A limited-edition 2003 Highland Park single malt bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange is now available!
Distillery bottled after spending 16 years in a single, first fill sherry butt (from 2003 to 2019) only 585 bottles are available.
The Whisky Exchange has kindly sent me a sample to try (Thanks @WhiskyExchange!).
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Highland Park 2003, 16 Year Old Sherry Cask TWE Exclusive – Cask Number 1885 (58.9%)
Colour: Amazing dark sherry that clings to the glass!
Nose: Dark sherried wood with vanilla, chocolate, sherried fruits & a little orange. Later on comes powerful caramel toffee refreshed by green apple.
Palate: Satisfying, substantial mouthfeel with rich sherry and dark wood. There’s chocolate, toffee, heavy fruit Xmas cake with cane sugar sweetness.
Finish: Spicy finish that’ll knock your taste buds off initially! But then it mellows into a finely balanced smooth finish.
Overall: If you’re friends with Santa then give him a nudge in this direction – this is the perfect Christmas dram to get you sat in front of the archetypal roaring fire and make sure you stay there!