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Highland Park Fire Edition

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  • Distiller:

    Highland Park

  • Bottler:

    Highland Park

  • ABV:

    45.2%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: What’s funny is that the Port character is relatively lacking here — I get an impression more akin to sweet white wine than a fortified red.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: While it’s definitely unique for a HP release I’m not crazy about it and don’t really see how it fits the fire moniker outside of the great looking bottle and case.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's a tough sell for the price, but if your friend is buying, it's one to give a shot.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I know that I like this whisky. However, just how much I like the dram remains elusive.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Highland Park, aged for 15 years and finished in port pipes and bottled at an approachable, this is Highland Park Fire Edition. Can it live up to its eccentric, yet slick, packaging? Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Creamy brown sugar, malt, cocoa and a touch of cinnamon and stewed fruits.

  • Taste:

    Caramel and honey. Not a ton, but some cocoa, light cinnamon. Zesty orange peel, rising bread, light cherry and cranberry notes. Peppery and fairly viscous.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Malt forward, followed by some hints of wine. Great malt character, nice tannin, faint spice and sweetness.

  • Overall:

    Pretty darn enjoyable. It's not going to turn any heads among some of Highland Park's truly epic bottlings without the packaging, but it's a great sip and shows that port can be used to enhance and not cover the base malt. It's a tough sell for the price, but if your friend is buying, it's one to give a shot.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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