The festive season is upon us again, and if you’re looking for a nice gift for a whisky-loving enthusiast friend you may want to consider this Highland Park 12YO festive gift set which comes with two Speyside-style glasses.
The Highland Park 12YO is the Orkney-based distillery’s entry-level expression in its core range, and is generally recommended as the first place to start for someone unfamiliar with the distillery (although we’re too damned fond of the amazing 18YO ourselves). The gift pack comes with a pair of Speyside glasses that’s etched with the Highland Park logo, and hence would make a perfect gift for those looking for some proper whisky-friendly nosing and tasting glassware for their home.
The Highland Park 12YO is also the expression that started it all for the northernmost distillery in Scotland – one that is blasted by strong winds coming off the Atlantic, and surrounded by peat bogs, to boot (you can find out more about Highland Park in our conversation with Highland Park global brand ambassador Daryl Haldane). First introduced in 1979, the 12 year old is at the very heart of Highland Park’s core range and demonstrates rich, well balanced malty tones, with the subtle floral smoke which gives Highland Park its distinctive character.
The Highland Park 12YO gift set is available this festive season from all outlets of The Oaks Cellars and will retail for S$126.00 including GST.
Official Tasting Notes: Highland Park 12 Years Old
COLOUR: Glowing amber
NOSE: Heather-honey sweetness, peaty smokiness
PALATE: Rounded smoky sweetness, full malt delivery
FINISH: Teasing heathery, subtle smoke. Delicious