unfortunately as good as untraceable Highland Park. Big thanks to The Green Man
for the sample!
Sherry and peat –
even Orkney peat – remains a difficult, but often great combination. The nose
of this HP is dominated by dark fruit (plums, raisins and dades), dark
chocolate, nut oil and chewing tobacco, upholstered with candied orange rind
and woodsmoke. Nicely spiced as well. Aniseed, saffron and a hint of cinnamon.
I get the feeling I am nosing this in a cow sty. Nice, nice, nice!
With this ABV, it
comes as no surprise that it gives you a kick in the teeth. The saliva glands
go into overdrive to compensate. That gives you wonderful notes of chocolate,
nuts, blood oranges, cinnamon, liquorice and even some roast beef. But above
all chewing tobacco. A salty and peaty edge reminds you that this is in fact
The finish is long
enough to make you dream about your next trip to Scotland and how you then must
truly visit this distillery.