Highland Park 12 Year (Scottish: Orkney Island Single Malt: 12 Year:40% ABV)

Visual: Light grain and gold.

Viscosity: Fast forming thick trails.

Nose: Salt, fudge, sea cliffs. Warm and rocky.

Body: Slick; competing sweet and salt in satisfying doses. Syrup. Lighter vanilla and fresher notes add to the complexity. Finally dancing biting golden glow and fresh grain fields.

Finish: Harsh and salty, wood; dry mouth. Sweet butter.

Conclusion: This takes the distinct island saltiness and harshness then adds in lighter notes to offset it making for a satisfying whisky with a decent range.

It sacrifices its punch somewhat but adds complexity to make for a decent all rounder.