Highland Park 30 Year Old merits time and attention. It has spent 30 years maturing so treat it with respect; you’ll discover the characteristic fudge sweetness together with complex aromatic spices and dark chocolate orange. It has a drying finish, leaving a gentle smoky flavour and a mildly salty aftertaste – the result of 30 years ageing in the Orkney sea spray. Natural colour; dark red golden, clear and bright. Very rich on the nose, mature oak, chocolate and fudge. Full, rich burst of flavour; soft honey; nutty toffee. Rich, long finish and surprisingly sweet for its age. Until the launch of the 40 year old, this was the flagship variant of the Highland Park range was first released in April 2005. By its very nature, this whisky is only available in limited quantities. It is, however, worth seeking out as the ultimate expression of the distillery’s character.