Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 Small Batch (59.7%, Cadenheads, Sherry Butt, 426 Bottles, 2014)
- 59.7% ABV,
- £85 for 70cl
- Score: 87/100
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
Caramel, toffee, cereal barley malt, smoky peat
Caramel and caramelised muscovado sugar, savoury woodland honey, maple syrup, oaky wood, fruity, gentle heathery/earthy peat
Long sweet and savoury
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.