One of two distilleries on the Orkney Islands (the other is the much underrated Scapa), Highland Park is often referred to as the great all-rounder on account of its ability to tick all the boxes without ever overdoing any of them. Heather honey is the oft-quoted signature taste of its malts and once you’ve tasted it, it’s not difficult to spot malt from this distillery. Highland Park produces a large and continually expanding range of expressions including a number of special duty free expressions. This 18 year old was voted the world’s best malt soon after its launch so this is your chance to see what all the fuss is about.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Hot butter and honey. Salty, sweet and spicy. Light peat. Malted milk biscuits. Fruit pastilles. Stunning!
Palate: Aromatic and spicy, then vanilla and heather, followed by a dusky soft maltiness, finishing with more honey and light spice.
Retails for around £100+