Archive for the ‘Whisky’ Category

Highland Park Warrior Series Harald Whisky Review

Posted by Damian Madden on January 17, 2018 in Whisky | No Comments

I’m following up my review of the Highland Park 10 year old with this selection from Highland Park’s Warrior Series (which is a travel retail exclusive) because I think it provides an interesting progression from the 10 (a useful detour if you will) on your way to the 12. Despite the fact that Harald is […]

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Highland Park Whisky 10 Year Old Viking Scars Review

Posted by Damian Madden on January 5, 2018 in Whisky | No Comments

I’ve chosen to start my Highland Park whisky reviews with the 10 Year Old (recently given the sub-name Viking Scars) not because it is my favourite expression, nor because it is the youngest age statement whisky they do. I decided to start with the 10 Year Old as it forms part of an interesting trilogy […]

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The difference between aging whisky in American Oak Vs European or Spanish Oak

Posted by Damian Madden on January 2, 2018 in Whisky | No Comments

You will often read whisky makers describe their spirits as having been aged in either American oak or Spanish/European oak casks. Now, putting aside what these casks were previously used for (and how that impacts on the flavor) what is the main difference between the two? Although they are both oak they are different and […]

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Why I only drink Highland Park whisky

Posted by Damian Madden on December 20, 2017 in Whisky | No Comments

I love whisky. There’s something about the craftsmanship of the spirit that gets to me. It never ceases to amaze me that despite how base and “simple” the ingredients are (and everyone basically uses the same thing) the end result varies so greatly from distillery to distillery, country to country. Then you throw in the […]

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