7.7 (4)
Brand
Highland Park
Expression
1998 Vintage
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2010
ABV.
40.00%
Source
Maxxium
In collection
10×

Review by Highland Park

Colour

Rich, golden, clear and bright.

Nose

Opaque honey, dried grass with ginger spicy notes. Dried apricot emerges late.

Palate

The vanilla and honey sweetness developed from a dozen years in American oak is perfectly balanced with the emergence of the aromatic heather peat smoke. Sweet notes of cinnamon and cashew nuts emerge.

Finish

Sweet with medium lingering spice and smoke.

Note

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 the year of Highland Park’s bicentenary.

1998 was the year in which New Labour swept to power in the UK whilst the USA was rocked by the Monica Lewinsky affair. In a pioneering move, California banned smoking in bars and restaurants and the first Euro coins were minted. France defeated Brazil in the FIFA World Cup final and Titanic swept the board with 11 Oscars. The world said farewell to the talents of Frank Sinatra, Roy Rogers and, tragically, Florence Griffith-Joyner.

Source: Maxxium