5 Stars / "Highly Recommended" - F. Paul Pacult's Spirits Journal
Established in 1798, Highland Park Distillery combines high quality ingredients and traditional production methods to create their world-renowned whisky. They're one of the few distilleries that slowly malts its barley on a stone floor, physically turning it by hand for a more balanced flavor. Next, they smoke it over local aromatic peat, hand-cut from Hobbister Moor to bring a unique, fragrant heather character to the whisky. Then it is placed into sherry oak casks from Spain that bring a beautiful natural color and flavor to Highland Park Whisky. After years of maturation, the result is a strong, rich single malt with complex aromas and flavors.
On the nose, Highland Park's 30 Year Old Scotch displays very rich aromas of mature oak and chocolate complemented by softer notes of fudge, cinnamon and dried fruit. The palate is full and rich with notes of roasted nuts, toffee and complex aromatic spices with soft honey on the sweet, long yet drying finish.
Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 45.7%