First released in 1997, Highland Park immediately found favour with whisky writers and enthusiasts all over the world. It is a perfectly balanced single malt with a toffee sweetness and a mouthwateringly smokey finish.
It was awarded the ultimate accolade in 2005 and again in 2009, when US spirits writer F. Paul Pacult named it "Best Spirit in the World". He states; "After 25 years' experience, it fits my profile of what makes a perfect whisky, which is to say it's totally in harmony, there are no rough edges and everything is melded together brilliantly."
Distiller's Tasting Notes for Highland Park 18 Year Whisky
- Appearance: Natural colour; burnished gold, clear and bright
- Nose: Rich, mature oak; top note of aromatic smoke
- Palate: Rich, full flavour; honey and peat
- Finish: Soft, round and long
The nose of Highland Park 18 Year Old displays characteristic toffee sweetness and an almond nuttiness reminiscent of marzipan. The finish is a prolonged, full, smokey aftertaste.