Highland Park 10 YO, 40 %

Highland Park 10 YOA few weeks back I visited Orkney for the very first time. I doubt it will be my last time. My husband and I visited both Highland Park Distillery and Scapa distillery.

I tasted the Highland Park 10 YO on Orkney and I definitely wanted to buy a bottle to take home.

Highland Park 10 YO is available in 35 cl bottles. Quite practical if you want to buy many different whiskies instead of a few big bottles. The 10 YO has matured in American oak sherry casks, a mix of first-filled and refilled casks.

Unfortunately it is not available in Norway or Sweden. It is only available in Danmark, Holland, Germany and UK. In Canada it comes as a 75 cl.

Nose (21/25): Warm and smooth. There are definitely vanilla notes here and some mild malty and oaky notes. I can also smell gentle sherry influence with plums and apricots.

Taste (21/25): Warm and rich. Plums and apricots in a spicy sauce.

Finish (21/25): A warm and spicy finish – and complex. It starts off with a lot of spices, especially ginger and pepper. Then there is burnt caramel, and it turns a bit dry.  The dryness disappears and it becomes sugary. In the very end there are a hint of camphor.

Balance (21/25): A plain and easy drinking whisky.

Score (84/100)

– Tone




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