far.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:11 pm

Well-described, Tross. Yes, mouth-coating, it's a lovely consistency. And there is something minty. Still looking for the 'nanas you and Mrs C57 can find.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:12 pm

Mikey, what time is it for you?
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:12 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:15 yr - bottled for hi time wine cellars52.7% - cask 10140


Nice lunch break Randall.... :thumbsup:

I do like that beverage, might have to get one more at some point.
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:13 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:Mikey, what time is it for you?


It is noon for me. (PST)
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:15 pm

After a break for something to eat have resumed on the Hart Brothers 18yo and it's amazing how closely it resembles Nicks note for the 18yo O.b. even though it appears to be more 2nd or 3rd refill than the dark (Farven Justeret Med E150 !) release ......
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby Ryguy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:16 pm

mikeymad wrote:
TreacleSponge wrote:Mikey, what time is it for you?


It is noon for me. (PST)


3pm EST here for me. So needless to say I'm still at work..... :?
Enjoy those Highland Parks, I like the notes so far, keep it up. :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park Tasting - 15 Feb 2008

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:19 pm

Oh go on, C57 open it up... you don't need our encouragement ;)
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