• 95

Highland Park 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Orkney Islands, SCOTLAND
$250. 00 Bottle
$3000.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%

First released as a UK exclusive in 2003, this is not far off the benchmark 18 year old. 

Tasting note: Pale gold. Superb aromatics initially offer honey and toasted cereals followed by smoldering cedary oak scents. Some fruitiness too. Palate flavours are concentrated with layers of manuka honey, vanilla and spice slowly giving way to toasty malt and peat. Outstanding length and persistence. Long aftertaste of sweet cereals and peat followed by a late manuka honey burst. A stunning dessert whisky. Something akin to what the 12 year old version was like a decade ago. 40%

Other reviews... nosed blind, and at this relatively unusual age, there could be only one distillery: the honey smoked balance and intensity is unique... 92 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010