#HPTT 2012-03-28

11:31:03 am themisswhisky: Looking forward to #HPTT tonight! http://t.co/UDDpdwif

11:39:34 am saint_jimmy: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Tonight's #HPTT Tweet Tasters 1/2: @rodbodtoo @cowfish @jasonbstanding @dramologist @galg @WhiskyDiscovery @WhiskyTasting

11:39:37 am saint_jimmy: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Tonight's #HPTT Tweet Tasters 2/2 @S_Rob @jonmbryant @jdcornthwaite @whiskybrother @themisswhisky @TIA568B @saint_jimmy

11:43:07 am rodbodtoo: @dramologist @TheWhiskyWire Just have two tabs open in your browser. One for the normal timeline, and one for a search on #HPTT

11:43:40 am rodbodtoo: @dramologist @TheWhiskyWire Oh, and don't forget to follow all the other tasters #HPTT

11:52:33 am TheWhiskyWire: @rodbodtoo @dramologist Well said Rob just check out the details of fellow tasters from earlier tweets sent via #HPTT

4:00:48 pm TheWhiskyWire: Just 3 hrs to go until we rock & dramming roll with our @HighlandPark Tweet Tasting. Follow all the action from 7pm via #HPTT Hootendrammy!

5:38:47 pm HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire #HPTT @HighlandPark is ready for the fantastic tasting that is just about to commence! http://t.co/Go1RRidj

5:42:05 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire #HPTT @HighlandPark is ready for the fantastic tasting that is just about to commence! http://t.co/Go1RRidj

5:43:57 pm TheWhiskyWire: Just over an hour to go until all systems are go for our @HighlandPark Tweet Tasting. Follow with a dram in hand from 7pm via #HPTT

5:52:12 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @themisswhisky: Looking forward to #HPTT tonight! http://t.co/UDDpdwif

5:54:23 pm saint_jimmy: This is going to be a great evening! #HPTT http://t.co/UE43W0KG

5:56:54 pm saint_jimmy: But there is still an hour studying between now and #HPTT

5:56:58 pm TheWhiskyWire: @galg @HighlandPark Gal, if you have any HP around the house, feel free to join in! #HPTT

6:01:48 pm HighlandPark: RT @saint_jimmy: This is going to be a great evening! #HPTT http://t.co/UE43W0KG

6:02:48 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @rodbodtoo: Time to line up the glasses & open the samples, yes? @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark #HPTT

6:06:17 pm S_Rob: Hurrying home for the start of tonight's @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark tweet tasting. Should be a good one! #HPTT

6:09:56 pm ifotou: @HighlandPark @TheWhiskyWire will be keeping track of how you guys get on with green eyes of jealousy :) enjoy your #HPTT #dramlaxing

6:12:08 pm whiskyslijternl: Vanavond maar eens even #HPTT volgen om te zien wat de eerste publieklijke reacties op de #HighlandPark #Thor_valhalla zijn!

6:33:02 pm jonmbryant: 30 min #HPTT

6:36:01 pm Thor_Valhalla: RT @rodbodtoo: Time to line up the glasses & open the samples, yes? @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark #HPTT

6:43:16 pm themisswhisky: Very excited. 18 minutes til my first tweet tasting w @HighlandPark - #HPTT

6:46:27 pm cowfish: 15 minutes before tonight's @HighlandPark Twitter tasting starts... #HPTT http://t.co/YI2JAuYI

6:47:07 pm TIA568B: will be a little late for #HPTT, just about to head home, will be 20 mind or so

6:47:12 pm dramologist: Psyched to be part of the @HighlandPark Taste Tweet. Here is the line up #HPTT http://t.co/iWfp2fsx

6:50:15 pm themisswhisky: Whisky at the ready!! #HPTT http://t.co/ozcEqtnQ

6:50:37 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @dramologist: Psyched to be part of the @HighlandPark Taste Tweet. Here is the line up #HPTT http://t.co/iWfp2fsx

6:52:17 pm jasonbstanding: Gearing up for my first Twitter tasting (Highland Park). Wish we could do something about the view though. http://t.co/PnXp0UGk #HPTT

6:52:43 pm jasonbstanding: Gearing up for my first Twitter tasting (Highland Park). Wish we could do something about the view though. http://t.co/PnXp0UGk #HPTT #fb

6:53:43 pm lizbonline: And let me remind you about the view. http://t.co/0IoaUAga #HPTT

6:54:21 pm WhiskyDiscovery: #HPTT Ready, Sadly lost the HP15 and haven't been able to find a substitute. http://t.co/QDQBSNoT

6:54:32 pm saint_jimmy: 5 minutes to go! #HPTT http://t.co/n6nA4ji3

6:54:36 pm dramologist: @jasonbstanding You're kidding me...that's brilliant! Beats my view of South Norwood Hill! #HPTT

6:54:59 pm HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire #hptt ready to go. May have warmed up the nose and palate up. Good evening to all who are giving up 5 mins of extra sun.

6:55:00 pm cowfish: @jasonbstanding @lizbonline I no longer like you two #HPTT

6:55:00 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @themisswhisky @cowfish I lost the HP15 in the box, but like you said, the box smelt great! #HPTT

6:55:57 pm HighlandPark: @saint_jimmy great skills getting back on time. #HPTT

6:56:54 pm jonmbryant: Ready #HPTT http://t.co/uQcNDHKj

6:57:35 pm HighlandPark: @WhiskyDiscovery #HPTT sorry to hear that. Apologies from us at HP

6:57:42 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @jonmbryant: Ready #HPTT http://t.co/uQcNDHKj

6:58:23 pm S_Rob: All set! #HPTT

6:59:43 pm rodbodtoo: @TIA568B I expect you can summon up the 12 & 15 from memory #HPTT

6:59:52 pm jasonbstanding: Ready when you are. #HPTT

6:59:59 pm TheWhiskyWire: A very good evening & a warm welcome to all of our Tweet Tasters, followers & to Daryl Haldane, Global Brand Advocate at @HighlandPark #HPTT

7:01:20 pm HighlandPark: @jasonbstanding wow, great view!! Is that you yellow cab in the background?? Show off!! ;) #HPTT

7:01:33 pm TheWhiskyWire: So are we ready to kick off tonight’s Orcadian dramstravaganza? #HPTT

7:01:35 pm rodbodtoo: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Hola Steve! Good evening Daryl. I hope you chaps have it as lovely as it is here in Motherwell #HPTT

7:02:03 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @HighlandPark I've only ever tried the HP12 so mega excited to share these drams with you all #HPTT

7:02:21 pm S_Rob: @TheWhiskyWire Yes indeedy #HPTT

7:02:36 pm themisswhisky: Good evening all! Nice to think so many dramtastic people are sat down to try some @HighlandPark #HPTT

7:02:46 pm jasonbstanding: Tasting outdoors is all very interesting, but am worried about the seagulls now... #HPTT

7:02:46 pm S_Rob: RT @WhiskyDiscovery: @HighlandPark I've only ever tried the HP12 so mega excited to share these drams with you all #HPTT

7:02:58 pm HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire #HPTT great evening here, good evening all. Thank you Steve for the kind intro.

7:03:14 pm dramologist: i may have already gotten stuck into the 12YO... #HPTT

7:03:39 pm TheWhiskyWire: Let’s kick off with the first of tonight’s drams; Highland Park 12yr. What do you find on the nose? #HPTT

7:04:05 pm rodbodtoo: @jasonbstanding I'm at the back door in the evening sun. Dogs are chasing away the (mainly imaginary) seagulls #HPTT

7:04:34 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 12yr: 40% ABV – The first proprietary bottling of HP was a 12yr in 1979. It remains the core expression today. #HPTT

7:04:48 pm cowfish: @rodbodtoo @jasonbstanding The gulls started giving me a look so I retreated inside. I live nowhere near the sea #HPTT

7:04:48 pm LRWhisky: Anyone else wearing shorts for the #HPTT #summertime :-) ?!

7:05:06 pm WhiskyDiscovery: #HPTT five cleaned glasses, palate cleansed ready to go. Have heard good things about what I'm about to taste.

7:05:10 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 12YO Nose: Salt, sweet smoke, pine cones, honey, vanilla, coconut, banana bread #HPTT

7:05:12 pm whiskeywriter: @HighlandPark @thewhiskywire insanely jealous. #HPTT

7:05:21 pm rodbodtoo: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark @S_Rob indeed, it's a very good evening. Sunshine & a dram... #HPTT

7:05:45 pm dramologist: @LRWhisky certainly am... Billabong shorts even! #HPTT

7:06:15 pm S_Rob: Dense barely, and some sweet, red apple up front. Quite juicy, nice gentle citrus & faint wood smoke. #HPTT

7:06:17 pm jasonbstanding: 12yo has some kind of rounded sugary candy, but not toffee. Am not spending enough time in sweet shops to do this properly... #HPTT

7:06:34 pm rodbodtoo: Higland Park 12 Year Old. Elegant & floral. Gentle malty notes. No smoke yet... #HPTT

7:06:52 pm jonmbryant: Lots of honey and toffee on the nose for the year old #HPTT

7:06:52 pm WhiskyDiscovery: #HPTT Nose; Honey with a gentle peaty smokiness

7:07:05 pm HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire #HPTT correct.using about 25% first fill sherry casks. European oak is the predominant wood used.

