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Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Orkney Islands, SCOTLAND
$175. 00 Bottle
$2100.00 Dozen
ABV: 44.5%
Sixteen year old Wings of the Eagle celebrates Orkney’s wild and windy island climate. Matured in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, the resulting whisky is "spicy and elegant" delivering a combination of flavours "layered as intricately as the feathers of an eagle’s wing". Expect hints of figs, apricot, chocolate, marzipan and nutmeg. 44.5% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... More Viking stuff by dear HP, and I say why not? Even if the pack says that this is ‘spicy and elegant’, which sounds hardly Viking (when seen from France). Colour: gold. Nose: very HP, I would say, starting a wee bit spirity but getting then minerally honeyed and smokingly heathery, while notes of ale, marmalade and custard are roaming the oceans in the background. Trying to get into the Viking spirit too, you know... Mouth: it is, indeed, rather spicy, slightly eau-de-vie-ish (I would have said 10 instead of 16), but good, with raisins and this wee smoky minerality that’s very HP. Touches of strawberry jam and then more marmalade. Finish: medium yet a tad rough, with a little kirsch, or slivovitz, then raisins in chocolate. Comments: some pretty good Highland Park, for once whisky travellers won’t lose their time while transiting through international airports. 84 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com