A single cask bottling of Highland Park from 'The Ambassadors Cask' series, this first edition has been selected by Gerry Tosh, Highland Park's first Ambassador. The whisky was distilled in 1984 and aged for 21 years before bottling in 2005.
Colour: amber. Nose: quite powerful, starting on notes of cooked apples and lots of latex. Quite some peat, mastic, Greek retsina wine, very unusual. Develops on cooked strawberries and very ripe oranges, pecan pie, and gets then quite meaty after a few minutes. Very assertive. Mouth: really powerful and sweet, with quite some peat and latex again, hints of violet sweets, lots of roasted nuts, with something a little ‘antiquated’. Goes on with caramel-topped fruits and marzipan… It’s almost rough considering its age, in fact, but gets rounder with time, with quite some honey and black nougats. Gets also more and more liquoricy and sort of cleaner, the rubber having now vanished… and also herbal (earl grey tea, flvoured with that small kind of orange called bergamot). A long and creamy finish on liquorice and nougat again… Very good! 90 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||56.1%/ 70cl|