7:07:45 pm TheWhiskyWire: Heather & honey, with a subtle wisp of a smoke infused bar of Fry’s chocolate cream. #HPTT

7:07:53 pm rodbodtoo: @dramologist @HighlandPark I get the salt - briney, like accidently swallowing a bit of seawater. Still no smoke. #HPTT

7:08:33 pm cowfish: #HPTT 12yo nose: Salted lemons, a whiff of charcoal dust, crunchy green apple, tropical fruit chews, unripe mango, beeswax and honey.

7:08:33 pm S_Rob: Little hints of clover/heather honey on the nose also #HPTT

7:08:43 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark 12YO: On the nose I'm getting lemon butter, salt & honeyed, sweet charcoal you get when baking a salmon fillet - #HPTT

7:08:59 pm dramologist: Really lovely alluring sweetness about it. Smells great! #HPTT

7:09:00 pm HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @themisswhisky @s_rob #HPTT I find smoke but gentle smoke. We can't get the pungent smoke that islay can.

7:09:11 pm jasonbstanding: If you rub a bit on the back of your hand (like I learned from @RonnieCoxRedSox) you get rich malty cereals #HPTT

7:09:12 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 12yo. STILL no smoke. Tons of very elegant feminine perfume (?Audrey Hepburn?) #HPTT

7:09:13 pm cowfish: #HPTT It's worth leaving the 12 to sit a while - it's changing quite a lot in the glass

7:09:30 pm themisswhisky: @rodbodtoo @dramologist @HighlandPark or gargling with salt water #HPTT

7:09:35 pm WhiskyDiscovery: #HPTT Yes getting some heather honey, and maybe even a slight salty air to it. Definite light smoke

7:09:37 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Really like the coal dust as a note, certainly there. #HPTT

7:09:50 pm dramologist: @rodbodtoo @HighlandPark That's interesting...salt and the smoke were the first two things that hit me when i opened the little bottle #hptt

7:09:56 pm galg: @WhiskyDiscovery #HPTT on here.

7:10:17 pm dramologist: @rodbodtoo @HighlandPark Not big smoke, but for me...noticeable #hptt

7:10:26 pm jasonbstanding: @S_Rob CLOVER! Nailed it! #HPTT

7:10:27 pm cowfish: @HighlandPark @rodbodtoo @themisswhisky @s_rob It's not a big smoke, more coal/charcoal/dead campfires #HPTT

7:10:39 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT 12yo nose raisin, honey and wisps of smoke

7:10:53 pm jasonbstanding: @lizbonline and I get a little smoke, but we think that's coming from next door's chimney #HPTT

7:10:56 pm S_Rob: A little under-ripe peach and faint brine now also. Still juicy and well balanced as you would expect #HPTT

7:11:06 pm HighlandPark: @themisswhisky @rodbodtoo @dramologist #HPTT I love the brine and honey combo. Sweet and slightly salty is a great combo.

7:11:21 pm S_Rob: @jasonbstanding Why thank you Sir. #HPTT

7:11:33 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 12: Very old salt crusted driftwood #HPTT

7:11:45 pm S_Rob: @cowfish @HighlandPark @rodbodtoo @themisswhisky Yeh I had it as a very subtle wood smoke but spent coal etc is better. #HPTT

7:12:11 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT anyone else get dark chocolate on the nose of the 12 yo? Or just me?!

7:12:12 pm rodbodtoo: RT @themisswhisky: @rodbodtoo @dramologist @HighlandPark or gargling with salt water #HPTT

7:12:21 pm jasonbstanding: The nose reminds me of a masculine, rich "bloke-soap" that my Dad had a bar of back in Australia. #HPTT

7:12:45 pm dramologist: Heather Honey and toffee now really coming to the fore #hptt

7:12:52 pm cowfish: @LRWhisky It's getting darker as it sits - a bit of fruit dark choc is starting to appear #HPTT

7:12:57 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @S_Rob I'm finding the sweet fruit on the nose now, thanks for pinpointing it #HPTT

7:13:12 pm HighlandPark: @LRWhisky get that too #HPTT

7:13:12 pm rodbodtoo: Whoops! Someone's spilt some honey on that driftwood #HPTT

7:13:14 pm TheWhiskyWire: @LRWhisky Defo some choc, Fry's Chocolate Cream for me. #HPTT

7:13:22 pm themisswhisky: On the palate, slight citrus (like sugared lemon) but so well rounded - filling the mouth despite its lightness; highly drinkable #HPTT

7:13:26 pm S_Rob: Maybe a little syrupy pineapple note here and there. Always strikes me as a fairly complex "entry level" bottling HP12 #HPTT

7:13:27 pm dramologist: @LRWhisky I do get a little chocolatey note...milk or dark, not sure #hptt

7:13:31 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @LRWhisky No chocolate, not yet anyhoo #HPTT

7:13:59 pm saint_jimmy: Getting some extra vergine olive oil at the 12 years old #HPTT

7:14:11 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @galg Are my tweets coming through? #HPTT

7:14:20 pm cowfish: #HPTT Now that there's some cocoa appearing it's getting a bit of chocolate lime to it.

7:14:28 pm dramologist: @jasonbstanding I want my soap to smell like this...or maybe thats not a good idea... #hptt

7:14:28 pm rodbodtoo: RT @HighlandPark: @themisswhisky @rodbodtoo @dramologist #HPTT I love the brine and honey combo. Sweet and slightly salty is a great combo.

7:14:29 pm galg: Ready with the 18 yo. #hptt @ Whisky Israel Towers http://t.co/lCdBd9OL

7:14:53 pm TheWhiskyWire: Moving on to the palate, what protruding pleasures do you pick up? #HPTT

7:14:59 pm rodbodtoo: @HighlandPark @themisswhisky @dramologist Aye, some of my favourite whiskies do that brine trick #HPTT

7:15:14 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @themisswhisky Me too! #HPTT

7:15:26 pm HighlandPark: @S_Rob tropical notes for me. American oak will give that for sure. Great balance. It has changed in the glass. #HPTT

7:15:59 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Not quite getting the cocoa here, still finding it quite syrupy. Wee hint of rubber floating around the edges now though #HPTT

7:16:00 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT Now I'm sensing some HP brown sauce on the nose??!

7:16:23 pm themisswhisky: @saint_jimmy Yes. The finish has this slightly dry, bitter quality but remains sweet - much like a good quality cold pressed olive oil #HPTT

7:16:33 pm S_Rob: @HighlandPark Aye, certainly getting towards the tropical side with the Pineapple and hints of peach. #HPTT

7:17:09 pm cowfish: @S_Rob Mine's been in the glass a while :) It's more fruity dark choc than cocoa, but with the citrus reminds me choc lime centres #HPTT

7:17:29 pm rodbodtoo: Initially a hit of golden syrup, then it dries out to spicy woody flavours #HPTT

7:17:37 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark @S_Rob see what you mean. Kind of like a pineapple upside down cake to me: sugary sweet but slightly tart from pineapple #HPTT

7:17:58 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 12YO Palate: wood, apples and pineapple, honey, seawater, lightly spiced #HPTT

7:18:09 pm TheWhiskyWire: More honied heather action, with granary toast smeared in smoked orange marmalade. #HPTT

7:18:25 pm themisswhisky: @cowfish Interesting - I'm not getting the cocoa or dark chocolate - maybe it'll open up...#HPTT

7:18:34 pm jasonbstanding: Pineapple upside-down cake! Yes! Perfect :) @themisswhisky #HPTT

7:18:40 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Aye, certainly both notes I find regularly in OB Highland Parks, particularly the 30 as it happens. #HPTT

7:18:41 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark 12YO Taste: rich and sweet. With caramel and Madeira. Dryish on the back of the tongue. Walnuts and dried almonds #HPTT

7:18:50 pm dramologist: @S_Rob @cowfish I see that very faint touch of rubber too #hptt

7:18:59 pm teamdb: How are we always behind the curve on these things. What does #HPTT stand for??!!

