Highland Park 1983 (La Maison Du Whisky)
Added on Saturday, Jun 28, 2008 at 03:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1983 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: $315 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Cask 1094
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Sweet nectar, marshmallow candy, solvent, hint of sulfur
P: Rich and spicy, unique organic sweetness, like honeycomb or fruit extract...
F:  Medium length.
An interesting single cask HP, but many better ones in this price range. 
Sherry nose.  Taste has a sharp bite (too much so almost), and the finish is short lived.  Metallic taste overall.  Discovered more complexity with the right amount of water.  Much better whiskey than I initially thought after the first glass. 

Sharp and spicy with a short finish.  Much better the second time around. 

Sherry is most notable in cask-strength richness.  Very slight smoke pokes through in the finish, which is medium-length. 
Starts like a Highland Park with the complex nose, malt and smoke.  Finishes like Mortlach with some sap and bitter flavors, but not as long.   
Darker and much more stout than many HPs I have had.  Loads of perfumes and floral notes on lilacs, heather and hay.  Dark chocolate bitterness and blackcurrants along with some real cereal/bready goodness.  I liked this alot and the finish was much longer than usual with these single cask HPs. 
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