Very nice box with black glossy bottle.
Intense tropical fruit flavors in the glass, along with some peach, cantaloupe, caramel, sweeter chocolate, burnt wood and more.
The taste is based on fruit and caramel, coupled with the most characteristic honey-flavored smoke from Highland park, the alcohol content plays a very good role here, the body is very strong, and the taste is plump and round.
The Finish is medium to long, still fruity, caramelized and sweetly smoky.
The total taste is 86 points, which is obviously better than that of 12yo (but I think it is simply the difference in the concentration of abv in the bottle, and there should be no big difference in the ageing years), but compared with the performance of 18yo, it is still a little far behind.
At its price, two bottles of 12yo can be bought in my area, and while it's worth it for its performance, I'd rather just add some money to buy 18yo for a better experience.
Personally keep a bottle as a display collection, because the outer box is very beautiful.
The taste score is 87 points, and the price does not affect the score.