7:19:11 pm HighlandPark: RT @jasonbstanding: Pineapple upside-down cake! Yes! Perfect :) @themisswhisky #HPTT

7:19:47 pm cowfish: @dramologist I'm fairly immune to rubbery sulphur notes, as @S_Rob will attest #HPTT

7:19:55 pm rodbodtoo: Now the finish is more malty - very suggestive of medium hopped ale #HighlandPark12 #HPTT

7:20:01 pm dramologist: @TheWhiskyWire Yep, definately a marmalade note. Not too bitter though, how i prefer it! #HPTT

7:20:02 pm LRWhisky: @steveprentice We'll let you know what we think when we've tried them all! Might be a while! ;-) #HPTT

7:20:23 pm S_Rob: HP12 Taste: Big clover/heather honey on delivery with whisps of dry smoke and a building range of sweet fruit; sweet orange, 1/2 #HPTT

7:20:44 pm themisswhisky: As delicate as a ballerina whisping across the stage in Swan Lake - @HighlandPark 12 YO - #HPTT

7:21:01 pm S_Rob: 2/2 candied pineapple and sweet grape. #HPTT

7:21:06 pm TIA568B: Sorry I'm late, just in and just poured the 12YO, small measures tonight as I've not eaten yet #HPTT #JoysOfIT

7:21:12 pm rodbodtoo: @dramologist @S_Rob @cowfish rubbery? So young-ish ex-oloroso casks then? #HPTT

7:21:51 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @HighlandPark tastes divine, sweet and smooth, honeyed smoky spices #HPTT

7:22:00 pm S_Rob: Only the faintest of spice for me, little touch of liquorice. #HPTT

7:22:06 pm HighlandPark: @TIA568B I will need to send you another tasting book for all of these notes!!#HPTT

7:22:26 pm themisswhisky: @S_Rob Mmm I get the sweet red grape with addition of grape skin, which delivers that slight bitterness on the palate at the finish #HPTT

7:22:29 pm LRWhisky: Love the smoky dark choc orange on the palate! #HPTT

7:22:45 pm saint_jimmy: HP 12 YO, finish: Dried orange peel. Cacao powder. With a lingering taste of sweet smoke #HPTT

7:22:47 pm HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @dramologist @s_rob @cowfish all of our casks are ex oloroso. Both American oak and European. #HPTT

7:23:01 pm jonmbryant: Still getting hints of dark cocoa #HPTT

7:23:10 pm jasonbstanding: I'm getting a hint of rubber on the finish now. Quite dry, but there's definitely a persistent sweet component. #HPTT

7:23:26 pm S_Rob: @rodbodtoo @dramologist @cowfish Possibly, I'm annoyingly sensitive to sulphur sadly. #HPTT

7:23:27 pm dramologist: Dark choc and cocoa on the second sip #hptt

7:23:33 pm cowfish: #HPTT 12yo taste: Syrupy sweet burst to start, quickly moving to sour creamy wood, refresher chews, pineapple, cocoa and smoky orange rind.

7:23:42 pm rodbodtoo: Renosing the 12 year old. Lots of fresh cereal notes now. Like when corn is being threshed #HighlandPark12 #HPTT

7:23:42 pm TIA568B: @HighlandPark Yeah, trying to work my way through them! #HPTT

7:23:43 pm TheWhiskyWire: The next drop of drammage on our Tasting to do list is Highland Park 15yr. What do you pick up with regards to its nasal offerings? #HPTT

7:24:03 pm dramologist: Finishing sweet with a little waft of smoke. yum #hptt

7:24:57 pm S_Rob: HP12. Finish is nice, well intergrated and gently drying with a little toasted oak and soft ginger. A little soot #HPTT

7:24:57 pm galg: RT @HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @dramologist @s_rob @cowfish all of our casks are ex oloroso. Both American oak and European. #HPTT

7:25:00 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 15yr: 40% ABV – First released as a UK exclusive back in 2003, it is now available globally. #HPTT

7:25:20 pm TIA568B: HP 12 YO - A liquidised crunchie bar? Dark chocolate orange with a bit of a sea breeze thrown in for good measure #HPTT

7:25:30 pm jasonbstanding: Nosing my now empty 12yo glass I'm getting burnt pine shavings, like if you're operating a drill incorrectly. #HPTT

7:25:39 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 15 Year Old noticeably more intense than 12. Still as elegant but more muscular #HPTT

7:25:40 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Seems we are close this evening. #HPTT

7:25:41 pm HighlandPark: @TheWhiskyWire Chicago #whiskyfest his went down a storm. In demand but available in few markets. By keen to hear what you think. #HPTT

7:25:51 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @The WhiskyWire Sadly no HP15 this evening so will go back for seconds of the HP12 #HPTT

7:26:13 pm themisswhisky: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 15yr: 40% ABV – First released as a UK exclusive back in 2003, it is now available globally. #HPTT

7:26:32 pm dramologist: So many flavours picked up on the 12YO. Very impressive complexity for a £25 whisky. Brilliant entry level dram! #hptt

7:26:38 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire sadly don't have that handy. Will join on the 18. #HPTT

7:27:24 pm saint_jimmy: @rodbodtoo I find this more refreshing on the nose than the 12 YO #HPTT

7:27:40 pm rodbodtoo: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 15yr: 40% ABV – First released as a UK exclusive back in 2003, it is now available globally. #HPTT

7:27:46 pm saint_jimmy: @dramologist Agreed! #HPTT Well done @HighlandPark

7:27:51 pm lizbonline: I'm not an articulate whisky drinker but I know wot I like. @highlandpark 12, yumerama #HPTT

7:28:00 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @dramologist Totally agree with you there! #HPTT

7:28:03 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark 15YO: sharp sweetness at back of throat as soon as I nose it. Like a strawberry-rhubarb crumble...#HPTT

7:28:14 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 15YO Nose: I instantly note more heather and floral notes. I really like this! #hptt

7:28:14 pm S_Rob: Heh, and theres @cowfish's choc on the nose, for me almost like a good Madagascan bar with the citrus mingling. #HPTT

7:28:30 pm TheWhiskyWire: Light billowing whiffs of cindering hay bales, followed by a toffee & honey cuddle. #HPTT

7:28:50 pm jasonbstanding: This one smells a lot more 'green' than the last. In a colour sense, not as in "less ripe" #HPTT

7:29:12 pm themisswhisky: Then pineapple syrup (the juice leftover after the fruit's come out of a tin) along with sweet smoke...#HPTT

7:29:59 pm jonmbryant: Very sweet on the nose, very different to the 12 year old. #HPTT

7:30:13 pm rodbodtoo: @saint_jimmy Yes, agree. Fresher but also more intense. A clever trick @HighlandPark #HPTT

7:30:17 pm dramologist: Fruits are pineapples again, but sweeter this time...more tinned pineapple. And juicy lime character #hptt

7:30:23 pm themisswhisky: Think I need to go and smell a heather field - not a smell I grew up with so can't recognise it in these but intrigued all the way! #HPTT

7:30:30 pm HighlandPark: @cowfish @thewhiskywire not dis continued. Will still be available in the states and Nordics. #HPTT

7:30:47 pm dramologist: @TheWhiskyWire Yep, getting that hay note! #hptt

7:30:52 pm jasonbstanding: A lot more syrupy on the nose too. #HPTT

7:31:00 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT #HighlandPark15 On the nose I get chocolate cheese cake, smoked pears #Mmmm

7:31:03 pm cowfish: #HPTT 15yo nose: Strawberry ice cream, rhubarb and custards, floral meadows, sweetened grapefruit juice, honey, tropical fruit squash.

7:31:10 pm S_Rob: HP15. Nose: Quite a bit drier than the 12. Freshly cut kiwi and grape with a little apple peeling note. Soot, sweeter behind #HPTT

7:31:34 pm cowfish: @LRWhisky Choc cheese cake is spot on #HPTT

7:32:24 pm TIA568B: @HighlandPark 15YO Nose: Very subtle (or is it me), fruity, syrupy, still got that HP honey, but quite a subtle nose on this one #HPTT

7:32:24 pm TheWhiskyWire: What do you pick up on the palate, remember to try with and without a drop of water. #HPTT

7:32:41 pm S_Rob: A little blueberry which is nice...and quite unusual perhaps. #HPTT

7:33:09 pm jasonbstanding: Having said the 15yo's syrupy, it's drier on the fronts of my nostrils. You know, the bits where you find fingerprints usually. #HPTT

7:33:10 pm rodbodtoo: RT @dramologist: @TheWhiskyWire Yep, getting that hay note! #hptt

7:33:11 pm dramologist: @S_Rob yeah soot is an accurate description of that smoke note #hptt

7:33:12 pm themisswhisky: @cowfish definite tropical fruit squash - slight asparagus smell too for me #HPTT

7:33:16 pm HighlandPark: @saint_jimmy loving the dill note. Wonderful herbal character that changes from floral to herbal each time I nose it. Dill...:) #HPTT

7:34:07 pm rodbodtoo: @dramologist @TheWhiskyWire Me too! And now I'm getting the smoke. Burnt hay. #HPTT #HighlandPark15

7:34:13 pm dramologist: cooked apples, like in pastries #hptt

7:34:23 pm S_Rob: Cold coffee dregs far in the background. Seems we are getting some very varied notes on the 15yo #HPTT

7:34:27 pm lizbonline: @jasonbstanding has just showed me which bit he means! #HPTT

7:34:27 pm cowfish: @lizbonline You're only 1.5 whiskies in... #HTTP #HPTT :)

7:35:04 pm HighlandPark: @TIA568B slightly subtle on the nose. I think it still has that cereal not that we mentioned in the 12. Almost biscuit. #HPTT

7:35:43 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark 15YO: on the palate I get: toasted buttery brioche with some mango, creamy coconut rice & lemongrass #HPTT

7:36:01 pm rodbodtoo: HP15 Year Old. Quite a bit sweeter than the 12. Purer. A sweet solo rather than an ambrosial chorus #HPTT

7:36:20 pm jasonbstanding: The finish is reminding me of musk sticks. #HPTT

7:36:43 pm S_Rob: caramelised almonds perhaps, takes its time to open but some interesting complexities. #HPTT

7:36:48 pm galg: @HighlandPark #hptt what sort of wood is in the 15?

