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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Great little HP
A wonderful bottle of Highland Park just opened. It was bottled for Cadenhead's new range of non-chillfiltered whiskies - just pure unadulterated whisky. This 17yr old is aged in oak cask is fatter and thicker than most older Highland Parks and really stands out from the distillery versions as heavier on the bourbon and lighter on the sherry. Right off the bat you get sweet cereal notes on the entry followed by a waxy and oily component. Classic HP faint hint of smoke comes through on the mid palate, and then the flavors really mold together to finish on a high note. Opens up nice with water too. Really great value - can be had for 80 bucks.