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Highland Park The Dark 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 750ml Bottle

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Highland Park
The Dark 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
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The Dark 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Limited edition of 28000, matured in sherry casks, giving it aromas of dried fruits, nuts and herbs that deny into the palate, where they are joined by distinctive notes of smoky peat. The Dark is a 17 year old single malt which has been drawn from European oak Sherry-seasoned casks. A fantastic example of how blending Sherried richness with elegant smoky elements can work spectacularly.
Beverage type:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alcohol Level:
52.9%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Tastes like:
Chocolate
Raisins
Sweet
Cinnamon
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About the brand
With a history dating back over 200 years, Orkney-based Highland Park is one of the most respected single malts in the world. The distillery works to the same exacting and with the same methods as it has had since its birth in 1798. The distillery found its feet fully in the 1870s, when it fell under the ownership of first William Stuart [who owned Miltonduff] and then from 1885 with his business partner James Grant (previously the manager of The Glenlivet) who took full control in 1895. Highland Distillers (who had shares in R&B) took full control in 1937 and Highland Park is now part of the Edrington Group. Highland Park is one of only a handful of distilleries that still retains a traditional malting floor, working each batch of malt by hand, in what is an extremely labor intensive process. To malt their barley, it is steeped it in the mineral rich water from the Crantit spring, before transferred to the malting floor to slowly germinate. When it is ready, the barley is then placed in kilns where the aromatic peating process begins. Highland Park’s bourbon barrels are not routinely filled. Traditional oak casks seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry are used; which the distillery claims help contribute to the “distinctive richness” in the resulting spirit. The whisky then goes through a process called Harmonisation. Distillers often see this practice as an unnecessary expense, yet Highland Park consider it an essential part of their traditional process. Each individual batch of whisky is drawn together from a variety of cask types, contributing an array of flavours. This harmonisation takes up to six months and gives the whisky improved consistency, complexity and balance. However, ‘unnecessary’ the traditional processes and additional harmonisation may seem, the resulting whisky appears to gain great benefit. Highland Park has been named ‘The Best Spirit in the World’ no less than three times, and has also gained the accolades of: World’s Best Single Malt for its 21 years old and the Ultimate Spirit in 2013 for the 25 year old.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Ratings & Reviews (20)
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Theresa Ou
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Nose - (w/o water) Light smoke white wine like pleasantness dull stone natural product syrup (w/water) Opens up a lot progressively dim cocoa nibs come out blends in with a dim sweet sherry trace of cowhide Taste - (w/o water) Sweet white pepper shiver light orange pizzazz light smoke sweet gently severe dim stone organic products tannic/unpleasant dim chocolate (w/water) Shiver is gone light orange get-up-and-go drying dim cocoa nibs less sweet dim stone natural products smoke is nearly gone. Finish - (w/o water) Waiting warmth light fruity tannic unpleasant singed citrus essence harsh drying severe dim cocoa nibs (w/water) All the more rapidly blurring fruity unpleasant orange/cherry/dull chocolate cocoa nib severe light smoke re-shows up at the extremely end. Score - 81/100 Last Musings - I didn't have a clue what's in store with this one however I was expecting more character out of this one. I got decent traces of sweet dull stone natural products on the button however it was very quieted. Some water opened up the nose pleasantly. When it hit the sense of taste it was somewhat hot the commanding flavor profile was this daintily sweet however very drying and tannic dim cocoa nib flavor that was a piece diverting from the sweet dull stone natural products I was anticipating. Fortunately I do appreciate dim cocoa nibs yet I wouldn't envision that ought to be the ruling flavor. By and large it was delectable however just not very even. Would I drink it whenever advertised? - Yes Would I explicitly arrange it? - No Would I purchase a container? - No
Posted on Jul 18th, 2020
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Rodney Dufour
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Exceptionally peaty rendition of good country park 18
Posted on Jul 17th, 2020
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Darrell Savoie
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Astounding great shocking a flat out magnum opus. An outright should have scotch. Good country Park completely took it out of the recreation center with this jewel.
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
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Helen Mane
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Nose: apple figs sherry chocolate gritty peat (not all that sodden) elastic nectar vanilla slight nuttiness. Taste: something a little skunky hearty peat elastic inconspicuous pleasantness. Finish: gritty medium length. 87/100
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2020
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Amy Ivanov
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A treat both outwardly and tasting however orders a significant expense tag. Is it justified despite all the trouble? That is up to you and your financial balance. On the off chance that you chance upon a container during the zombiepocalypse make room in your endurance unit for it. smells a piece chocolate and smoky tastes like macadamia nuts chocolate and a pleasant smoky completion heat was nearly non existent smooth
Posted on Jun 13th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Cinnamon sticks, pine and ginger, with layers of chocolate-chip cookie dough and fruitcake bringing sweetness.
Taste
Plump raisins and roasted coffee beans, with light wisps of heather-y smoke appearing later on.
Finish
Mint chocolate ice cream, prunes, almonds and forest floor richness.
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