Highland Park The Dark 17-Year-Old is a single malt matured exclusively in 1st fill European sherry seasoned oak hogshead casks. It’s been created by Gordon Motion, Master whisky maker by combining 125 of these casks together. It’s the first in a series of two and beautifully presented in a bespoke black glass, oak frame and booklet. Natural cask colour with flavours of dried fruits, cinnamon, toasted almonds, cedar wood, fruitcake and light peat smoke.
Other reviews... Matured exclusively in sherry-seasoned first-fill European oak casks and bottled at cask strength. The nose yields figs, soft smoke, cinnamon, sugarcane, and rich fruitcake. The palate is succulent and confident, with creamy sweet sherry, dried fruits, coffee, and woodsmoke. Long and drying in the finish, with flecks of char. Highland Park doing what it does best. (28,000 bottles) 52.9% Alc./Vol.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2018)