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- Amerikansk ek
- Europeisk ek
Vad besökare tyckte
This is a new addition to Highland Parks core expression and is matured in 80% first fill sherry (60% European oak casks & 20% American oak) and 20% refill sherry casks. Rumor has it that this bottling contains whisky in its teenage years.
Känner en liten touch av sulfiter/sulfater, typ brännt gummi, kartong, sand som värmt sig I solen en varm sommardag. Även lite beef jerky. Brukar inte gilla denna sorts influens när det kommer till sherry, men med denna så tar det inte över. Vill även tillägga att detta tonar ner en del om man luftar whiskyn i glaset en stund.
It’s hard to miss the bigger share of sherry casks, no doubt about it! There are walnuts, ice chocolate (a popular Christmas candy in Sweden & Germany), toasted bread, and a particular bitterness that I find many times in a tasty ale.
There’s also a faint touch of sulphites/sulphates, such as burnt rubber, cardboard, beach sand that’s been heated up from a warm and sunny day. There’s even some beef jerky present. Usually, I’m not a big fan of sulfury notes in whisky, but in this whisky, it doesn’t overpower everything else. Also noteworthy is that they do wane away after giving the glass some time and air.
En pepprig munkänsla.
There’s a note that pops up that I totally missed in the nose – smoke, nicely balanced with the sweetness from clementines, haribo happy-colas and butterscotch, together with bitter blood oranges.
A peppery mouth feel.
A modest but pleasant sherry-bitterness, playing along with the ale-y notes coming back from the nose, together with herbal, ashy notes.
Honestly, I didn't have my expectations very high while tasting this whisky. I'm very happy that I was wrong! This bottle is already released in the UK and HP's webshop and is rumored to be released in Sweden oktober 1st.