7:36:52 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 15YO Palate: More intense, fruit character stands out, much spicier than the 12. Cinnamon, vanilla #HPTT

7:37:30 pm jonmbryant: Sweet and lemony on the palate as I dive in! #HPTT

7:37:32 pm themisswhisky: Want to be sat on a beach watching a Thai sunset with this one - @HighlandPark 15YO - #HPTT

7:37:41 pm cowfish: #HPTT 15yo taste: Rich vine fruit, linseed oil, sweet citrus, tinned pineapple (with the tin), creamy malt and whisp of smoke. Fruity finish

7:38:25 pm dramologist: drying out with heather and herbal notes at the end, and a touch of cereal and wood #HPTT

7:38:34 pm S_Rob: HP15. Taste: Dry, soft smoke, kiwi, apple peeling, chopped walnuts and a little lemongrass. Berries in the background. Fresh leather #HPTT

7:38:56 pm rodbodtoo: 15 year old: Lots of yellow fruit notes now, syrup (with black pepper?), green/bitter note (like herb rocket) Complex! #HPTT

7:39:04 pm galg: @S_Rob when u say so, it sounds so yummy stuart ;) #HPTT

7:39:09 pm dramologist: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark mmmmmm... Bali Whisky #HPTT

7:39:19 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Getting the linseed oil on the nose also #HPTT

7:39:48 pm themisswhisky: On the finish, I get a gentle chilli kick - just lingering, not overpowering. My favourite kind of spice - @HighlandPark 15 YO - #HPTT

7:40:15 pm rodbodtoo: RT @cowfish: #HPTT 15yo taste: Rich vine fruit, linseed oil, sweet citrus, tinned pineapple (with the tin), creamy malt and whisp of smoke. Fruity finish

7:40:17 pm whiskysquad: We've not really tasted much @HighlandPark at #WhiskySquad so far... Must rectify that. #HPTT

7:40:31 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT #HighlandPark15 On the palate... Slightly lemony, slightly salty, smoky towards the end...

7:40:36 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT a lot of people think of this for early evening dramming. You can see why, slightly dry, floral and hints of toasted orange.

7:40:43 pm rodbodtoo: @cowfish Now that you've said that I get a little of the linseed oil. #HPTT

7:40:57 pm TheWhiskyWire: Let’s move on to our third whisky & the Highland Park 18yr. What does this dish up on the nose? #HPTT

7:40:58 pm TIA568B: HP15YO Taste: Guava and pineapples in a light syrup, malty, died coconut flakes, a bit of smoke, a lot there! #HPTT

7:41:24 pm jonmbryant: HP15 a cross between cadburys dairy milk, some lemons and stewed fruit #HPTT

7:41:27 pm S_Rob: Finish is gentle, softly sooty again and with some greenish tannins. Fennel seeds. #HPTT

7:41:33 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @HighlandPark Thanks for the Tie pin too, wore it at Whisky Live on Saturday and upset @the_nose! #HPTT

7:41:41 pm rodbodtoo: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark I said black pepper but I did hesitate over chilli... #HPTT #15YearOld

7:41:56 pm dramologist: Water brings out fresh green fruit characters on the nose, more limes, grapes and apples #hptt

7:42:03 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark What's the cost of the 15 YO? #HPTT

7:42:47 pm jonmbryant: @HighlandPark the 18 is one of my all time favourite whiskies #HPTT

7:42:55 pm saint_jimmy: HP 15: very fresh and fruity with a distinctive accent of spices. Fresh star anise. Even a small hint of yoghurt. Sounds like curry! #HPTT

7:43:08 pm themisswhisky: Sadly, I am sans 18 YO for #HPTT - shall sit back, drink some more 12 & 15, and listen to your musings...

7:43:27 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 18yr: 43% ABV – First released in 1997 #HPTT

7:43:39 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark 18 Nose, Soft dried fruit, butter shortbread, with rich sherry #HPTT

7:43:46 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire the 18 is one of my top 5 all time best whiskies. it's amazing. #HPTT, i will join you with this one!

7:43:49 pm rodbodtoo: Weird. 12 year old now sweeter than the 15. #HPTT #TastingIsAFunnyOldGame @HighlandPark

7:44:17 pm HighlandPark: @themisswhisky in the states it's around 65 dollars. Your first time trying this? #HPTT

7:44:27 pm jasonbstanding: When my sample pack arrived they were all rattling around inside - luckily none broke! #HPTT

7:44:51 pm galg: HP 18 nose: it's a perfume! wood and spices, engulfed with sherry goodness, some wee smoke,brine, nuts, cinnamon. quite a bit of wood! #HPTT

7:44:52 pm jonmbryant: “@galg: @TheWhiskyWire the 18 is one of my top 5 all time best whiskies. it's amazing. #HPTT, i will join you with this one!” agreed!

7:45:04 pm dramologist: @galg @TheWhiskyWire One of my faves too. Never fails to impress! #hptt

7:46:02 pm lizbonline: @jasonbstanding And it travelled all the way from London to Carradale on EASYJET!! #HPTT

7:46:06 pm saint_jimmy: HP 15, finish: oily, fairly greasy. Light notes of toasted oak #HPTT

7:46:06 pm WhiskyDiscovery: My first time ever for HP18 #HPTT

7:46:22 pm galg: if someone says he doesnt like whisky. give him some of the 18. he'll change his mind. i am sure. #HPTT

7:46:48 pm galg: @WhiskyDiscovery hey Dave, first time 18. what a moment. cherish this. your life will not be the same. #HPTT

7:47:14 pm rodbodtoo: Ahhh, Highland Park 18 Year Old. Mmmm. #HPTT

7:47:27 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 18YO Nose: First thing that hits me is the florals on the 15 have become rich, fragrant wood notes #HPTT

7:47:39 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT thank the 60% first fill sherry casks for the fruit. Huge european oak influence. Best Spirit in the world....?

7:47:49 pm saint_jimmy: First real tasting of the 18 years old. Had a very small sample once #HPTT

7:47:50 pm galg: what i really think the 18 shines is with balance. Cant get more balance than this dram. it has got it all. sweet, sherry, smoke, wood #HPTT

7:48:02 pm jonmbryant: Toffee, spice, oak, big and rich #HPTT

7:48:12 pm cowfish: #HPTT 18yo nose: Lots of fruit - green apple, tinned pineapple, kiwi, lime zest and sweet pastry, backed up with smoke coal smoke.

7:48:23 pm TheWhiskyWire: Fresh, floral, feisty & fruity waves carrying a raft of spiced toffee wonderment. #HPTT

7:48:42 pm galg: @saint_jimmy Marco, well it's about time. i'm through my 5th bottle of this. it's a dram i always find myself returning to #HPTT

7:48:43 pm lizbonline: All I'm getting on the HP18 is nuts. Better stop eating the cashews. #HPTT

7:48:53 pm galg: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Fresh, floral, feisty & fruity waves carrying a raft of spiced toffee wonderment. #HPTT

7:49:12 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire oh yea steve. talk whisky porn to us! #HPTT

7:49:20 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 18 Year Old: Briney, but with some dried out seaweed. Oil from the top of old oil paints Sweet honey. #HPTT

7:49:29 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @galg My life has changed completely since discovering #whisky at the end of 2010, it has become an obsession! #HPTT

7:49:34 pm dramologist: Creamy, dark chocolate, a bit of undergrowth and leather armchairs #HPTT

7:49:35 pm themisswhisky: Wow! The @HighlandPark 18 sounds amazing. Sad to be missing out. Will put onto my target list! #HPTT

7:49:43 pm cowfish: #HPTT I get lots of metal off the 18yo - like an empty pineapple tin...

