Highland Park 12

This will be another quick review of a benchmark Scotch. It doesn’t need many words because that would seem inappropriate for such a simple, elegant dram.

Nose: Cereals, honey, slight musty with some citrus note.  Sometimes sulphury eggy notes, but they’re rare.

Palate: Nicely thick, slightly oily. Chewy. Peppery, salted toffee, sweet with slight peatiness and smoke–a very pleasant highland with islay and spey notes.

Finish: Medium long. Light smoke. Cool.

Grade: B-

Again, another Scotch that I can’t fault for it’s dangerously low ABV (43%). It’s flavourful and chewy–one of the chewiest scotches I’ve ever encountered–and I love it. It doesn’t do anything superbly, but it seems to do almost everything either average or above average. I’d say it’s right on the bubble of B-/B. A classic that is an affordable staple for any Scotch fan.

P.S: I have since replaced the Dun Bheagan 8 with the Highland Park 12 as my office bottle of scotch, and I couldn’t be happier.

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