Rich, complex, elegant and silky-smooth, with dried fruit, honey, vanilla, almonds and smoke, a long, full finish, a touch of spice and well-balanced alcohol.
Clean and lush with caramel, honey and citrus peel, and a touch of nuttiness and cocoa-covered butterscotch candies.
Delicate and easy-drinking, with honey, ginger, citrus and almonds; lovely texture, finishing long with vanilla, spice and citrus. Enough character for the seasoned scotch drinker, but approachable enough for the novice.
Elegant and warm with an underlying dried-fruit sweetness, orange peel, chocolate, and nutty flavours, a sleek, viscous mouthfeel, hint of spice and long, lingering finish. Great match with chocolate-covered orange segments.
Highland Park is arguably the most balanced of all Single Malts. Nose reveals subtle peated malt combined with floral and spicy overtones. Mouth-filling flavours convey a wide spectrum of fruit, malt, spice, refined peat smoke and an elusive herbal mineral note on the finish.
Aged in a combination of American and Spanish sherry casks, the nose here is more mellow than the 12, with a subtle interplay of citrus, cinnamon spice, honeyed floral and fine malty notes. Richly powerful expression in the mouth conveys sweet dried fruit with a trace of vanilla. Very complex finish shows lightly smoky dry oak with a lingering spicy/floral counterpoint.
Sometimes older is better, as is the case with this impressive 25 Year Old from Bowmore. Complex aromatics of sea spray, balanced peatiness, a hint of malted barley, honey and a whiff of that right-before-a-thunderstorm ozone. Rich and luxurious on the palate with toasted nuts, a hint of smoke and some toffee notes. The finish seems to go on forever (seriously, after 15 minutes it was still there).