Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

Highland Park Dark Origins

Highland Park Dark Origins-  This Orkney Island distilling family could easily be the “ Sgt. Pepper’s” of all Scottish Whiskies .  The rich auburn color and the bold toasty aroma gets you before you enjoy a taste.  I found a modest amount of peat and intense fruit and vanilla in this warm dram.  The double hit from first fill sherry barrels imparts the sweetness and the brassy hue .  In a world awash with the same old everything, this bad boy demands attention , the black bottle alone is arresting.  Finally, the multi layered finish lingered for an eterinity… “ So may I introduce to you, the act you’ve know for all these years” , HP’s Scotch Noir.  Snobbishly rated a solid 9 .

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