Highland Park 1985 D&M Aficionados
Added on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 09:48 PM
  Bottler: Lorne Mackillop
  Age: 22 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islands
  Price: $120 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled February 1985          Cask no. 369
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is full of bright fruity stuff, lavender, honey, and wood shavings. And of course, smoke, though not massively so.  Inviting. The palate delivers initially semi-dry smoke, then honey-sweetness (call it moderately sweet).  It's tart in the mouth, kinda oily.  Fruit kicks in strongly after a moment.  In the very long finish, the fruit fades leaving smoke and light spice, and something grassy.  The smoke wisps linger longest, along with some chewy-ness.  Nothing unusual to report here, but I do like this a lot.  A nice Highland Park, pretty characteristic and representative of the house style.  Peated enough to please without being overly so, and to that end it's quite enjoyable and drinkable.  B/B+ 

N: Something intersting and volitile in the nose, like camphor or mentholyptus, a little smoke.
P: Strong on smoke with some bacon, very dry and evaporative.
F: Smoke and melon, a tinge of sulfur.
An unusual HP, lacks the sweet and heather components.

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