Review: Highland Park 1970 VintageSeptember 16th, 2010
This one, part of the “Orcadian Vintage Series,” is not exactly in everyone’s budget (okay, it’s in very few people’s budget), and it’s not even being imported to the U.S., but I do enjoy it very much.
Highland Park, 1970 vintage, 48%, £2,250
This limited edition bottling consists of a marriage of both European and American oak. Still lively for its age, and beautifully balanced. A mouthful of golden fruit (sultana, pineapple upside down cake, tangerine, over-ripe nectarine) balanced by soothing, creamy vanilla. A peppering of dried spice, chamomile tea, toasted oak, cigar box, and subtle smoke round out the palate. Soft and seductive.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 94