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Highland Park 1970 Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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Highland Park 1970 Vintage

Brand
Highland Park
Expression
1970 Vintage
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
48.00%
Vintage
1970
Produced at
Highland Park Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)

Dave Broom

96
Nose
Quite shy and needs time to develop. Even then it is more about a sensation than an exuberant explosion of aroma. Barley sugar, Seville orange zest and rhubarb.
Palate
Sumptuous and silky, with layers of dense, cooked black fruits. Massive complexity that slowly shows deep layers of ripe fruits. Polished oak.
Finish
Enormous, long and complex.
Comment
A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Martine Nouet

90
Nose
Perfumy, elegant, complex. Antique furniture shop, fading rose, potpourri. Candied orange notes slowly swirl up.
Palate
Lusciously silky. Refined balance. Malt, fruit and oak are intimately intertwined. Spices explode on the midpalate.
Finish
Everlasting, dry and spicy.
Comment
An incredible buoyancy and vitality for its age. You think of Dylan's song Forever Young. Fantastic!
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