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Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old Review

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old Another dram in the Highland Park Global Travel Retail series this it the 16 year old Wings of the Eagle expression that seems to be sneaking into standard retail as well as the Duty Free outlets.

Like the rest of the range this has been influenced by European Oak ex sherry casks. I had a lot of Highland park over the years and my personal preference is for those which has been in ex bourbon as it brings out the heather honey in the smoke, rather than it being masked by the overpowering sherry elements.

This is a seriously rich dram, waxy, pencil shavings and very dark burnt toast, the palate is orangey and apricot influenced along with the toast and pencil shavings again, and is very tasty but really doesn't have the distillery character that i like in it.

For around £79/80 a bottle it's a drinkable tasty dram, but it is not a typical Highland Park.

Another you can pick up on your way through the airport, and can preorder at World Duty Free

Sampled as part of a twitter tasting organised by The Whisky Wire.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Much richer than the last two, sherry influence has arrived with this one, and in style, deep dried apricots note with a slightly waxy mahogany note, touches of pencil shavings then some dark (burnt) toast

Palate

Tangy spiced orange peel and bitter orange pith, dried apricots again, those pencil shavings are there for sure, and a touch of over cooked toast again, quite thick and viscous.

Finish

Spiced orange peel, puffs of toast again

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old
Age: 16
ABV: 44.50
Distiller: Highland Park
Bottler: Highland Park
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands
Posted: 26/03/2019 by Tom



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