.highland park – freya

51,2% abv, €170, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, honey, rosewater, vanilla, citrus, fruit, sweet melons, floral, geraniums, roses, fwp (after adding a drop of water)
Palate: sweet, vanilla, honey, dry, floral, geraniums, violets, citrus, oranges, tangerines
Finish: spicy, white pepper, citrus, marmalade, dry
Mark: +++++

Conclusion: Crivvens!

Well, it is not that bad, but the expectations were high, and – honestly, not met. She grows when she has spent some time in the glass though. She is rather sweet, and that is something I am simply not really in for. The finish does not help me into growing to like her.

More info: 16yo, 19,000 Bottles, released February 2014.


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