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Highland Park – Dark Origins

Region: Islands
Cask Type: 80% First Fill Sherry, 20% Refill
Age: NAS
Type: Single Malt
Release: Discontinued
Size: 70 cl
Abv: 46.8%


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Dram Association Panel Tasting Notes

The nose revealed instantly that this is indeed a sherried and peated whisky. The classic Orcadian style smoke wafted gently among the dried fruits. Then there was something more. Something rather unexpected. Papaya, mango and banana all came to play. Then we discovered the savoury butteryness of sashimi grade raw tuna. Does Orkney have a sushi restaurant?

The palate served not to contradict our confusion but reinforce it, adding a fitting dab of soy sauce in there too. There was a nuttiness too that appeared. We couldn’t quite put our finger on what nut, maybe even a seed. Sesame was mentioned, and vague nods of approval were given – but by that time we were just lost in the delights of the Dark Origins.


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