Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 – Small Batch ~ 59.7% (Wm Cadenhead)

59.7% ABV, £85 for 70cl

Score: 87/100

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What they say:

Highland Park 22yo 1992 – 2014 Sherry butt 426 bottles 59.7% Cadenheads old sherried HP sauce, what’s not to like?

What I say:

Dram # 4 from the Jolly Toper P/O/U/R/S tasting held on 11th September 2014

Colour:

Full gold

Nose:

Caramel, toffee, cereal barley malt, smoky peat

Taste:

Caramel and caramelised muscovado sugar, savoury woodland honey, maple syrup, oaky wood, fruity, gentle heathery/earthy peat

Finish:

Long sweet and savoury

Overall:

An interesting expression from Highland Park Distillery, a lightly active refill sherry butt and a decent age have mellowed the often fierce and fiery nature of HP and produced something savoury, sweet and a little spicy (or HP Sauce as Mark put it). I have an inkling this would go perfectly well with bacon! Definitely a breakfast dram, and a very enjoyable one at that.