Highland Park 10 year old comes from the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, the Highland Park distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney Island. This distillery has found its way to my heart, being one of my favorite distilleries. Never disappointing, always delivering top quality whiskies like their core range 12 and 18YOs. I even liked their 40% ABV Travel Retail Warrior Series sets, even though they were more on the ordinary side.
Highland Park 10YO single malt has been matured in Ex-Sherry casks like HP usually matures its whisky. It comes in a 35 cl bottle, which I like. It’s always nice to sample whiskies in smaller bottles, so you can keep the budget low. Sad to say but that’s one of the few positive things about this whisky.
Highland Park 10YO is more on the mediocre side of HP distillery selection. This is not a bad whisky as one would expect with the track record they have. But it still is just okay. I gave it over 80 points but it was close not receiving score that high. This dram needs time in the glass and lots of chewing, before it leaves a positive impression. Even though it’s not complex.
Can I say simple yet tricky? Forrest Gump of whiskies…