My bottle is an older bottling in the sense that it is the old round bottle design; the new bottle design is more of an oval shape and the label has a sleek new modern appearance. To clarify though, single-malts do not change/mature once bottled, but the stock mine came from may be different than the stock a new bottle of 12 year came from. Maybe.
Either way, a classy and classic single, I'd recommend Highland Park for both the novice and the aficionado alike.
Color: golds and coppers.
Nose: honeyed heather. forceful and big. embers and cinders, still glowing. orange marmalade. pepper. cinnamon apples. marzipan.
Body: decent tears. mouthcoating. sweet and sticky in the middle. lasting.
Palate: honeycomb. spice in the back. red hot woods and glowing embers. sticky orange marmalade. straw and dry grass in the back. heather. spice tickles. marzipan. apple cobbler.
Finish: long and sticky. honeycomb. flambeed orange marmalade.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)