.highland park – thorfinn

45,1% abv, €1000, single malt

Nose: wood, pine, sweet, honey, vanilla, creme brûlée, raisins, dark chocolate, eucalyptus, cinnamon, fresh fruits, a touch of smoke, dunnage warehouse
Palate: sweet, heather honey, rosewater, “thick”, spicy, cinnamon, chocolate, floral, roses, citrus, oranges, tangerines, berries, strawberries, sweet mango fruit
Finish:  sweet, honey, smooth, citrus, oranges, spicy, cinnamon, milk chocolate, tannins, iron, long, lasting
Mark: ++++/+

Conclusion: It really is superb. Have it open up and breath for a while, and there is really nothing wrong with it. I am loving it, but I cannot imagine myself spending 1000 euros on it.

More info: It is a marriage of a small part ex-Bourbon casks and a huge amount of european oak ex-Sherry casks

Thorfinn was a man of much power and influence, who at one stage controlled the whole of the Orkney Islands. The Orkneyinga Saga described him as a great chief, the tallest and strongest of men whose remains are buried in St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney.

Sixth and most expensive expression of the 2013 Highland Park Travel Retail exclusive Warrior series.


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