Highland Park 28 yo 1989/2017
Highland Park 28 yo 1989/2017 (45.8%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 192 bottles) Five stars
More bourbon, what could go wrong? Colour: straw. Nose: so plainly and utterly similar! Just a tad rounder, perhaps a tad more buttery, and probably with a little more vanilla. The rest is almost identical, aroma for aroma. And guess what, we shan’t complain… Mouth: this time it’s more blade-y, sharper, cleaner, and tenser than the official. More lemon, smoke, smoked tea, brine, light wax, passion fruits, Ricola… It’s all just splendidly zesty and bright. Finish: long, well-chiselled, zesty and coastal, coated with tangerine jelly. Comments: I never quite manage to resist this kind of profile. A perfect natural old HP, just out this month. I know what I’d do… SGP:552 - 90 points.