Highland Park 18 Year Old

Highland Park

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)

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From the most northerly distillery in the World.
Situated on the island of Orkney to the west of Kirkwall, HIghland Park is the most northerly distillery in the World. It was founded by Magnus Eunson in the late 18th century,  one of many Orcadian smugglers and illicit Whisky producers who rebelled against the heavy excise duties imposed to finance the war with Napoleon. It is said that he used his position as church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. The distillery was licensed in 1826 by Robert Borwick, whose son-in-law, the local Exciseman John Robertson, is generally credited with routing out the smugglers. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to use hard water. Also unusual is the use of traditional floor maltings for germinating the barley, which is then dried over a fire of local aromatic heather peat. This is the source of the heathery smokiness that is characteristic of Highland Park Whiskies. 
The Highland Park 18 Year Old is a peated malt with a deep complexity and flavoursome elegance. The peat notes last throughout the dram and round off with a wonderfully herby note in the finish. The palate is thick with sweet notes that are set off wonderfully against the dull tang of peat smoke and oaky wood from the barrels it is matured in.
Tasting notes

Appearance / Colour
Amber gold
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smoky and rich with a hint of vanilla sweetness
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Vanilla develops into oak wood and becomes slightly spicy, caramel and syrup abound with pungent peat smoke and a dash of floral honey
Long and smoky with a little bit of honey

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Highland Park
  • Bottler
    Highland Park
  • Age
    18 Year Old

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vanilla sweetness
slightly spicy
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Highland Park 18 Year Old
Smoky with plenty of character. Easy drinking, complex, and worth every penny!
One of my all time favorites.
To much pepper
The best
Awesome... Balance of all flavored you can get.
My desert island dram. The best all around single malt pound for pound. I used to buy it by the case when it was $90
Can really taste the Carmel and smokiness in this one. Personally I prefer it with plenty of ice.
Well balanced, soft smoke, mouth watering goodness
Very nice finish
Enjoy this more than Mac18.
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