23.06.2020

New scotch for tasting in Jastrzębia Góra

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Hunter Laing The Kinship Highland Park 21 years old / 51,4%/ – The Kinship Collection was launched for the 2017 Fèis Ìle Festival to celebrate the start of the construction of Hunter Laing’s Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay. The original release consisted of six Islay malts selected by Jim McEwan, who came out of retirement from his time at Bruichladdich to become production director of Ardnahoe. The Kinship range has labels representing different aspects of the Scotch whisky production process: harvest, malting, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottlings. Highland Park 21 years old presented here was released the following year, for the 2018 Fèis Ìle Festival. The whisky originally aged in ex-bourbon barrels finished for 6 months in ex-sherry butt and was bottled at natural strength of 51.4% abv with an outrun of 415 bottles. (Jim McEwan tasting note.)

 
“The graceful off dry bouquet is of ripe fruit with floral estery notes, almost Speyside like. I got the heather and the maritime freshness with the island sea breeze salient, which is a Highland Park keynote. The peat will emerge more on the palate than on the aroma. It’s a classic bouquet and I always get the peach and apricot overture that HP delivers with style. Malted barley, heather, crème caramel with just a hint of Oloroso rise off the shoulders of the oaks, both American and Spanish. On the palate the warmth of the peat fire embers is evident. Smoldering gently bringing a flush to the cheeks and a sparkle to the eyes. This is the stuff of whisky making genius. The aftertaste is one smoke and honey with just a teardrop of lemon juice that lingers on the palate slowly disappearing like a sunset on Kirkwall Bay. I love it!”
 
Buy bottle at Dom Whisky Online or in our whisky shop in Reda, ul. Wejherowska 67