Thanks for your reply. If I might take advantage of your familiarity with HP, could you recommend one that is less peaty. Is the 18 year old as much so as the 12? All are difficult to get here. I have to order from Chicago area, so a "tasting" is not possible. My preferences have been Glenmorangie (especially the port wood finish), Oban, Aberlour (antique), and The Balvenie. The HP I had at George V was far superior; I just didn't sense the smokiness I thought was part of the HP definition. Do you know if the 1975 or other HPs lack this? I prefer Laphroig et al only on a very cold day.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JVP:
Despite being a devoted Highland Park fan I have to honest and say I too have never heard of 'Old Reserve'. Maybe it is a long lost independent bottling?
Either way try logging onto the official Highland Park website at www.highlandpark.co.uk
and sending them an e-mail. Go to the source!!!
Next time I am in Paris I think I'll drop into the George V for a dram!