7:50:03 pm S_Rob: Apricot notes already growing towards buttery pastry but tempered by a sweet/sour note of salted toffee. #HPTT

7:50:16 pm jonmbryant: @HighlandPark Maybe! Almost? Not many standard distillery bottlings come close #HPTT

7:50:42 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Graphite power or the like for me #HPTT

7:50:46 pm dramologist: Ripe tropical fruits and a touch of dried fruit too #HPTT

7:50:47 pm saint_jimmy: HP 18, nose: heather, baked butter, hazelnuts, foam (the floating stuff they use for kids in swimming pools) & earthiness #HPTT

7:50:50 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT I love the cherry note that comes through in the 18. Stoned fruit, almond, light smoke. Goodnight!;)

7:50:57 pm jasonbstanding: @cowfish That's cos they put all the pineapples in the 12 & 15. Tin's empty now! #HPTT

7:51:05 pm galg: @HighlandPark It damn is one of the 10 top drams out there IMHO. at this price tag anyways, few come near. perfection in a glass #HPTT

7:51:13 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 18: Floral notes very like the 12. But with a fruity blossom thrown into the mix #HPTT

7:52:11 pm S_Rob: Ah, lovely almond flour note now and a very faint thread of spent cigar. #HPTT

7:52:35 pm rodbodtoo: I'm tasting the same bitter herb note in the 18 as the 15. Finish is longer, sweeter - less pepper this time, more menthol #HPTT

7:53:01 pm themisswhisky: @jasonbstanding @cowfish Haa haa - I was trying to think of something witty and you beat me to it! #HPTT

7:53:06 pm S_Rob: @galg Yep, always a fan of the HP 18. #HPTT

7:53:26 pm TheWhiskyWire: How do you find this one on the palate? #HPTT

7:53:41 pm galg: RT @S_Rob: @galg Yep, always a fan of the HP 18. #HPTT -- >and right so! if i might add. a stunner. ;) i've tasted 100's of drams yet

7:53:51 pm WhiskyDiscovery: I've just added a droplet of water to the HP18 which immediately released the floral notes on the nose Stunning! #HPTT

7:54:22 pm TIA568B: ME: #HPTT 18 YO very fresh and fruity, great for a Spring evening like tonight, a bit of honey comb, some of the wood is coming through

7:54:24 pm jasonbstanding: The nose is like a really sugary apricot jam! That's why it reminds me of my granny. (i.e. her jam, not cos she was 18) #HPTT

7:54:42 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire Oh mama. a symphony of flavours, led by sherry, fruit and briny spiciness that lasts. a great deal of wood in here 2. #HPTT

7:54:52 pm S_Rob: HP18. Taste: Quite some black cherry at first. A hint of rubber that I dont like too much. Growing spicey. #HPTT

7:54:58 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT #HighlandPark18 Luxuriant palate, dark cherry, velvet dark chocolate. #lovely #stunning

7:55:10 pm galg: RT @LRWhisky: #HPTT #HighlandPark18 Luxuriant palate, dark cherry, velvet dark chocolate. #lovely #stunning

7:55:32 pm jonmbryant: Layers of marzipan, red fruits, the finest coco powder and grated honeycomb. A melody of deliciousness. #HPTT

7:55:56 pm jasonbstanding: @themisswhisky You stick to great tasting notes; I'll supply the dumb jokes. #HPTT

7:56:06 pm TheWhiskyWire: A rich rewarding Orcadian rumpus of toffee, honey, spice & all things nice. Some apples & custard also coming through #HPTT

7:56:17 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 18YO Palate: Rich spicy wood, buttery, orange cake, burnt citrus peel #HPTT

7:56:25 pm TIA568B: #HPTT 18 YO very fresh and fruity, great for a Spring evening like tonight, a bit of honey comb, some of the wood is coming through, lovely!

7:56:50 pm rodbodtoo: @S_Rob It's very spicy, isn't it? Gotta love the oak! #HPTT

7:56:58 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT left to right. Refill American, refill euro, first fill American, first fill euro. Samples of each. http://t.co/IEx3T9tk

7:57:10 pm S_Rob: Doesnt live up to the nose for my tastes. Some chocolate raisin, charred wood, tablet, fresh nutmeg. #HPTT

7:57:25 pm dramologist: Just found a mosquito tucking in to my arm. He must know what I'm drinking #HPTT

7:57:35 pm saint_jimmy: Highland Park 18YO, finish: long with dry, earthy and spicy notes leading into some tannin #HPTT

7:57:58 pm S_Rob: @saint_jimmy Aye, could see that. Its not a huge sulphur hit but certainly there. Throwing things off for me a little. #HPTT

7:58:01 pm cowfish: #HPTT 18yo taste: Big and sweet with sour coal dust, limes, bitter herbs, rhubarb, touch of marzipan, menthol & cinnamon. Water sweetens.

7:58:12 pm saint_jimmy: HP 18YRS, taste: peach, caramel, honey walnuts and nice dark red wine. A bit more bitter than the 15yo. Hurray for the complexity #HPTT

7:58:21 pm WhiskyDiscovery: RT @dramologist: Just found a mosquito tucking in to my arm. He must know what I'm drinking #HPTT

7:58:32 pm jasonbstanding: What's the story on chill filtering at @HighlandPark ? #HPTT

7:58:47 pm galg: @S_Rob not really sensitive to sulphur myself #HPTT

7:58:49 pm HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @s_rob #HPTT first fill will spice you up!! Clove, nutmeg notes. Celebration of Quercus Robur!

7:59:05 pm jonmbryant: @HighlandPark 18. Proper good. #HPTT

7:59:20 pm wamthomas: @rodbodtoo Sounds fucking lovely. I've only ever had the 12yo. Always loved it though. Almost as much as Springbank. #HPTT

7:59:52 pm DavindeK: @WhiskyDiscovery A worthy dram, Dave. You reporting back on your take on it? #HPTT

8:00:11 pm rodbodtoo: HP18 opening up, freshening: a sea breeze in your face as you chew on a toffee you earlier dropped on some scorched oak shavings #HPTT

8:00:17 pm galg: @DavindeK yo Davin, will you join us? #HPTT

8:00:26 pm themisswhisky: @cowfish I am intrigued by "sour coal dust" - is this coal dust that has gone off? Or coal dust and lemons mixed? ... #HPTT

8:00:33 pm S_Rob: Finish is quite herbal, tarragon and light mint. Some firm tannins but softening all the time. Tobacco leaf. #HPTT

8:00:39 pm jasonbstanding: Oh my word, that really is something, isn't it. I'll stop thinking about accusing you all of hyperbole. #HPTT

8:01:00 pm team_MaT: RT @HighlandPark: #HPTT left to right. Refill American, refill euro, first fill American, first fill euro. Samples of each. http://t.co/IEx3T9tk

8:01:11 pm AncRider: Would love a taste of the 25, 30 and Thor! RT @dramologist: Psyched to be part of the @HighlandPark Taste Tweet. #HPTT http://t.co/FB18cv3B

8:01:19 pm DavindeK: RT @WhiskyDiscovery: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark 18 Nose, Soft dried fruit, butter shortbread, with rich sherry #HPTT

8:01:23 pm cowfish: @themisswhisky Coal dust and limes. Reminds me of the smoke I get from young Caol Ilas #HPTT

8:01:45 pm rodbodtoo: RT @fr1day: Just opened Twitter and you'd swear there was a @HighlandPark tasting going on... Wait a minute - there is! ;) Enjoy guys #HPTT

8:01:46 pm jasonbstanding: Billy's got a wealth of coal-related experience from his time down t'pit. #HPTT #ItsTheBlackLungPop #Thatcher #etc

8:02:01 pm dramologist: Water brings out the chocolate, good quality honey, toffee, still with that salty tang #HPTT

8:02:09 pm HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @s_rob #HPTT these oils are flavour. We don't drop the temp any lower than we need to. Oils are the flavour.

8:02:11 pm cooperedtot: @S_Rob #HPTT You're killing me. It's sounds so good and I'm here at work dry as a bone.

8:02:30 pm lizbonline: @atombarr Well, the whisky isn't here all week, that'll last till about 9 pee em at a push. #HPTT

8:02:40 pm galg: RT @HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @s_rob #HPTT these oils are flavour. We don't drop the temp any lower than we need to. Oils are the flavour.

8:03:07 pm S_Rob: RT @HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @s_rob #HPTT these oils are flavour. We don't drop the temp any lower than we need to. Oils are the flavour.

8:03:23 pm rodbodtoo: @HighlandPark @s_rob Nutmeg. Now you say it, I see that's what I'm tasting. Excellent! #HPTT

8:03:34 pm galg: Too bad my 21 is all gone. will have to wait for the 25 :) #HPTT

8:04:03 pm HighlandPark: @galg @rodbodtoo @s_rob #HPTT and texture.

8:04:08 pm TheWhiskyWire: Time to move onto our next dram & the Highland Park 25yr. What do you nasaly deduce from this? #HPTT

8:04:26 pm cowfish: @galg That's next - we don't have any 21 either :) #HPTT

8:04:54 pm dramologist: is it just me or does the water really round off the palate? (not that it needed it anyway!). A wonderful silky texture now #HPTT

8:05:27 pm lizbonline: I made an overly bicarb'ed batch of honeycomb last month. @highlandpark 18 smells like that and tastes nothing like it. #HPTT

8:05:29 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire Ok let's pour! #HPTT 25

8:05:46 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 25yr: 48.1% ABV – First released in 1998 #HPTT

8:06:00 pm LRWhisky: @HighlandPark Love the #HighlandPark18 First time I've tried it and it lived up to its hype! Will be getting a bottle! #HPTT

8:06:24 pm galg: @HighlandPark can u tell us about casks for the 25? what's different from the 18? #HPTT @TheWhiskyWire

8:06:44 pm galg: @LRWhisky @HighlandPark it does. a bottle is a must in every bar. #HPTT

8:06:53 pm S_Rob: Hmmm this batch of the 25yo is not what I remember. Pretty rubbery/earthy sulphur up-front. Great if thats your thing. #HPTT

8:07:21 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark 25 years old: Almond paste is the first thing that comes to mind! #HPTT

8:07:21 pm rodbodtoo: Ok the 18yo is really opening up now: honey enriched gravy, rubbery menthol sweeties (Fishermans Friends?), digestive biscuits #HPTT

8:07:44 pm cowfish: @S_Rob I reckon you've got a different batch to me then - I get flowers and fruit. A proper Robson dram... #HPTT

8:07:45 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT big brother of the 18, European oak containing 50% first fill casks. The nose is fantastic, can't wait to see what you think.

