Bunnahabhain An Cladach
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedNose: great deal of sherry, little metallic smell, cloves and peppercorn. Taste: sherry forward, together with black pepper and cloves. Bit caramel, and very slightly peated. Dried red fruit. Finish: long finish. Very spicy, strawberry jam and toffee.
Arran Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt
Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedHoly balls... It's pink Aroma: the initial smell is a mix of a fresh rose wine, strawberry jam, cranberry and vanilla. Taste: very sweet, red fruit, vanilla. Finish: caramel and dried red fruit. Great whisky.
Highland Park Dragon Legend
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: medium peat, smoked bacon. Warm apple, grass and white grapes. Taste: smokey, malty, toffee, caramel, vanilla dried fruit. Little salty. Finish: spices, dark chocolate. Great whisky.
Highland Park Valknut
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: smoky and meaty. Stonefruit and red fruit. Sweet smell. Stewed pears. Taste: full bodied, sherry cask comes through. Caramel, vanilla, honey and well balanced spices. Finish: chocolate and tobacco, some spicyness.
Highland Park Spirit of the Bear
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: lightest note of peat from all the HPs that I tried. Light fruitier note. White grapes, apple, lime. Taste: chocolate, overly oaked. Pepper. Otherwise a pretty boring experience Finish: dark chocolate and raw wood. Not a bad lightly peated whisky but I expected more considering the quality of the rest of the HP core range
Highland Park Valfather
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: more peat than the other HPs that I tasted. Aromas of sweet (stewed?) pear, some prune. Body: hay, wall but, chocolate, vanilla. Slightly burned toast. Barrel spices. Finish: smoke, pepper and dark chocolate. This whisky really opens up with a few drops of water. Highly recommended.
Highland Park 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: leather, peat, red fruit and lemon zest. Taste: grass and hay tones, the sherry finish shines in the main body. Toast, caramel and honey. Finish: caramel, dark chocolate Amazing full bodied whisky for its price point.28.0 EUR per Bottle
Highland Park 10 Year Viking Scars
Peated Single Malt — Islands, ScotlandTastedNose: peat, apple, hint of red fruit, vanilla and caramel Taste: Vanilla, oak, spices. Some oak. Pretty malty. Strong start, but a bit flat in the main body. Finish: hint of eucalyptus, chocolate and roasted coffee Good value for money. Nice sipper25.0 EUR per Bottle
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt
Blended Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedNose: vanilla, malty, sweet and citrus is dominating. Taste: sweet, vanilla, caramel, a little buttery and apple. Finish: dark chocolate, vanilla.
Glenburgie 2002 (Gordon and MacPhail) Exclusively Bottled for Belgium
Single Malt — Speyside, ScotlandTastedSmell: sharp alcohol burn due to the 58.5% ABV. Honey, citrus, sweet apple and brown sugar Taste: sweet and herbal. Citrus, toffee, caramel. Finish: malty and cookie dough. Dark chocolate. Long finish