Highland Park 1990 14 year old cask #3927 (Signatory)
Bottle: Standard issue un-chillfiltered collection. Nondescript with a plain white label.
Nose: Soft vanilla, elder flower, very understated.
Body: Medium with good balance.
Palate: Honey, lime, lemon cream, growing peat and spice, tailing off with a little sherbert.
Finish: Reasonably long. Peat, cayenne pepper, pineapple and a slight metallic tinge that spoils the very end.
Neat/Ice/Water: Neat. It’s not heavy enough at 46% to warrant any dilution.
Verdict: Quaffable. One of the lightest whiskies I have seen in terms of colour. That and the subtle nose make you think there may be something a little deficient going on, but rest assured the good name of Highland Park remains unbesmirched… As soon as you actually drink it you realize it’s a decent pour. The mouth is quite good even if the nose is a little anonymous. 351 bottles. Picked it up at auction. Not bad at all.