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Whiskey Review: Highland Park 12 Year Scotch

Posted by Arctic Wolf on November 19, 2009

I bought my first bottle of Highland Park Whisky about 2 years ago when I began my exploration of whiskies from other parts of the world besides Canada.  I was suspicious of the whisky as the back of the package clearly indicated “Aromatic Peat”, but I was assured of the quality of this brand by the owner of the liquor store I had stopped at.  He even gave me small sample to belay my fears.

Now this brand is a mainstay of my liquor cabinet.  When I have a guest over who is suspicious of peated whisky, I try them on this one first.  Usually it is the only one they need to try as they quickly run to the liquor store to grab a bottle for themselves.

Highland Park Distillery has a great website and you should give it a read as it contains a plethora of information about not only their whiskies but also the history and heritage of their unique locale in the Highlands of Scotland.

Here is a link to their website: Highland Park Distillery:

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…When I was young I would have to wake up early in the mornings, and go walk about a mile into the pastureland to bring the cows home for milking.  Our pasture was in a lowland muddy creek bottom, where the soil was rich in peat and sawgrass.   I smell that boggy muddy creek bottom in the glass when I fill it with Highland Park Whisky…”

Read the full review here:

Review: Highland Park 12 year old Whisky


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