Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

Highland Park Voyage of the Raven

Highland Park Voyage of the Raven, a weighty name for one of their latest travel retail expressions. This single malt whisky was primarily matured in first-fill sherry seasoned casks.  

 

Highland Park Voyage of the Raven (41,3%, OB 2017, travel retail)

Nose: mostly the oak spice coming through. Nutmeg and cinnamon, with hints of roasted nuts and coffee beans in the background. Sweet plums underneath. A light alcoholic edge. Also light grassy / leafy notes and burnt rubber.

Mouth: sweetish but also a bit underpowered. Light smoke, a bit of dried fruit sweetness and chocolate. Hazelnuts. Again a good dose of oak spices (ginger, nutmeg), mixing with slightly bitter herbs.

Finish: rather short, with clove, bitter coffee and hint of raisins.

A surprisingly low ABV and a big emphasis on green, spicy notes make this Voyage of the Raven a lukewarm expression. Ah, travel retail… I’ll always approach with caution. Now also available from Master of Malt for instance.

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