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Old & Rare Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978 Tasting notes and reviews

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Old & Rare Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978

Brand
Old & Rare
Expression
Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
29 years old
Abv
56.70%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Highland Park Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
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Dave Broom

85
Nose
The slightly fungal note of maturity – mushroom compost, late autumn leaves, antique shops. Then a beautiful smouldering peaty note. Sweetness too: both oak and a concentrated black fruit, toffee, then nuts. Old but fresh.
Palate
Explosive palate. Light smoke, nutty wood, coconut, brambles, shifting to nutmeg and then the peat begins to creep through. Rooty with great length.
Finish
Rooty and smoky with a fungal note.
Comment
Old, slightly grumbly but fascinating. Highly recommended.

Martine Nouet

85
Nose
Aromatic. With an antique fragrance. Old library. Cloved orange, cedar. Then a mouth-watering pastry note. Dundee cake. But the maltiness is not covered.
Palate
Satin-like. Splendid display of sherry flavours. Dates, candied orange, toasted hazelnuts, sultanas. Suple oakiness.
Finish
Dry, lingering. Raisins, oak.
Comment
Obviously sherried with a perfect integration of malt and wood. Incredibly smooth given the strength. Bring the chocolates, please!
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