Highland Park Thor
Added on Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 08:53 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.10 % Region: Island
  Price: $150 Availability: Overseas Wide
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Very light and firmly toward the estery end of the scale. Light white wine, some white grape juice. Light pears, green grapes, green apples. Very light and faint peat that has a faintly oily quality. Develops a little more honey and maltiness but they're very faint - it's dominated by the esters. I'm reminded of a faint fresh-painted-room smell as well, but it's almost more of a subliminal suggestion. 


P: Medium mouthfeel - lightly oily, some reasonable maltiness and some light cinnamon tingle. Light fruits - mostly melons. Cantaloupe provides early body and is balanced by some lighter honeydew. Some of the pears from the nose are there and a little white pepper gives some spice. 


F: White pepper early, drying out. Very faint peat hangs out in the background acting more like a top note. Nice bit of heat.


It's light and fruity but the peat is gently insistent. I'd like something to ground it a bit more but it's nice enough. I don't know why you'd call this Thor though; it doesn't seem like a hammer wielding norse god.


Also, the boat that this thing is packaged in is utterly ridiculous. 



n: So faint I couldn't think of words for it.  So I won't.


p:  Salty - that note kept coming to mind, not because it's overly salty, but because it's just more pronounced than the other flavors.  Unsweetened butterscotch.


I know I liked it but I forgot about it pretty fast.  Perhaps that's why it had to have the silly accoutrements.


Retaste 3/12/13

n: Lemony brine


p: hot.  lemon and used socks (not terribly bad ones).  Water only softens the palate and confirms that there is little going on here.



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