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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Highland Park 1970, 4.73 Tasting notes and reviews

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Highland Park 1970, 4.73

Brand
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression
Highland Park 1970, 4.73
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
52.50%
Vintage
1970
Produced at
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Scotland) ~ Highland Park Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.smws.com
Availability
Exclusive to SMWS members

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Oaky. Smoky, earthy, salty.
Palate
Big layered. Sooty, oily.
Finish
More peat. Almost abrasive.
Comment
Not as sophisticated as the distillery bottlings, but robustly salty, earthy and peaty. Good characteristics, but in this bottling they mask the maltiness and sherry character. I wonder whether all island whiskies once tasted like this?

Jim Murray

92
Nose
Voluptuous and bulging at the sporran with the richest, ripest sherry you will find.
Palate
Enormous dexterity: despite the massive sherry start there are many layers of malt.
Finish
Almost endless with further honey-peat riches hanging on to the silky malt-sherry body.
Comment
Looking for a 30 Years Old sherry cask malt that is just about blemish free and boasting a mind boggling complexity? I've found one here...
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