Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Celtic Heartlands HP finished

So sad that this is now gone - Jim McEwan (Murray McDavid's master) created the Celtic Heartlands series. This was the 1967 Highland Park - 35 yr old @40.1% from American Oak cask.

Tasting Notes


Michael Jackson

Nose
Flapjack, warm from the oven. Cooked morello cherries.
Palate
Sweetly smoky. Flavours well integrated and contained. Slow, disciplined, development.
Finish
Firm, powerful, straight-ahead. Rounded with a suggestion of mint toffee.
Comment
The more heavily-sherried expressions of Highland Park seem more open in displaying their charms.


Dave Broom

Nose
Full and rich. Dry grass, light peat, lanolin. Touch of perfume, (heather bells) fudge, kumquat. Fine-framed oak.
Palate
Excellent weight. More fruity than nose suggests with good balance between firm oak and sweet, butter tablet mid-palate. Complex.
Finish
Fragrant smoke.
Comment
A beauty-but what else would you expect from HP?

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