Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Highland Park 12 year

Photobucket  I have been looking forward to tasting the 12 year Highland Park single-malt since I brought her home. Ironically, my first Highland Park was the 15 year but that was long ago. A revisit is in order but seeing as the 12 year expression is a timeless classic, I can't imagine a better first for A Dram A Day, chosen especially by my lovely.
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)

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