8:07:45 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP25 Another first and number 67 in my short journey. Is this all a dream? #HPTT

8:07:48 pm dramologist: rinsing the glass...even the rinsing water tastes good! mint choc #hptt

8:08:24 pm whiskeywriter: RT @cooperedtot: @S_Rob #HPTT You're killing me. It's sounds so good and I'm here at work dry as a bone.

8:08:44 pm themisswhisky: Briney sweetness akin to the 12 year old but with baking soda and toasted walnuts...#HPTT

8:08:50 pm S_Rob: As the sulphur lifts off theres some nice notes of pears poached in red wine, fig jam, stewed damsons. #HPTT

8:09:08 pm DavindeK: @WhiskyDiscovery Well HP 18 is pretty hard to top. Balance, like Gal says and very complex. Taste any honeycomb? #HPTT

8:09:15 pm HighlandPark: @galg @thewhiskywire slightly more first fill in the 18. Hence the spice. #HPTT

8:09:15 pm TheWhiskyWire: A toffee led nasal implosion of smoked bourbon, rye spice, fennel & toasted walnuts. #HPTT

8:09:24 pm dramologist: @S_Rob yeah i get a bit of that sulphur, and loads of golden syrup #HPTT

8:09:32 pm galg: RT @HighlandPark: @galg @thewhiskywire slightly more first fill in the 18. Hence the spice. #HPTT

8:09:34 pm themisswhisky: @rodbodtoo Yes! Fisherman's friends right at the back of the throat - kind of that aspartame sweetness...#HPTT

8:09:52 pm jonmbryant: The 25 is layers of ripe apples and more chocolate. Perhaps you should collaborate with Cadburys! #HPTT

8:10:00 pm S_Rob: @galg A type of plum :-) #HPTT

8:10:17 pm jasonbstanding: Tonight my notes all seem to involve my family! The 25yo reminds me of the smell of furniture lacquer in Dad's shed (+ the wood). #HPTT

8:10:18 pm themisswhisky: Revised nose: Salty sweet, with Fisherman's Friends, baking soda, toasted walnuts and men's aftershave...#HPTT

8:10:53 pm rodbodtoo: I'm just going to keep on with the 18 Year Old. Or I might go & re-read my notes from the ONE time I tasted the 25 @Highland Park #HPTT

8:10:55 pm lizzie_taylor: RT @HighlandPark: #HPTT big brother of the 18, European oak containing 50% first fill casks. The nose is fantastic, can't wait to see what you think.

8:11:00 pm cowfish: #HPTT 25yo nose: Fig, apple, sweet lime, marzipan, sweet pastry, wax polish, hint of cooling spice (mint/menthol/clove), dry wood.

8:11:09 pm HighlandPark: @galg @thewhiskywire should be more honey and butterscotch. Luxury vanilla ice cream, with that nutmeg lingering again. #HPTT

8:11:18 pm dramologist: Sherry notes are coming through strong, cherries, figs, salt water, walnuts #HPTT

8:11:35 pm galg: the 25 is a bit thicker, more spice in it, and sweeter, with less brine. #HPTT

8:12:07 pm galg: @S_Rob yea, thick damson :) #HPTT

8:12:13 pm jasonbstanding: 25yo also has a whiff of hard-candy Easter eggs. Holiday eggs. Bank holiday weekend eggs. Whatever. #HPTT

8:12:22 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark What is the casking on the 25?? #HPTT

8:12:25 pm LRWhisky: Ironically the boys from http://t.co/VxrSky4y are in the dining room... Enjoying #HPTT though!

8:12:41 pm HighlandPark: @galg @thewhiskywire texture is thicker. Almost creamy. #HPTT

8:12:49 pm galg: sherry is king, as well as butterscotch chocolate, tons of cinnamon here. Tons. #HPTT

8:12:51 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark @galg @thewhiskywire yeah, loving that butterscotch note #HPTT

8:12:53 pm TIA568B: Struggling to keep up tonight, this should be a sport! #HPTT

8:12:59 pm rodbodtoo: @galg @S_Rob A kind of plum which is very hard to come by except as jam, in my experience #HPTT

8:13:00 pm S_Rob: Some old polished oak and nutmeg building. Sulphur is certainly flashing off and leaving a rich, well oaked and fruity profile. #HPTT

8:13:01 pm jonmbryant: Butterscotch, coco, caramelised sugar. Got to love this nose 25YO #HPTT

8:13:02 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP25 Nose; smokey vanilla bourbon notes, old polished wood, more honey and nutty toffe. very rich #HPTT

8:13:27 pm themisswhisky: @jasonbstanding Mini Eggs (?) #HPTT

8:13:42 pm cowfish: @S_Rob That's why I'm letting mine sit for a bit before trying - not had a whiff of sulphur all night #HPTT

8:13:50 pm S_Rob: @rodbodtoo @galg We have them growing close by, my darling wife tends to stew them down and make jam indeed :-) #HPTT

8:14:01 pm saint_jimmy: HP 18, nose: First of hints of almond paste. Followed by in cinnamon and port stewed pears. Followed by mocca and bonbons #HPTT

8:14:21 pm TIA568B: So much going on with the 25YO, spicy, nutmeg, fruity, woody, mint chocolate chip ice cream, honey ofc, woody, a bit of dunnage #HPTT

8:14:25 pm dramologist: @TIA568B I know what you mean...I'm in a daze! #HPTT

8:14:42 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT 50% first fill casks. Big European oak influence, very well balanced between the 2 wood types.

8:14:43 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Its still there (you know me, if theres a whiff I do, sadly, tend to find it) but vastly diminished. #HPTT

8:14:59 pm LRWhisky: Ironically the boys from http://t.co/VxrSky4y are in the dining room... Enjoying #HPTT though! http://t.co/b4rT9z88

8:15:08 pm dramologist: @WhiskyDiscovery yes! nutty toffee! Peanut brittle? #HPTT

8:15:08 pm HighlandPark: RT @jonmbryant: Butterscotch, coco, caramelised sugar. Got to love this nose 25YO #HPTT

8:15:16 pm jasonbstanding: The finish has a big cinnamon burst that fades away leaving the wood, sweet and polish flavours. #HPTT

8:15:35 pm S_Rob: Some dark brown sugar notes now. #HPTT

8:16:12 pm galg: RT @jasonbstanding: The finish has a big cinnamon burst that fades away leaving the wood, sweet and polish flavours. #HPTT - OH YEA!

8:16:27 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark 25 YO palate: wandering through a pine tree forest after a rain, eating a honeyed plum in the sun & smoking a cigar...#HPTT

8:16:44 pm dramologist: wood smoke just wafts over the lot...wow #HPTT

8:16:46 pm TIA568B: @rodbodtoo @WhiskyDiscovery @Dramologist Tiny measures for me as I'm still in my work clothes and I've not eaten since 12ish! #HPTT

8:16:49 pm cowfish: @S_Rob I spoke to soon - definitely a touch of struck match on the palate of the 25yo #HPTT

8:16:55 pm TheWhiskyWire: Impressive on the nose, how does it compare on the palate? #HPTT

8:16:58 pm jasonbstanding: This is kind of like an old, dry style of dark rum. Noice! #HPTT

8:17:21 pm S_Rob: HP18yo Taste: All on the dark fruit jams, brown sugar. Wood spice; cinnamon, fragrant cardomom...faint rubber now #HPTT

8:17:26 pm galg: @cowfish @S_Rob i very much like the matches notes in whisky. i dig it. seriously. #HPTT

8:17:50 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Yep, get it also, of course...sigh #HPTT

8:18:08 pm lizbonline: Wow, the 25 sure is different. And the finish - it disappears and then hovers around, almost a little beery #HPTT

8:18:18 pm TIA568B: @themisswhisky I'm a guy, I can't multi-task like that, but interesting way to spend a sunny day! #HPTT

8:18:31 pm S_Rob: HP25yo Taste: All on the dark fruit jams, brown sugar. Wood spice; cinnamon, fragrant cardomom...faint rubber now #HPTT @galg ;-)

8:18:32 pm HighlandPark: @jonmbryant another @HighlandPark that develops in the glass. From fresh fruits to caramelised muscovado sugars. #HPTT

