Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is the third expression in the new travel retail series offering. You’ll recall that I was somewhat underwhelmed with the two first expressions in this series. I found both The Spirit of the Bear and The Loyalty of the Wolf quite mundane.
This expression, despite being very much a part of the series, has crossed the threshold for being a whisky maltheads would enjoy. This expression is already a Highland Park the likes of which maltheads would enjoy.
Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)
Appearance: Amber, slow legs with a lot of residue on the glass.
Nose: Coffee and wood spices, with sweet cooked clove, toffee, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco leaf. Time takes the spice towards sweetness, with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Full bodied, cinnamon and clove, dried fruit and honey cake. There’s a light dryness and a hint of a citrusy bitterness.
Linger: Lightly spiced, with a sweetness on the palate the turns spicier as it goes down the gullet. It’s pretty dry on the linger.
Hello! Here’s the Highland Park I know and like.
All sherry, American and European oak, coupled with an alcoholic strength that starts to carry the flavors.