Highland Park 21 (47.5% Version)
Added on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 08:44 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 21 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 47.50 % Region: Island
  Price: $99 Availability: Specialty Stores
Available in Travel Retail (a.k.a. Duty Free).  In 2009, a 40% version began to replace this one.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose is equal parts bright fruits and clean smoke. Pinot Grigio. Palate delivers orangey/citrus stuff, good caramel, and that clean, HP trademark smoke. Medium sweet initially, honey-sweet. Gets a little peppery in the finish. Salty tinges linger in my mouth too. I think I prefer it to HP 18, which it shares a lot in common with... but it's like the sweetness got turned down a little bit, and everything else got turned up. This is excellent whisky! 
Ries
 

n: apple sauce (green apple, slight tart, + cinnamon). Wet grass smouldering smoke, oak cabinet, with a lot of wine sweetness. Sea salt and butterscotch with soft citrus zest.

 

t: hard toffee, nice oak, and pine sap from a forest fire. Starts clean and semi-sweet with an oily clove taste and still full of green apples. The middle turns salty and smoky with all-spice and white pepper. This is like liquid Apfelstrudel.  [high B+/A-]

 
Sku
 

Nose: Rasins

 

Palate: Sweet sherry, very light peat, nicely balanced.

 

Finish Sherry

 

Very nice. 

 
Fuji
 
B/B+ 
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