Sunday, 7 October 2012
Highland Park 18 Years Old distilled in 1956
Pisteet: tuoksu 23 + maku 22 + jälkimaku 21 + balanssi 22 = 88/100.
At Beer Hunters in Pori I had a chance of tasting this tasty dram: Highland Park 18 years old distilled in 1956. They had a small amount of it left on the bottle so I had to taste this. There was enough of it to make some kind of an analysis. After first sniff there were lots of leather in it. Also perfume. Very full and it felt good on the nose. On the palate I tasted fruits, honey and toffee. Medium long aftertaste brought that leather back again. This is a 1970's bottling (1974?) so whenever you have a chance of tasting these then go for it. You can see history go pass your eyes when you taste these old bottlings. It was good but it wasn't the best you've tasted :-)
Points: nose 23 + taste 22 + finish and aftertaste 21 + balance 22 = 88/100.