Highland Park Orkney 8 Signatory Vintage

Thanks to?@scotchguy.to?for sharing a dram of this with me. There’s been a recent theme that myself (and TWS, oddly) has. You don’t need a super old whisky to have a super good whisky. Yes, it’s hard to get to that complexity that older drams have. And when a blender/distiller has time to age a group of whiskies (or just one) well, they have more chance… Continue reading Highland Park Orkney 8 Signatory Vintage

Highland Park SMWS 4.236 “Island Holiday Snapshot”

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me a sample of this. In a previous review, I mentioned, erroneously, that Highland Park is the only distillery on Orkney that peats. Fun story: Scapa used to peat way, way back. And then stopped due to hating us. Or whatever reason. I’m totally not taking it personally. Jerks. Anyway, that leaves us with Highland Park being the only ones who still… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.236 “Island Holiday Snapshot”

Orkney 17 2000 The Whisky Agency & Heads & Tails

This year we changed things up with the Toronto Whisky Society: We had two releases. Due to feedback, people requested both a more expensive release and a less expensive release. This brings in Orkney 17 2018 The Whisky Agency & Heads & Tails, not just a whisky with a lot of Ampersands in the name, but also the more expensive release for this year. We don’t… Continue reading Orkney 17 2000 The Whisky Agency & Heads & Tails

Highland Park SMWS 4.231 “Harbour-side takeaway”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample! And what do welcoming people with their own airport say to me when I call them while flying? That’s right: Hi! Land, Park! Thus that’s what I’m going to do for these reviews. It’s the last of the series, don’t worry, you don’t need to read that pun again. Takeout. The idea is you go to a restaurant,… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.231 “Harbour-side takeaway”

Highland Park 18 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for La Maison du Whisky

Why’d I write this review series? Cause I got High(land Park). Puns are life. I have not yet been to France. I had the chance in grade 9. Looking back, I remember not wanting to go because none of my friends was going. I didn’t want to spend the money. And also, on some level, I believed that going to France, specifically Paris, at the… Continue reading Highland Park 18 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for La Maison du Whisky

Highland Park Thor

Thanks to /u/valhallacasino  for this sample. Why’d I write this review series? Cause I got High(land Park). I regret nothing. I personally hunt down tasters of different whisky groups. If someone releases a limited edition, four-parter, I’m a sucker for it. And it bugs me so much when I can’t try the others. Because while “limited” may mean anything from 80 bottles to 30,000, some of these… Continue reading Highland Park Thor

Highland Park 21 1979 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a dram of this. So you’re having a whisky tasting. One of those times where you focus on your hobby and forget the horrible world outside that’s slowly burning down to the ground. First, you had a light world whisky, then you had an interesting American whiskey, and thus we can start onto Scotch. And since we went wide, and our group… Continue reading Highland Park 21 1979 Adelphi

Event Recap: Macallan & Highland Park tasting with Cameron Millar

We recently had an event with Cameron Millar, the brand ambassador for Edrington in Eastern Canada and tasted some fantastic drams. We both brought a few bottles we had gathered,  leading to a great tasting including a number of limited editions and since delisted bottlings including: The Naked Grouse The Macallan Edition No. 2 The Macallan Edition No. 3 The Macallan Classic Cut Highland Park … Continue reading Event Recap: Macallan & Highland Park tasting with Cameron Millar

Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Anytime you go to a place that is by an Ocean or Sea, there’s something in … Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”