Highland Park Magnus
Ex-Sherry Casks, American oak
This bottling is named after Magnus Eunson, viking descendant and founder of the illicit Highland Park distillery. The Magnus is only offered in North America, at a 40$US in the States or 50$CAN in Canada
Color : very light yellow.
Nose : honey, unctuous, very light heather, candied pears. Classic HP.
Palate : first sensation, the smoothness of the nose is not found in the mouth. Pity. Otherwise the classically HP flavors are there, including dates, candied fruit, apricot jam, heather, a subtle but important smoke.
After about 15minutes, the texture seems to get better.
Final : quite fast and short, with a slightly more felt presence of Orkney peat.
Comments : surprisingly very good and well-balanced flavors for a whisky of this price. The only negative note is the dilution felt too much. By adding 3%, or even better 6, this bottling would be a monster ! After a while in the glass, the whisky really seems to improve ! Honestly not bad at all, but not great either. Perfect for a cool gift to your boss, and of course an addition you really want if you are a HP fan like Whisky Sherlock or me 😉
Highland Park Magnus
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I never liked vodka&orange or vodka&cranberry while going out in the Montreal Clubs. I was always drinking whisky&ginger ale or whisky&coke. At some point, I just let go of the liquors and started drinking whisky neat... I hated the taste but damn was I a badass in front of my friends ! Eventually, I stopped being a douche and started enjoying finer drams. Today, I’m making it my mission to taste every whisky and to know everything there is to know about spirits, wine and beer !

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