Highland Park – Thor – Tasting Notes

Nose
Malt, salt, raisin, plums, tobacco, apricots, spice, coriander, white pepper, and sweet fruit. Dark heather honey, apple, vanilla, cookie dough and creamy. Citrus notes, grapefruit, orange, toffee and chocolate. A full and fruity nose. Fruit buffet with all kind of lovely french pastries. warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce. Dense fruitcake. Crispy bacon, light smoke, and different fruits.

Palate
Warm, sweet, vanilla, bit pepper, creamy, bit gingerbread, cinnamon, many different fruits, and light smoke dryness. Lemon, orange marmalade, salty cashew nuts. Notes from nose come back also on the palate. Raisin sweetness on the palate combines with chocolate and fudge notes.

Finish
A bit dry cocoa finish combined with vanilla, like a very dry chocolate cake, with some dark red fruits on it without cream topping. Some mint freshness on the back comes through. Finish is a medium length one.

Score
7,5 out of 10. It is a complex dram, there is much in there for sure. 

Highland Park about Thor
Highland Park Thor has a natural strength like its namesake, drawing influence from the environment unique to Orkney, to create a truly elemental spirit. Distilled where sea turns to ocean, this 16 year-old single malt is a meeting point of nature’s forces, exuding a dynamic and bold character on the surface, but with an unexpected softer side at its heart.

Bottled at a robust 52.1% abv this limited edition whisky comes housed in a unique wooden frame, which echoes the fearsome contours of a traditional Viking long ship.

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