Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour
The 12 year expression from Highland Park is a perfect harmony of aromatic peat, heather honey, and fruit cake. Commonly referred to as the heart and soul of Highland Park.Product Type: Island Single Malt Whisky
Size: 750 ML
Age: 12 Year
Slightly peated mixed with a good balance of sweet and malt. It's a bottle I put up there with a Glenlivet 15 or the Glenfiddich 14 (which is much cheaper but not smoky). Hate the new bottle designs but that doesn't have an affect on the taste or price so can't take points away for that
The Highland Park 12 is a solid go-to whisky that belongs in everyone's collection. At this price, you can afford to enjoy it on a regular basis without breaking the bank. There is a slight hint of peat on the nose, complemented by a sweetness. With the first sip, you pick up on a sweetness like honey. The malt is satisfying in your mouth with a pleasant mouthfeel and long finish. The peat is not overpowering, and it't not a sweet malt either. Balanced and enjoyable. Also a good one to help introduce the peat you find in Scotch whiskys because the peat flavor is mild in this one. I give this one 5 stars not because it is the best you can get, but at this price point I recommend it highly.