Highland Park 2008 10 YO Octave, 53 %

Highland Park 2008 10 YO OctaveHere’s another octave cask release from independent bottler Duncan Taylor. The Highland Park 2008 10 YO Octave was distilled in 2008, and matured for 10 years in an unspecified oak cask (cask# 5019976). Then it was finished for six months in an octave cask. It was bottled in 2018 with a total outturn of 79 bottles. Bottled exclusively for Daracha AS for Norway.

The Highland Park 2008 10 YO Octave goes on sale in Norway tomorrow at NOK 1139 (10556001).

Nose: Vanilla and a light oakiness. Mild heather and peat. Malty.

Taste: Medium body. Vanilla and caramel. Oaky sweetness. Medium peatiness. Comes across as fairly young in style.

Finish: Medium to short finish. Remains oaky. Green and herbal. Honey.

Comments: Not sure the octave cask finish made a positive impact. Solid dram though.

Score (83/100)

– Thomas