Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Vintage 1994
40% ABV/80 Proof
Travel Retail Exclusive
What the Distillery Says:
This variant of Highland Park is exclusively for global travel retail and duty free markets and was first released in April 2010 having been distilled in 1994.
Midway through the decade the world was gaining confidence after the early 1990s recession. Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa. France and England were joined physically as the Channel Tunnel welcomed its first passengers. The Winter Olympics were held in Lillehammer and Schindler’s List picked up seven Academy Awards.
George Foreman was still boxing and became the oldest heavyweight champion in history. Brazil won the FIFA World Cup Final. Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One world title in the same season that the mercurial Ayrton Senna lost his life the day after Roland Ratzenberger died in practice. British teen diving sensation Tom Daly was born.
Appearance:Rich, warm amber hue.
Nose:Warm caramel to the fore coupled with hints of almonds. Dark fruit, including cherries and figs, are slowly revealed as the whisky opens up.
Palate:Caramel and soft smoky notes intertwine with cinnamon and rich dried fruits. Beautifully mature.
Finish:Lingering warming smoky finish.
What Richard Says:
Nose: Rich and welcoming like fresh baked monkey bread. A lot of cherry.
Palate: Much sweeter than anticipated. Rich and smokey.
Finish: Slow…very slow. The oak and smoke (great name for a whiskey/cigar bar) dance well together.
Comments: Oh this is quite nice. It’s not a classic like the 18 Year but well worth a sip if you get the chance.
Rating: Must Try
What Matt Says:
Matt has not had a chance to review this whisky yet.