- Nick's Import
Highland Park Dragon Legend Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Other reviews... More peat and more sherry in this one, apparently, but also more unlikely legends and stories, in this very case a fight between a dragon, Fafnir, and a Viking warrior, Sigurd. You'll have noticed that it wasn't bottled at 43%, rather at 43.1%, which does leave us all speechless. It had been bottled quite some years ago but I had never tried it. Colour: gold. Nose: a little metallic and teaish, and certainly pretty leafy. Some damp earth and touches of black olives, while the sherry had been, indeed, very leafy. Touches of green plums as well and the faintest soapiness. Some toffee after five minutes, while it would rather improve, globally. Mouth: peaty indeed, salty, then spicy. Ginger cake, some dried dates, muscovado sugar, then lemon marmalade, while that peatiness would fade away. Echoes of Oban. Finish: medium, leafier again. Cherry stem tea, a little leather, a little olive brine (black olives). Comments: I do enjoy HP ex-refill HHD, or bourbon, much better, naturally, but I find this pretty good as well. So, who won, the Viking or the dragon?
83 points - whiskyfun.com