HIGHLAND PARK 1989 Over 25 Years 6th Edition 43,4%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands-orkney, 70cl, Ref: 52139
From the very first moment you nose this whisky, you know you’re dealing with a truly majestic Highland Park. The notes of cut hay, yellow fruit, heather, beeswax, spices, smoke, heady florals and citrus fruit expressed on the nose; and the succulent honeys, black fruit, agave, coconut, lily, chillies and dried fruit found on the palate reveal a rich and complex palette of aromas and flavours, whose ability to transport and deeply move the taster is not the least of its achievements. Furthermore, it moves from one register to another with the ease of a true masterpiece.
Profile: fresh, the nose is herbaceous, fruity (melon) and floral (heather). It then becomes waxy, spicy and slightly smoky. Notes of wallflower. The palate is deliciously honeyed and floral. It then takes us into the countryside, over a moor covered with heather. A handful of black fruit (cherry, blueberry) joins the scene.
Single Cask no. 10526 – Hogshead
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- Appearance : pale gold.
- Nose : fresh, complex. The very first nosing is herbaceous (cut hay), fruity (canary melon) and floral (heather). It then moves into more mature (beeswax, leather), spicy (root ginger) and very lightly smoky notes (Havana cigar, twigs). Ethereal and confident, its floral character becomes more developed (lilac, wallflower). With elegance, it lingers with notes of citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit).
- Palate : refined, distinguished. Deliciously honeyed (acacia), the attack on the palate is floral (lily, lily of the valley) and green (fresh grass). The mid-palate takes us to a moor covered in flowering heather, while some black fruits (cherry, blueberry) highlight its deeply fruity character. Notes of agave and coconut lead into a finish that promises to be heady.
- Overall : delicate, subtle, nuanced, and, as expected, heady (lily, iris, carnation) and even hot (Cayenne pepper). It then lingers with rich, dessert notes of nougat, praline and date. The retro-nasal olfaction is a gentle wisp of peaty heather. The empty glass is herbaceous (vegetal), floral (freesia), honeyed (lavender) and malty.
- The brand
Highland Park owes its special character to two elements that are essential to the production of whisky: people and peat. The latter, used for the barley it malts on site, comes directly from its own peat bogs, which are composed almost exclusively of Calluna heather and its roots. When it comes to people, Highland Park is so proud of its roots that it was the last distillery, a century ago, to still use endemic Scottish barley for the production of its whisky. It even experimented with maturation in Scottish oak casks. Luckily that experiment was abandoned when they proved to be too resinous. Find out more
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