Highland Park originates from the island of Orkney, and is nearby the Scapa Distillery. The distillery was founded in 1798, and its name refers not to the region the Highlands, but to the specific area “High Park” that the distillery was founded on. Highland Park was first available as a bottled single malt from the distillery in the 1970s, having been release primarily in blends before then.
Highland Park 18 was tasted at Meeting No. 9 on February 28, 2013. Out of 5, we rated it very highly at 3.92. Highland Park 18 ranks 5th overall in Scotch. Costing $100, this spirit is on the pricier side, but well worth the money.
Essences of Highland Park 25 - sugary sherry and smokey harmony. Not as cigar worthy as the 25 but delicious. Smells like apricot or candied fruit.
First smell, hints of raisin. Similar characteristics to the 25 year. Very smooth and sweet. Drop of water makes flavor more dynamic, stand out.
Deeper, somewhat portish flavor. One drop of water - significant smoothness factor. Caramel & coffee notes.
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