We were on Orkney recently, and found the Highland Park distillery to be very welcoming to us. The excavations at Skara Brea were a little disappointing to us, so we skipped to the store and found a sample of this young Highland Park.
43% abv, €40
sweet, a hint of marshmallows, a slight floral touch, heather, violets, fresh cut grass
Palate: spicy, white pepper, sweet, thin honey, red fruit, res berries, raspberries
Finish: warm, sweet, vanilla, red fruit, a hint of smoke and a touch of mint
Not very quick on the nose, this one, I had to add a splash of water to get her going, and then still… Fair game, but not a stunner.
Funny how things can be worlds apart in our tasting notes
, with only so little time in between.