Highland Park

The Highland Park Valkyrie

October 8, 2017

Tasting notes: The Highland Park Valkyrie 45.9 nose opens with a butterscotch sucker in the shape of a miniature butternut squash that was made from buttermilk by the [...]

The Highland Park Fire

January 29, 2017

Tasting notes: The Highland Park Fire opens with sherry funk pouring out of a smokestack as steadily and inexorably as the tide. It’s flowering, too, like a zinnia cloud [...]

Announcing The 2016 Malty Award

December 31, 2016

We failed to award The Malty in 2015 because, believe it or not, in 2015 we did not found another set of marketing materials that could get within two postal codes of our [...]

The Highland Park Ice

June 15, 2016

Tasting notes:  Naming this whisky after the solid version of water is interesting–even provocative–but it diverts attention from its distinctive [...]

The Highland Park Odin

April 16, 2015

Tasting notes: The Highland Park Odin is a classic HP nose, a veritable, er, Norse god’s nose? But tweaked; not by a bar fight, not by a plastic surgeon: rather by a god [...]

The Highland Park 10 Year Old

November 5, 2014

[This is an expression that Highland Park originally created for Holland, but we bought this bottle at the distillery.] Tasting notes: On the nose, we got plum liqueur, rice [...]

The Highland Park Dark Origins

September 18, 2014

Tasting notes: The bottle glass is black, effectively cloaking the whisky. I’d like to believe it’s that way so you can give a friend—but not a close friend—a bottle [...]

The Highland Park Freya

July 15, 2014

Tasting notes: We’re big fans of HP and have really enjoyed these special releases.  And this offering makes quite an impression.  The nose is exceptionally light.  A [...]

The Highland Park Einar

February 16, 2014

Tasting notes: As many of our reviews attest, we enjoy going beyond the color, legs, nose, mouth, and finish to pondering all that goes into a whisky’s name and how [...]
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