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Highland Park Odin 16 year old, 55.8%

Price: $270 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Odin is the fourth and final release in Highland Park's Valhalla Collection. It has been aged in a combination of first-fill Spanish oak sherry casks and refill hogsheads, with the former predominating. The nose yields cocoa powder, insistent spice, subtle sweet smoke, heather honey, and rum-and-raisin fudge. Rich and fruity on the palate, with lively dark spices, plus treacle and peat smoke. The lingering finish initially offers smoky sherry, then dries with licorice and oak. (17,000 bottles)