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Highland Park 16 yr

Posted by Bill Gorham on August 27, 2010 at 10:14 PM

From The Scotch Blog

By Ryan on August 16, 2010 9:13 PM


On my way to North Carolina, I discovered this sweet liquid in the Toronto International Airport Duty Free Shop. Matured in old bourbon and married in oloroso sherry casks, Highland Park created this expression strictly for the "global travel retail market."

 

Had I known at this little tidbit at the time I would've picked up an extra bottle! 

Regrettably, the 1 litre bottle lasted me about a week and if you're fortunate enough to find it during your travels: buy two and squirrel one away.

 


Nose: Citrus peel, cereal, hints of smoke.

 


Palate: Soft and almost creamy mouthfeel flavoured by honey-sweetened malty cereal and tingling citrus with smoke arriving just before the finish.

 


Finish: Delicate smoke and peat are wrapped in a long-lasting, sweet and mouth-filling sherry finish.

 


Overall: Pleasantly light, well-balanced and smooth this whisky did me wonders on the veranda at Holden Beach, North Carolina, this past week. Terrific with pecan pie, this "Island-infused" dram kept me company on long walks on the beach at night and, of course, it is best enjoyed with a tiny splash of water to really bring out the aromas.  

 


Highland Park discontinued the 16 yr in April of this year, so if the notes above pique your interest, act fast.

 


Categories: Scotches, Single Malts

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