Master of Malt Orkney 12yo | 40.0% | Highland
Highland Park Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1798 | active
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Meet #19 | 28/01/12 | Hosted by Huw
For our first Burns Night Supper, we bought two bottles predicted to go well with the spicy richness of a Crombie's Celebration Haggis! How would this Orkney Malt Blend fare?
Like a giant cupcake decoration thrown together by your boozy gran, there was a smorgasboard of sweet things on the nose. We found pink marshmallows smothered in treacle next to chunks of pineapple coated in marzipan, creamy chuppa chups lollies dipped in chocolate and vanilla icing sprinkled with pine needles - all held together by a disappointing lack of character.
Granny has sobered up and we moved on to some more finely crafted desserts. We had rhubarb crumble topped with burnt peanuts, ginger cakes - topped with marmalade and chocolate. But what's that nagging feeling of guilt - maybe the cut grass we mixed into the Pfeffernusse.
It's funny how the buildings of China look in no way like rural Orkneyfornia.
Finish & Comments
The finish lasting only as long as the girl next door, but does she live on a farm? wel if she does it's autumn and she's drinking buttermilk as the peppered plums have just fallen from the tree. And why has she left that candle next to those tyres, oh no that's done it, they're burning - how are we meant to taste that ginger liquorice now?
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
68 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 4)
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