Tasting Notes: Sweet Peat, Ripe Apple, Smoke
The first proprietary bottling of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky was as a 12 year old in 1979. It remains the core expression of the Highland Park range and is a smooth, balanced single malt, with a rich full flavour and a gentle smokey finish. A product of the northernmost distillery in Scotland, renowned for its consistently excellent whiskies. Noted spirits expert Michael Jackson described Highland Park as "The greatest all-rounder among whiskies, because it combines so many elements: maltiness, smokiness, heather-honey notes and sherry character, in a rich, rounded whole." Aromas of sweet peat, heather, smoke and ripe apple lead into satisfyingly malty flavors of honey, heather, pineapple, pear, and smoky peat.