Monday, November 29, 2010
Day 333 Drink: Highland Park 25 Year Old
Highland Park started making whisky in 1798. The distillery is located in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, the most northern distillery in Scotland. That by itself would make it of interest to Scotch enthusiasts, but the distillery is noteworthy for other things. Highland Park has received many awards for its single malts and it is also a key ingredient in the blend of The Famous Grouse.
Highland Park 25 Year Old Single Malt is a slightly amber gold color and has an oak and mocha nose. The 96 proof whisky is a wonderful combination of honey, spice, smoke and hazelnut. Complex, sweet and smooth, this spirit has a long finish with bits of peat, heather and vanilla that emerge.