Highland Park Distillery
I like the richness but lacks the balance, roundness and complexity of a great Highland Park.
12 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Nose: Fresh toast, spread with Nutella.
Palate: Firm, smooth. Sweet, sherryish. Juicy oak. Salt.
Finish: Salt. Wind-blown heather.
Comment: I like the richness but lacks the balance, roundness and complexity of a great Highland Park.
Nose: Lashings of sweet honey and nectar and some drier heather and oak. Sublime.
Palate: Rich in toffee apples, melt-in-the-mouth malt.
Finish: Long, Slightly waxy but big oak pressure.
Comment: One of the least smoky renditions you are likely to find, compensated by the honey presence.
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