If you follow my blog then you will know that I am a huge fan of the Highland Park brand so when I saw they had added a no-age-statement (NAS), Dark Origins, I definitely wanted to try it. I got a chance to try this NAS this past weekend while visiting Frank at the Last Hurrah. The first thing that came to mind when I tasted it, I am so glad I didn’t buy a bottle of this whisky when I had the chance to.
Again, I love Highland Park, just not this expression. My favorite of theirs expression has to be their 30 year-old, as well as Cadenheads Highland Park 25. For those looking for something affordable, their 12 year-old is also pretty darn good.
Dark Origins pays homage to Magnus Eunson, the distilleries founder. It is matured in first-filled sherry casks and a bottle will cost you around $80-$100. If you ask me, no, the taste of this whisky is not worth the price.
Nose: sweet, spice and vanilla
Taste: cherries, hints of peat and chocolate
Finish: sweet and smooth
I would buy their 12 year-old over this bottle, not only because of the price difference, but also because of taste. I was very disappointed with this one. I would recommend you try the whisky before you invest in a bottle. If you’ve tasted it and have enjoyed it, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.