24 Sep 2012
Highland Park 1986 (Mo Òr)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Highland Park
Highland Park 24 yo 1986 (46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #2275, 300 btl.)
Nose: typically flinty and coastal at first, with some dried hay and ashes. But it’s also nicely sweet, with vanilla fudge, gooseberries and heather honey. A little lemon balm and wax. Beautifully balanced and rather exemplary for a bourbon HP. Mouth: quite peaty compared to the nose or HP in general. Sweet honey and lemonade again. Sugared grapefruit. Marzipan. Soft spices. Liquorice and some grassy notes. Finish: long, slightly earthy / peaty. Still quite sweet with some herbal accents.
This is a nice Highland Park, showing typical coastal notes alongside a sweetness and peatiness that are bigger than usual. Good stuff. Around € 153 (expensive indeed).