Highland Park Quercus

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.

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Colour:

Mahogany.

Nose:

Rich fruity notes, strawberry and raisins. There’s also a musty oak note to it and a touch of smoke.

Palate:

Sweet fudge to start, dried fruits from the nose come through next followed by some oak, mild smoke and spice notes.

Finish:

Fruit dies quickly giving way to oak, leather and again that mild smoke.

Notes:

I tried this right after trying Highland Park Magnus which I found weak and bland. This certainly restored my faith in Highland Park’s ability to turn out good quality drams, however its price point at £75 still leaves a little to be desired for me. It was however part of a limited release series of only 1,200 (a small release indeed for HP) that’s now sold out and perhaps £75 isn’t so bad considering the limited number of bottles? Overall though an enoyable dram and the higher abv certainly makes it more appealing.

Taken from Highland Park website:

NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR
(NO ADDITIVES)

Deep russet, clear and bright (average colour tint 37)

FLAVOURS

Rich spices | Dried fruit | Cedar wood | Cinnamon bark | Orange peel | Cocoa | Toasted wood | Light smoke

ABV

48.3%

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