On further investigation good reliable Serge does a review on likely the full bottle edition of this mini (in 2008), which is not in whiskybase... So perhaps I’m wrong on the vintage, but it’s late 50’s, early 60s distillate for sure.
Highland Park 22 yo (80 Proof, Cadenhead’s, dumpy black label, early 1980's) Colour: full gold. Nose: extraordinary at first nosing, all on that famous heather honey and then blood oranges, tangerines, mangos and passion fruits. Something of an old Bowmore from the 1960’s if you see what I mean, only a bit wilder. Whiffs of peat smoke, camphor, mint and eucalyptus. This one has everything. Exceptional nose. Mouth: all in the same vein, taking off smoothly but getting big, candied, citrusy (orange and lemon marmalades). Fructose, ripe kiwi, ginger, honey, peat… Maybe less complex than other old HP’s but this one’s compactness is superb. Finish: long, getting smoother again in spite of a burst of spearmint and green apples. Comments: ‘s wonderful. As classic and entertaining as, say Ella Fitzgerald’s best gigs (say, with Count Basie, around 1979.) SGP:743 – 92 points.