Highland Park Dark Origins
Peated Single Malt
Highland Park // Orkney, Scotland
Dark Origins is a whisky produced in memory of the brand's charismatic founder, Magnus Eunson, who is reputed to have done some "dark" duty (meaning, smuggling whisky under cover of night to avoid tax collectors) in his past. This is a member of the "core expressions" collection from this Orkney distillery, and uses twice as much first fill sherry cask in its resting (20%) than the 12 Year. It is also non chill-filtered.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon/first fill sherry
"The sherry-ness of this is undeniable, but thankfully the Highland Park-ness is still very present. The brand's signature pipe tobacco, blood orange and vanilla cream still coat the mid palate. It finishes a little hotter than its siblings, but is still an enjoyable dram, especially if you like sherry finishes."