Highland Park 18

HP_18Highland Park 18 is a perpetual praised industry favorite. As with all things highly touted, some times hype can outweigh quality. Not so with this excellent single malt. Highland Park 18 spends 45% of its 18 years aging in sherry casks. Ripe fruit, sour cherries, almond and oak are mixed evenly on the nose. The body is excellently balanced with a nice weighty feel to it. Dark berries, a tangy malt and just a inkling of smoke open up nicely with a touch of water. The finish toasts up the spicy fruit characteristics of the palate. It’s warm and dry and just goes on forever. This highly acclaimed Scotch holds up to its accolades and is worth the price to keep this in your liquor cabinet. Locally available at Gates Circle Liquor for $134. Rating: 93/100.

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2 Responses to Highland Park 18

  1. WHSKY Steve says:

    I just tried the HP 18 again, this stuff is sooo good!

  2. Pingback: 2014 Holiday Must Buy Whiskey | Buffalo Whiskey Guild

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