This is a 24 year Highland park bottled by Gordon & MacPhail at 43% ABV.
Nose: Smoky brine with lots of light sugar notes – much sweeter than the Highland Park 25 OB, but more of an artificial sweet. Damp hay, strawberries, mild oak.
Palate: Salty and quite sweet up front – a strange metallic note enteres. Earthy malt undertones are present.
Finish: Fades rapidly leaving behind faint traces of malt and oak with some lingering spice.
Rating: 82/100 – Doesn’t hold up to the OB 25 by a longshot, but not too bad on its own.
Value for the money: These go for around $150+ but I’d buy an HP 18 instead at that price (or less) if you’re looking for Highland Park.