Highland Park Orkney Islands Single Malt Scotch 15yearold 2006

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Beverage Testing Institute Review Rated 96 Medium amber color. Floral aromas of toffee, peppery spice, and lightly smoky peat. A round entry leads to a dryish full-bodied palate with heather, iodine, toffee, and spice flavors. Finishes with a long peat and toffee fade. Excellent complexity and depth of flavor. Superb!(tastings.com) Color: Full golden, clear and brightNose: Aromatic smokiness with a hint of camphorPalate: Rich, initially sweet developing into a dry smokinessFinish: Rich, long medium sweet then medium dry Tasting Notes Highland Park 15 Year Old has a remarkably complex nose with notes of camphor, peat and citrus fruits and flowers. The drying sensation on the finish leaves a rich smokey feeling and the immediate desire to refill your glass.

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Highland Park:
Highland Park is a Scotland’s most northerly single malt whisky distillery, located on Orkney Island. It’s a lightly peated malt, characterized by rich, rounded flavors of heather, golden apples, vanilla and sweet tobacco smoke. After “unofficial” production by Magnus Eunson in the 1790s, Highland Distillers became an established brand in the early 19th century, founde... Read more
Highland Park is a Scotland’s most northerly single malt whisky distillery, located on Orkney Island. It’s a lightly peated malt, characterized by rich, rounded flavors of heather, golden apples, vanilla and sweet tobacco smoke. After “unofficial” production by Magnus Eunson in the 1790s, Highland Distillers became an established brand in the early 19th century, founded by Robert Borwick and John Robertson. This is around the same time that King George IV gave Scotch royal approval and the Excise Act cut production taxes for commercial distilleries, making room for category expansion. However, Highland Distillers really came into its own in 1876 when it was bought by William Stuart and James Mackay. Not only did the malt begin to achieve class status, but blenders such as Chivas and Dewars were purchasing it to enrich their products. Demand steadily increased through the 1950s after a stoppage during World War II and various changings of hands. In 1970, Highland Distillers, bought Famous Grouse for which Highland contributes their malt. In 1979, Highland Distillers released their proprietary 12 year old single malt as Highland Park. This was an instant classic, perhaps only trumped by their 18 year, both of which consistently receive high accolades from whisky aficionados. Today, Highland Park continues to produce the core age expressions as well as special releases and vintages.  Read less

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3.50 5
06/02/2010

Smokey and slightly sweet, almost like a slab of applewood smoked bacon. There's still a little bit of the burn of youth on this one, but it's got great citrus notes.


External Reviews for Highland Park Orkney Islands Single Malt Scotch 15yearold

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Vintage: NV 10/06/2009

strength: 43 no further case discount


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Vintage: NV 10/06/2009

strength: 53.5 no further case discount


External Review
Vintage: NV 10/06/2009

Highland Park 18 Year Old is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the world-class reputation already enjoyed by the 12 Year Old added to which the rich mature oak makes a truly smooth and satisfying malt.



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Beverage Testing Institute Review Rated 96 Medium amber color. Floral aromas of toffee, peppery spice, and lightly smoky peat. A round entry leads to a dryish full-bodied palate with heather, iodine, toffee, and spice flavors. Finishes with a long peat and toffee fade. Excellent complexity and depth of flavor. Superb!(tastings.com) Color: Full golden, clear and brightNose: Aromatic smokiness with a hint of camphorPalate: Rich, initially sweet developing into a dry smokinessFinish: Rich, long medium sweet then medium dry Tasting Notes Highland Park 15 Year Old has a remarkably complex nose with notes of camphor, peat and citrus fruits and flowers. The drying sensation on the finish leaves a rich smokey feeling and the immediate desire to refill your glass.

Dietary Information: Kosher


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