Having recently been lucky enough to receive samples of Highland Park's limited release combo of The Light and The Dark, we thought it would be a good idea to pit them against one another, in a compare and contrast set of notes. Following our recent series of posts, we have sought to make this a … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Highland Park (Light vs Dark)
In the Spring of 2018, the Highland Park distillery has released "The Light" - a counterpart to its 2017 Autumn-Winter release, "The Dark". Given that you can't have one without the other, this expression seeks to contrast its sibling release and focusses on the fresher, more vibrant flavours associated with Spring and Summer. The Light's … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – The Light
In late 2017, Highland Park released the first of a proposed two-part mini-series with a whisky called simply "The Dark". The whisky was bottled with an age statement of 17 years old, but this statement was eclipsed (so to speak) by the Viking stylings to emphasise the importance of the Autumn and Winter seasons. Matching … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – The Dark
Riddle me this: I have a Viking soul and Victorian history. I am old, new and 12 years old all at once. What am I? You could forgive Highland Park for resting on its laurels. They are one of the most successful whisky brands around--their bottles have always stood out on bar and store … Continue reading Highland Park 12: New Outside, Same Inside?
Like most whisky enthusiasts, my inbox gets hammered by the numerous mailing lists and newsletters that I’ve signed up to on my quest for my new favourite dram, but one thing that I keep asking myself about some of these ‘hot new releases’ is: what is the deal with “travel retail” bottlings? I mean, really? … Continue reading Travel Retail – What Is It All About?
I was recently lucky enough to head down to Australia for a holiday and I had the opportunity to roam around Sydney's central business district with a mate of mine who had emigrated down under some years ago. Regardless of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Botanic Gardens, the Blue Mountains or the endless … Continue reading Venue Review: The Baxter Inn, Sydney