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Highland Park's Half-Century Malt

Jack Bettridge
Posted: February 18, 2011

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NOSE: The aroma comes on from a foot away with almonds and hard candy. Closer up it reveals the cigar box characteristics, with tobacco leaf and some cedar, as well as dried fruit, spice and nutmeg.

PALATE: In the mouth it reveals more spice-licorice, herbs, cinnamon-as well as a gritty sandstone character and meaty nuts. As hard as it is to do, by adding a touch of water you'll release Sherry and berries.

FINISH: While it doesn't last as long as it will take to convince your wife that it was a good investment, it makes a fair stab at it. In the after life, you'll find truffles, an earthy character and most of its smoke.

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Michael Brady — Gate City, Virginia, United States,  —  February 21, 2011 9:29am ET

Jack, you get to try scotch that sells for $17,500 a bottle (and nary can be had)? You poor bastard.

jerry lemons — lawton, ok, comanche,  —  April 2, 2011 5:39am ET

Thanks for tellin us...

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