Scotch - Single Malt

Highland Park Dark Origins Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Islands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Highland Park Dark Origins is mean to be a reference to the outlaw beginnings of founder Magnus Eunson and presents in a striking black bottle. They say it uses "twice as many first fill sherry casks" as compared to their flagship 12yr expression. The added sherry character provides a darker color (thus, the title we presume) and a "richer flavour." It is bottled at a slightly higher proof than the 86 proof regular 12yr expression.

Highland Park is a distillery devoted to the tradition of scotch making and marks its founding all the way back to 1798. They credit the illicit founding to smuggler Magnus Eunson; the official founding of Highland park from a bureaucratic standpoint was in 1811 by Robert Borwick. Its whiskies were primarily used (and highly sought-after) for blends until 1997 and 1998 when single-malt expressions were greeted with enthusiasm.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Muncher Muncher (263) (2015-11-15)
Another scotch with a great presentation; I like the name, the bottle, and the color of the whisky too. On the nose there's a boatload of sherry with a hint of cocoa and charred oak. On the palate there's another boatload of sherry along with some chocolate, smoke, char, and a hint of salt. On the finish spice/black pepper and a hint of the smoke linger. Overall I like it. It reminds me of Aberlour's A'Bunadh but with smoke and char elements added to it.
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Wuli27 Wuli27 (58) (2015-09-21)
really good whisky, as good as the 12, but more money
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