The good news: I just tasted the new Highland Park 21 year old and it’s one of the best Highland Parks I have ever tasted (and I’ve probably tasted more than 100 over the past several years).
The bad news: It’s the new release for Travel Retail (formerly Duty Free).
This whisky is lush, well-balanced, and very complex. Well-defined notes of toffee, candied fruit, and roasted nuts, are accentuated by background honey, chocolate mousse, and smoke. And here’s the icing on the cake: it’s bottled at 47.5% which really allows the flavors to shine.
You can have all this comfort and joy for $99. (Airline ticket and transport to/from the airport is extra).