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Old 04-21-2018, 03:56 PM   #4920
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Re: Whisky

Bought Highland Park Full Volume today. 18 years old, 1st-fill bourbon instead of sherry, and 47% abv all at a very reasonable price of $90. What could go wrong?

Color is diluted tea. Smells of a typical scotch. Taste is spicy fruity oak which quickly gives way to an unpleasant astringent flavor. Dry ashy bitterness eventually comes to fore.

Disappointing and would not recommend. I had an independent bottling of Highland Park that was also bourbon barrel but 13 years old and 56% abv. It was much richer and retained some characteristics of the normal bottling of Highland Park. Unfortunately, it seems pretty hard to find nowadays.
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