Highland Park 10yr

Highland Park 10yr

Highland Park 10yr

Mashtun notes:

This whisky was actually a rare find that we discovered at the distillery itself. It’s still available on auction sites though, and at a reasonable price. The standard Highland Park is 12 years old and this is actually quite different, and slightly sweeter and smokier. The nose on this one gave us sweet malt, dark fruits, sherry, rich fudge, and Havana cigars. The palate holds the flavours of the nose but also has butterscotch, cocoa, and maple syrup. The finish is medium in length with smoke, butter, sweet sherry, and chocolate. The colour is a golden bronze and the texture is light and oily. Letting this ram breathe brings out slightly more smoke and an aniseed / liquorice sweetness. We all agreed the whisky didn’t need any water but a few drops won’t drown it.

This is a nice change from the Highland Park 12 and is an extremely well balanced whisky. Having said that; it still manages to retain those Highland Park flavours while bringing sweet smoke and butterscotch to the party. Very nice if you can get it!

Highland Park 10yr

The sherry casks from Spain and peat dried barley help produce a smooth butterscotch taste with sweet peated aromas. This combination ensures the whisky is smooth and well balanced.

 Notes: 40% ABV – 10 years old (export only - Holland) and only produced in half bottles. £20 per half bottle (35cl) at time of tasting.

Highland Park 10yr

Nose:

Sweet malt, light peat, and slight hints of Havana cigars

Palate:

Holds the flavours of the nose but with added butterscotch and cocoa

Finish:

Medium, sweet, light, smoke, and chocolate

Colour:

Light Gold

Texture:

Oily

Air:

Brings out a tiny amount of liquorice on the nose

Water:

Didn’t add any

Overall comments:

A lovely dram from Highland Park that has plenty of sweetness and some light smoke thrown in for good measure. Different from the 12 but a nice change and a surprising offering,

Highland Park 10yr

Nose:

Deep dark fruits, sherry, Turkish delight, gooseberry jam

Palate:

Maple syrup, honey

Finish:

Smoky, buttery aftertaste, quite long

Colour:

Bronze

Texture:

Dense, slightly dry and acidic

Air:

Not a lot

Water:

Didn’t need water, a few drops won’t do it any harm

Overall comments:

This is like a slightly toned-down incarnation of the classic Highland Park flavour balance: smoky, fruity and robust.

Highland Park 10yr

Nose:

Tobacco leaf, smooth and sweet balance of rich fudge and floral notes with a little smoke

Palate:

Nice wee sherry notes that is the most prominent on the palate but it is a light dram

Finish:

Very light with lingering sherry notes

Colour:

Golden

Texture:

Light and oily

Air:

Brings out more smoke

Water:

It’s fine without it

Overall comments:

A very nice well balanced sherry cask whisky!

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