Highland Journey Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Undisclosed
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butter
  • custard
  • apricot
  • sweet
  • lemon
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • marzipan
  • apple

Highland Journey

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 46.2%)
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Character Goatson
A lovely and aromatic Blended Malt pulled from the enviable cellars of Hunter Laing.

Hunter Laing & Company is one of those old-time independent bottlers with a serious knack for finding rare casks of Whisky and issuing special, limited release bottlings that preserve all that character. That what they do and they do it really well. They have issued a few custom blends, but they specialize in rare Single Malts from their vast collection. But just this year they opened their own distillery — Ardnahoe on the the island of Islay — and we expect great things to come.

Highland Journey is blended from some of the finest distilleries in the Highlands and aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. As with any secret formula, the full list of participated Single Malts is a closely held secret. But the representative names Blair Athol, Clynelish, and Glen Garioch are casually dropped into the conversation as we review the dram. We all agree, however, that this is a lovely dram indeed. Aromatic, sweet and fruity on the front, and creamy on the finish.

Smartass corner:
The naming designation laws in the UK changed a bit in 2009, so let’s review. “Single Malt” is made from water and malted barley at a single distillery. “Single Grain” is made from water, malted barley, and any number of other grains at a single distillery. “Blended Malt” is a combination of Single Malts, and “Blend Grain” is a combination of Single Grains. “Blended Scotch” is any combination of the others. All must be aged a minimum of three years.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Undisclosed
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 46.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are lively with notes of fresh-baked bread, Highland florals, toffee apples, and fudge.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich, buttery, and sweet with custard, apricot, lemon muffins, and spice on the back palate.

Finish
The finish is medium length with a lingering note of marzipan.
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  • butter
  • custard
  • apricot
  • sweet
  • lemon
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • marzipan
  • apple
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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