The Orkadian 12 Year Old 'Viking Honour'
One of the great all-rounders of world whisky, Highland Park 12 Year Old remains one of the benchmarks for other distillery drams to aspire to. Complex and balanced with a delicious sweetness (think heathered honey) with a warming, silky mouthfeel, and a gentle smokiness from Orkadian peat, it boasts individuality and complexity. Highland Park 12 Year Old is a whisky that never lets you down.
Nose: Fresh, clean and very aromatic. Floral notes with a hint of grassiness. Notes of creamy honey and a touch of juicy citrus with cream and a well-balanced sweetness.
Palate: Rather full with a pleasant depth. Lurking somewhere in the substratum a grilled orange lies. Notes of granary toast and green tea with jasmine. A touch of sweetness.
Finish: Quite long with peppery spice and wood shavings.