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Old Malt Cask Highland Park 10 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Malt Cask Highland Park 10 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Highland Park 10 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Highland Park Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Fragrant smoke and polished oak.
Palate
Rich. Hugely voluptuous sherry. Golden Syrup.
Finish
Some spicy esters emerging. Soothing. Warming.
Comment
Utterly delicious, but the sherry masks the peat and salt.

Jim Murray

75
Nose
A surprisingly oaky start for a young Highland Park; spicy and subdued peat as well. Lacks the usual distillery balance.
Palate
Massively spicy start, though once the big honey-peat middle kicks in, this soon fades. Some sherry fruitiness makes itself evident, but succeeds only in flattening the palate.
Finish
Quite long and peaty but otherwise featureless.
Comment
Only the fabulous honey-peat core saves this from being something of a disappointment. I have always felt the Highland Park is a malt that suffers at the hands of a sherry cask and this sample, while having one or two fabulous moments, rather proves the point.
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