Highland Park 22 Years Old 1992 Sherry Cask (59.6%, Cadenheads, 234 Bottles, 2014)
- Island single malt scotch whisky
- 59.6% ABV
- £96 for 70cl
- Score: 84/100
What they say:
Distilled at Highland Park distillery in 1992, bottled in December 2014, 234 bottle outturn at cask strength of 59.6%
What I say:
Dram No. 4 at the Jolly Toper Christmas Tasting (18th December 2014) was this sheer cask matured Highland Park expression. Matured a full 22 years before bottling at cask strength as part of Wm Cadenhead’s Single Malt range.
Copper amber gold (7/20)
Floral rose and heather, fruity gooseberry and kiwi, malty, island peaty – heather brush fire
Cereal barley malt, salty, fruity, apple, kiwi, pear and gooseberry, orange and grapefruit zest, heather honey and wisps of heathery peat smoke
Medium/long, drying tannins and woody oak, salty and gently peaty
A classic Highland Park expression, perhaps a little light on the Sherry influence for my liking but this allowed some interesting and unusual fruity notes to shine in this dram. The favourite of many in the tasting, though I preferred the Tullibardine preceeding this one.