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Honey cereals, earthy peat very present, oranges and honey, a touch of sherry, pear pastry. The mouth is diluted, even flavors on the nose; honey, vanilla, oranges, pears, sherry notes are more subtle, but spices and peat of very good potency. This leaves plenty of room for ginger that drapes itself with earthy peat honey, oranges, citrus, honey cereals, caramel, sherry. Maple syrup? Medium length finish, well sweetened, caramelized oak wood accents and a sweet honey blend.
A good whiskey, but a little disappointing for a Highland Park. Do we take advantage of travel retail stores to sell the unsatisfactory stock? Nose: Light peat smoke, sweet vanilla, biscuits and honey. Palate: Smoke peat, spicy and burnt wood, orange and ginger. Finale: Medium length, marked by smoke and wood a little too burned.