Monday, August 27, 2007

Last Night's Tipple

Last night, I had another dram of Highland Park 12, followed by a small pour of Highland Park 15, just to make sure that my initial thoughts about the comparison between the two were accurate. As I wrote yesterday, the distillery was looking for a different profile from the 15 from what they had established with the 12 and accordingly included a larger proportion of ex-Bourbon barrels with the 15. Last night's experience confirms my impressions from Saturday night: I prefer the 12 year old expression, probably because it has more Sherry influences and more muted peat. That's not to say that the 15 year old isn't a very good whisky, just that the 12 year old is simply excellent.

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