Highland Park 18 (2004-2006 era) Review

This is an 18 year expression from Highland Park circa 2004-2006 (older round bottle design). It’s bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Sweet sherry mixed with brine and anise. Fresh fish and cigar smoke.

Palate: Peated malt sweetened with a touch of sherry. Damp oak soaked in brine and mineral oils.

Finish: Bitter oak with a bit of sherry and vanilla – fairly weak overall.

Rating: 87/100 – Would love to try at a higher proof, but I really enjoy these 18 year Highland Parks.

Value for the money: These can vary a lot in price – modern ones are usually $120+. I think that’s pretty close to being fair if you like their style.

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