Colour: Dull toffee.
Nose: Dried apple, soft honey and hay notes. It’s very soft, a bit tame.
Palate: It’s all front palate here, quite a thin mouthfeel too. Tangy orange sweetness – think orange sherbet lollies and flat orange mineral water.
Finish: A very faint salty, lemony tang in the fade. Short to medium length.
Comments: A little uninspiring to be honest. I’ve had some fantastic Highland Parks before, such as the Gordon & MacPhail Reserve Highland Park 15 Year Old Single Malt, but think they’re much better served at a higher ABV – 40% just tasted a bit too tame for me with this dram.