Highland Park 12

Highland Park 12

Paid: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Highland Park / Edrington Group

Region: Orkney Island

43% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Burnished Yellow

Nose: Yeasty malted barley, gentle smoke (extra lite peat), cedar wood, and a slight citrus and sherry fruit.

Taste: Starts out fruity with cherry, raisin and lemon being at the forefront. Smoke builds into a briny taste with just a bit of Sulphur, a bit of oak.

Finish: Medium, of slight warmth. Fruity with bits of barley and honey. Yeasty ginger.

Thoughts: On the malt map I would put this right in the center. It seems to do a little bit of everything. I enjoyed the mix of flavors and if you are looking to branch out into different styles of scotch, HP 12 would be a good center ground.

Score: 85 out of 100

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