8:18:36 pm cowfish: @galg @S_Rob I rather like a bit of sulphur, but not when it gets scary and rubbery. Luckily I'm not particularly sensitive to it #HPTT

8:18:43 pm dramologist: I can notice the slight increase in alcohol, a bit of a prickle on the side of the tongue, #HPTT

8:19:33 pm dramologist: @jasonbstanding yeah i can see the similarities too, the big oak influence. It is really becoming the dominant feature now #HPTT

8:20:03 pm jonmbryant: @HighlandPark indeed! Cracking all round. Consistently great across the whole range too! #HPTT

8:20:08 pm S_Rob: @cowfish @galg All this said, its largely gone on the nose for me. All replaced by sweet, jammy dark fruit in the main. #HPTT

8:20:20 pm TIA568B: @galg @cowfish @S_Rob I remember offending someone by saying their whisky tasted of lit matches and I loved it because of that! #HPTT

8:20:28 pm jasonbstanding: Just found out the 30yo is nearly 200 squid a bottle! Do I drink this, or flog it on eBay... #HPTT

8:20:30 pm cowfish: #HPTT 25yo taste: Big rich dried fruit, hint of struck match, sulphur, underlying wood smoke, soft brown sugar, cinnamon, liquorice root

8:21:08 pm S_Rob: @TIA568B @galg @cowfish Suits certain whiskies for sure. Like such notes in Karuizawa but can find them difficult. #HPTT

8:21:14 pm cowfish: @TIA568B @galg @S_Rob It's a very divisive flavour - I like it, but some won't even have a lightly sulphury bottle open near them... #HPTT

8:21:43 pm WhiskyDiscovery: Just added a drop of water to the HP25 which immediately softened with an immense vanilla surge #HPTT

8:21:44 pm jonmbryant: The 25 is very jammy on initial inspection. And then it just explodes with ripened raspberries and strawberries. #HPTT

8:22:18 pm dramologist: sultanas, dried apple, lots of vanilla, coconut husk, #HPTT

8:22:19 pm TIA568B: The only thing that comes to mind with the finish of the @HighlandPark 25 year old is CANDYFLOSS! Is it just me? #HPTT

8:22:24 pm jasonbstanding: After giving the finish a few minutes to develop, I'm getting some pine resin. #HPTT

8:23:26 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark 25YO, taste: No real smoky notes. Lovely syrupy texture. Notes of nougat and orange marmalade. Allspice and clove #HPTT

8:23:51 pm S_Rob: Almost at its end :-) #HPTT http://t.co/Qa8mUhgs

8:23:51 pm GemmaLDunn: #HPTT tasty indeed! Im loving your idea of a twitter tasting @jasonbstanding @lizbonline oh and the view looks a-maze-ing!!

8:24:05 pm jasonbstanding: A drop of water in the 25yo and on the nose I'm suddenly thinking Chinese Roast Pork! As a note, not a menu selection. #HPTT

8:24:10 pm themisswhisky: @TIA568B @HighlandPark Hmmm I get sweetness but not a candyfloss sweetness...intriguing...#HPTT

8:24:14 pm S_Rob: @jasonbstanding Great note, spot on. #HPTT

8:24:35 pm HighlandPark: @HighlandPark @jasonbstanding it does have that Demerara, old school Guyana body and texture. Sweetness on the lips. #HPTT

8:24:35 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @JoeFHolmes I just love whisky and each new sensation is cherished, and most I want to go back too, HP will be one I will return to #HPTT

8:25:40 pm cowfish: #HPTT the 25 year old is a very old skool tasting whisky - not the sort of thing you get much of around these days. Elegant wood.

8:25:42 pm HighlandPark: @WhiskyDiscovery @joefholmes you will be very welcome. #HPTT

8:26:08 pm galg: RT @cowfish: #HPTT the 25 year old is a very old skool tasting whisky - not the sort of thing you get much of around these days. Elegant wood.

8:27:34 pm rodbodtoo: @HighlandPark @jasonbstanding That's it! I'll drink old Demerara rum #HPTT http://t.co/Ec7pFAwP

8:28:22 pm JoeFHolmes: @WhiskyDiscovery sounds good, I'll have to add a bottle to my collection #HPTT

8:28:49 pm TheWhiskyWire: Time to move up the dramming rung & move onto the Highland Park 30yr. Lets nose away. #HPTT

8:29:13 pm jasonbstanding: Very elegant, I agree. I think water roughens the palate up a bit though. Wish I hadn't done that. #HPTT

8:29:28 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP25 Getting a light whiff of a quality pipe smoke now it's coming to an end #stillpinchingmyself #HPTT

8:29:38 pm jasonbstanding: Oh and there's the struck match. #HPTT

8:29:46 pm galg: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Time to move up the dramming rung & move onto the Highland Park 30yr. Lets nose away. #HPTT

8:29:54 pm jonmbryant: What a night! #hptt @thewhiskywire http://t.co/W5Ic8aIt

8:30:13 pm galg: RT @jonmbryant: What a night! #hptt @thewhiskywire http://t.co/W5Ic8aIt

8:30:15 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park 30yr: 48.1% ABV – First released in 2005 #HPTT

8:30:31 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 30YO Love the colour, and the legs that cling to the glass #HPTT

8:30:49 pm jasonbstanding: @lizbonline still purring about the 12yo... think we've found a nice xmas present there... #HPTT

8:31:20 pm TheWhiskyWire: RT @jonmbryant: What a night! #hptt @thewhiskywire http://t.co/W5Ic8aIt

8:31:24 pm jonmbryant: @TheWhiskyWire cannot wait. Been excited for weeks!! #HPTT

8:31:24 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @jasonbstanding I love struck matches! but have not experienced it in the whisky :( #HPTT

8:31:32 pm jasonbstanding: Hmm, although I suppose tweeting it to her somewhat ruins the element of surprise. #dumbarse #HPTT

8:32:40 pm cowfish: @WhiskyDiscovery Did you try the Berry Bros Blue Hanger at #WhiskyLive? That was stacked with matches... / @jasonbstanding #HPTT

8:32:53 pm saint_jimmy: The @HighlandPark 30 is a check off my list of Ian Buxton's "101 whiskies to try before you die". This one is number 86, 15 to go! #HPTT

8:32:57 pm dramologist: @whiskysquad session idea: different types of sugar&their equivalent whiskies...muscavado, demarara...i have no idea about any of them!#HPTT

8:33:01 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @jasonbstanding @lizbonline I agree the HP12 is a stunning dram and #bangforyourbuck #HPTT

8:33:05 pm S_Rob: HP30. Nose: Ah, my favourite of the range. Lots of candied orange and kumquat. Heather & fresh copper. Sweetend lime juice. #HPTT

8:33:17 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT all refill casks here for the 30. 3/4 European oak sherry casks.

8:33:41 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark Interesting first nose of 30YO: ketchup, salt & vinegar crisps and coca cola bottle sweets...#HPTT

8:34:18 pm galg: Glad I had those two handy. #hptt @ Whisky Israel Towers http://t.co/PY9pOd8P

8:34:25 pm rodbodtoo: @WhiskyDiscovery @jasonbstanding Struck matches is something I associate with good sherried whiskies. But also less sweet #HPTT

8:34:25 pm cowfish: @themisswhisky Cola bottles - yes. One of my fave whisky notes... #HPTT

8:34:47 pm jasonbstanding: 30yo: farkinell, that's even MORE furniture-polishey! That's gonna be wood, isn't it? Maybe it's more furniture than polish. #HPTT

8:34:55 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @cowfish @jasonbstanding No missed that, spent too long in the Classic Malts lounge missed too much when I read back through the prog. #HPTT

8:35:09 pm S_Rob: HP30. Nose 2: Growing more tropical; under-ripe mango and sweet melon. A little seaside, very fresh for its age. #HPTT

8:35:14 pm TheWhiskyWire: mmmmmm, caramel covered raisins & the freshly baked warm waft of Danish pastries. #HPTT

8:36:09 pm galg: Ok : HP 30 here we go. Nose: candied orange peel, cinnamon, grass, citrus on the edge, yet plenty of sherry there too #HPTT

8:36:12 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @jasonbstanding Absolutely! #HPTT

8:36:14 pm jonmbryant: @TheWhiskyWire danish with or without VAT?! ;-) #HPTT

8:36:16 pm themisswhisky: @highlandpark 30YO palate: chewing on a cinnamon stick just after it's been released from a cup of hot milk, then slight cherry finish #HPTT

8:36:18 pm dramologist: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark yep definitely coke bottles. And a whiff of bitters #HPTT

8:36:47 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 30 Year Old: super-elegant masculine perfume (James Bond?) spilt onto millionaires raisins #HPTT

8:36:54 pm cowfish: #HPTT 20yo nose: Sweet and floral, unripe peach & mango, sweet buttery pastry, marzipan, cola bottles, metallic tang, sticky cherries...

