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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Highland Park 21 yo (1991/2012), Directors Cut, 53,6 %

Review #321
From Douglas Laing comes this 21 year old Highland Park matured in a refill Sherry butt. It has cask number DL 9200 and only 285 bottles were made. It is very sharp on the nose, but even if you give it time in the glass to open, not much happens. Some salty caramel and marzipan sweetness.

Very warm on the palate. The real Island character is in full effect here. Salty, nutty, vanilla and caramel sweetness. Salted caramel again. The finish is warm, long and lies in the mouth like a cover. Some farmer notes comes forward here, like grass and hay, and it actually works very well.

A different Highland Park, yet very classic! Hard to describe, without tasting it. If you give it some water, some citrusy notes appear, and that really suits this cask strength whisky. I will rate this 87/100 (21/22/22/22).

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