Highland Park 2000 Thomson Brothers 19 Year / 57.1% ABV
Tasted neat; with mineral water
This Highland Park was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2020 at 19 years old from a refill hogshead. Just 343 bottles, it is a mystery island/orkney single malt — which can only be Highland Park.
- Color: burnished (1.1)
- Nose: musty lemons, coastal peat, custard pudding; salt
- Taste: spicy earl grey tea, white pepper, confectionary lavender; peat
- Finish: quite long and oily, it lingers zestily with a bit of oak-aged honey
This is a very floral/citrusy Highland Park, and I quite like it. It’s also quite sweet, and young feisty elements emerge from a general feeling of proper aged oak.