Cocktails & Spirits

Highland Park 12 and general questions


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Cocktails & Spirits 14

Highland Park 12 and general questions

abu applesauce | Jan 22, 2007 09:34 PM

Just had Highland 12 for first time and I really liked it. It was a pretty long night of drinking, so perhaps my taste buds were skewed. I was actually sipping balvenie 12 all night until they ran out the switched to Highland.
Anyway, I really liked it and noted that it tastes similar to Lagavulen, in that it had a thick, smokey taste. After a little research, my observation doesn't seem to make sense, being that one's an Islay...and Highland apparently isn't known for being smokey (or petey).
1. Are my taste buds f'd up?
2. Is Highland slightly smokey/petey, and only after drinking Balvenie, did it seem extremely smokey?
3. Help sort out the confusion!!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound