Highland Park Dark Origins 46,8% Vol
Highland Park Dark Origins
Tasting Notes : By Tasos Protopapas
Nose: Light smoke and ashes blended with sweet honey notes, sherry, dry fruits and blackberry. The sherry savor remain and is enriched with the aromas of vanilla, caramel, banana and spices.
Palate: Smooth, oily and chewy! Sweet at the beginning, ends up to be spicy and intense with a trail of smoke. Initially, the palate is infused with cherries and blackberries which are followed by ginger and liquorices flavors.
Finish: Long, warm and dry with smoke and hints of peat.
This powerful and wild whisky irrespective of its age reflects the rough character of Orkney islands.
P.S: I would advise not to add water in it.
Dark Origins is inspired by the cunning spirit and courageous personality of Highland Park's infamous founder, Magnus Eunson. This latest addition to the core expressions uses twice as many first fill sherry casks than in the classic Highland Park 12 year old resulting in a naturally darker, richer flavour.
Colour: Rich mahogany
Nose: Sherried spice and ripe bananas combine with toasted hazelnuts and baked apple
Palate: Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to maraschino cherries, warm dark chocolate entices the palate
Finish: Enduring sweet smoke