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Highland Park Cask Strength Release No. 2, 63.9%

ByThe Whisky Viking

Dec 10, 2021

Review #855 (2021)

This is the second release from the new cask strength series from Highland Park, called “Robust & Intense”. Dried fruits and dark chocolate in the smell.

Besides the alcohol, the dried fruits stand out in the taste. Light peat and sweet vanilla in the background. A bit of tobacco and burned oak in the finish, alongside the dried fruits and sweetness.

This is definitely more sherried than the first expressions. Of course, it’s about personal taste – but for me, the higher share of Sherry casks, makes this a bit better than the first release. I will give this 89/100 (22/22/23/22).

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