Highland Park 18 Year old exhibits alluring aromas of rich, mature oak in conjunction with characteristic toffee sweetness, an almond nuttiness reminiscent of marzipan, as well as top notes of aromatic smoke. On the palate, the flavor is rich and full constituting of honey and peat. The finish is soft, round and long.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 92
This Scotch is a big boy—look for assertive, brawny flavors and alcohol burn. However, it still has nuance. Aging in Sherry oak casks draws out a dark amber cast and rich caramel, honey and dried-fruit aromas. The flavor grows more interesting with repeated sips—piquant peaty notes are joined by deep, complex toffee.