Rich, warm and naturally golden.
Complex aromatic layers emerge as this whisky reveals itself. Vanilla and toffee sweetness are evident; enticing floral notes and hints of heather are followed by dried citrus fruits, nutmeg and coconut.
A single malt as mature as this cannot be rushed. The assertive citrus notes are balanced by the layers of caramel, cinnamon and soft floral flavours. The slight oak tones are first balanced, then swept aside by the late arrival of classic Highland Park spicy smokiness.
This whisky lingers, a clear reminder of the complexity that Highland Park is able to deliver. Medium sweet, with a long smoky finish.
This variant of Highland Park is exclusively for global travel retail and duty free markets and was first released in April 2010 having been distilled in 1973.
Many of the events of this astonishing year were to have lasting repercussions; the Vietnam and Yom Kippur wars ended; President Nixon was inaugurated for his second term of office; the UK, Republic of Ireland and Denmark entered the European Economic Community, the precursor the the European Union; the first mobile telephone call was made in New York City; Britain ended the year with the start of the three day week.
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