Highland Park 12 Years ‘Viking Honour’

This Highland Park 12 YearsViking Honour’ was the first expression from the new core range at Highland Park to hit the shelves. I think the reception of the ornately decorated new bottles has been quite warm, and it may be a new batch but with the same recipe.

The new Highland Park 18 Year ‘Viking Pride’ is also arriving in stores now. We should be able to try it in a few weeks, alongside the Highland Park Dragon Legend and Highland Park Magnus expressions.

 

 

Highland Park 12 Years - Viking Honour (review)Highland Park 12 Years - Viking Honour (review)Highland Park 12 yo ‘Viking Honour’
(40%, OB 2017)

: nicely comforting. Candied orange peel and light fruit cake, heather honey, rather delicate grassy smoke. Tart citrus, maybe a hint of pineapple. Subtle floral touches. Really friendly, but not without character. Mouth: slightly bigger now, with a bit more smoke which mixes nicely with the oranges. Light vanilla. Then a dry, fairly oaky side (green tea). Warm spiciness, with cinnamon and clove. Toasted nuts. : medium long, with wood spices and a hint of cocoa powder.

I wrote ‘inoffensive yet convincing’ about last year’s 12 Year Old and I can confirm there are no noticeable changes to the contents. Good . Around € 40 – the cheapest by far is Master of Malt at the moment.

Score: 84/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/highland-park/highland-park-12-years-viking-honour/

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