Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour

Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

I could live in this nose for hours, but I had to drink it because everyone was looking at me funny. The bouquet summons dried pineapple, lychee nut, lemon pith, sweet grass, smoked honey comb, and matchbook. All those notes transfer to the palate seamlessly. The finish gives in to a sweet and smokey dichotomy that doesn’t quit changing. This stays light without being boring or one dimensional.