14 May 2009
Highland Park 30 Years
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Highland Park
Highland Park 30yo used to be the oldest expression in the core range, until the (very expensive) 40yo became the new king about a year ago.
Highland Park 30 yo (48,1%, OB 2007)
Nose: very floral and tropically fruity. Peaches, pears, really sweet and highly elegant. Some beeswax and slight estery, spirity notes. Heather and honey as well, which are Highland Park’s trademark notes. Some vanilla and nutmeg. The lightest hints of an extinct fire. Very nice although I’m missing some depth. Mouth: toffee, some lovely oranges wrapped in chocolate. Vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. Figs. Almonds. Honey. Finish: long finish on orange and grapefruit. Soft touch of smoke. Getting drier with a slightly metallic edge.
This dram has aged magnificently. Very mature, mellow and surprisingly crisp, floral and fresh. Around € 220.