8:38:08 pm S_Rob: @cowfish Back in line again here :-) #HPTT

8:38:12 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 30: Can you still get Cadbury's Old Jamaica chocolate? Cos this whisky reminds me of it most intensely. #HPTT

8:38:17 pm lizbonline: @jasonbstanding It's Mr Min! Pity* you foreigners haven't had this up your nostrils http://t.co/exxjprfk #HPTT *not a pity

8:38:31 pm themisswhisky: @themisswhisky @highlandpark Got ahead of everyone with tasting notes...shall retweet when appropriate :) #HPTT

8:38:35 pm dramologist: plenty of sweet notes - caramel, glazed fruit, apricot jam. But there is that interesting tang there too. Complex! #HPTT

8:38:47 pm galg: 30 year old nose : also getting plenty Kirsch #HPTT plum,

8:39:01 pm jasonbstanding: That's weird you're all getting cola bottles - I'm more on Sherbert Lemons? #HPTT

8:39:08 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP30 and number 68 of my short experience. Thick cut marmalade and polished wood then the sherry comes through #HPTT

8:39:08 pm HighlandPark: American oak once again having its say. Although outnumbered it still pokes through with pineapple cube sweetness and sweet melon. #HPTT

8:39:46 pm cowfish: @jasonbstanding That's because your nose is broken. You should send me all of your whisky so as not to waste it on a broken nose #HPTT

8:40:30 pm TIA568B: The nose on the 30 YO really gets your attention, so much going on there! Also getting the cola bottles, furniture polish and v fruity #HPTT

8:40:50 pm saint_jimmy: Is it just me or is Twitter having hiccups? #HPTT

8:40:52 pm rodbodtoo: @themisswhisky My grandad used to buy it. But I never saw it myself #ChocolateOfYore #HPTT

8:40:55 pm jasonbstanding: @cowfish Sounds fair. I don't really have a use for it anyway. #guesshowmanybottlesiveboughtthisweek #HPTT

8:40:56 pm TheWhiskyWire: I’m sure we’re all very eager to taste so let’s do just that. What do you pick up on the palate? #HPTT

8:41:03 pm S_Rob: Polished oak building on the nose. Polished with beeswax, lovely. #HPTT

8:41:34 pm lizbonline: HP30y/o I get cherries. Probably the ones you get in cocktails and chase around with your straw #HPTT

8:42:08 pm jasonbstanding: Ok, this might prove controversial, but on the nose I've got the vaguest whiff of that glue they use to fix tennis shoes. #HPTT

8:42:25 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP30 still on the nose, Spicy dried fruit, less vanilla but more citrus #HPTT

8:42:36 pm rodbodtoo: Oh yeah, furniture polish. Furniture polish to turn Pinocchio into some sort of weird fetishist #HPTT #30yo

8:42:45 pm S_Rob: HP30. Taste: Some quite fresh oak on delivery but quickly followed by many notes from the nose; mango, papaya, wax, copper, leather. #HPTT

8:43:19 pm dramologist: Palate: aromatic wood notes. shoe polish...in a good way! #HPTT

8:43:39 pm rodbodtoo: RT @S_Rob: Polished oak building on the nose. Polished with beeswax, lovely. #HPTT

8:43:39 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT @HighlandPark 30 dark dark chocolate on the palate. Cocoa and spice. Nutmeg again, more orange, soft peat.

8:43:50 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark 30YO, nose: Dark chocolade, burnt sugar, honey and soft smoke #HPTT

8:43:50 pm jonmbryant: The 30 is everything I had hoped for. Stewed fruit, rich spices, like coming in from the cold to a real home fire. Magical #HPTT

8:44:19 pm S_Rob: Then turning a quite spicey with some fresh tannins, vanilla, ginger, star anise. #HPTT

8:44:31 pm rodbodtoo: @S_Rob Nah, it's polish with chocolate. ** thoughtful pause ** Hmmm, I sense a niche market opening up #HPTT

8:45:06 pm galg: HP 30 : oh mama. wood in piles, sherry, and plum jam mixed with chocolate truffle, whispering earthy peat, cinnamon, nutmeg, fruit., #HPTT

8:45:27 pm HighlandPark: @saint_jimmy could not agree more. Balanced, @HighlandPark 30, like a gymnast...perfectly balanced. #HPTT

8:45:34 pm lizbonline: Right, on the palate it's all about the Singapore Sling - ginger ale, cherries, alcohol, zing. #HPTT

8:45:41 pm dramologist: maybe even a touch of oyster sauce #HPTT

8:45:48 pm S_Rob: RT @jasonbstanding: Finish is reminding me of dry ginger ale! (illicitly swigged from dad's secret stash in the shed) #HPTT

8:45:52 pm rodbodtoo: Ho boy that's good whisky. So much wood! But all of it lovely. #HPTT #30yo

8:47:31 pm rodbodtoo: @jasonbstanding I don't know that smell, but the solvent component of furniture polish might be analogous. #HPTT

8:47:38 pm HighlandPark: @galg @saint_jimmy when you compare them you see the chocolate and plum notes are similar.down to the European oak working its magic. #HPTT

8:48:16 pm WhiskyDiscovery: HP30 Just divine, nose, taste and the company of all of the #HPTT crew.

8:48:37 pm galg: RT @WhiskyDiscovery: HP30 Just divine, nose, taste and the company of all of the #HPTT crew. - Cant agree more. it's a stunning dram.

8:48:53 pm cowfish: #HPTT 30yo taste: Sweet marzipan, sherry fruit, sour spice, Cinnamon Grahams, good maraschino cherries, polished wooden floors, woody spices

8:49:14 pm galg: HP 30 finish is very long : chocolatey, cherries, wood, spice. wee peat. #HPTT

8:49:25 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark 30YO, taste: Full bodied, very spicy. Liquorice. Soy sauce. Burnt sugar develops towards toffee and caramel #HPTT

8:49:30 pm LRWhisky: #HighlandPark30 #HPTT earth, peat, fire, smoke, dark sherried fruits. A bear hug of a dram!

8:49:59 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 30 Year Old. I just got the same syrup sweet note as in the 12yo & 18. @HighlandPark #HPTT

8:50:21 pm jasonbstanding: @galg You said that before. #getit #weepeat #soundslikerepeat #hptt

8:50:29 pm S_Rob: Always really enjoy the @HighlandPark 30 and this time is no exception. Great mix of fresh and very mature notes. #HPTT

8:50:55 pm lizbonline: Back to the nose on the HP 30 y/o, but this time with a little water. All I smell is croissants. #somebodybringmeabakedgood #HPTT

8:51:17 pm galg: RT @S_Rob: Always really enjoy the @HighlandPark 30 and this time is no exception. Great mix of fresh and very mature notes. #HPTT

8:52:21 pm WhiskyDiscovery: “@LRWhisky: #HighlandPark30 #HPTT earth, peat, fire, smoke, dark sherried fruits. A bear hug of a dram!” Totally Agree with you, awesome

8:52:59 pm TIA568B: I need to drink @HighlandPark more often! The only bottle I own is unopened (and not an official one), some great drams so far! #HPTT

8:53:03 pm TheWhiskyWire: Time to move onto our dramming finale with a drop of the recently released Thor. What do you pick up on the nose? #HPTT

8:53:17 pm rodbodtoo: HP30 Chocolate raisins (the raisins were previously soaked in, oh, I don't know, GOnzales Byass Matusalem #RareExpensiveSherry ) #HPTT

8:53:41 pm wamthomas: @rodbodtoo You're killing me! #RareExpensiveSherry #HPTT

8:53:54 pm jasonbstanding: @HighlandPark The 25 & 30 aren't cask strength are they? Is it a weird coincidence they're both 48.1%? #HPTT

8:54:01 pm HighlandPark: Hammertime!! #HPTT

8:54:12 pm galg: @TheWhiskyWire sadly none for me now. i will just drool and read your notes ;) #HPTT

8:54:13 pm WhiskyDiscovery: Now nosing my empty glasses of HP12, HP18, HP25 & HP30 #HPTT

8:54:22 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park 30: Cheap instant whip chocolate pudding (this is a good thing - it's a childhood nostalgia experience) #HPTT

8:54:26 pm saint_jimmy: RT @HighlandPark: Hammertime!! #HPTT

8:54:29 pm themisswhisky: @highlandpark 30YO: chewing on a cinnamon stick just after it's been released from a cup of hot milk, then slight cherry finish #HPTT

8:54:35 pm TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park Thor: 52.1% ABV – The first release from the new Valhalla collection. Released in 2012 #HPTT

8:54:45 pm galg: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Highland Park Thor: 52.1% ABV – The first release from the new Valhalla collection. Released in 2012 #HPTT

8:54:47 pm dramologist: @LRWhisky That tasting note sounds like it could come from the best ever episode of Captain Planet! #HPTT

8:55:03 pm themisswhisky: Very beautiful dram. Couldn't agree more with others. Loving the 30 year old and will savour it as who knows when I'll try it again! #HPTT

8:55:22 pm ElLocoGonzales: HP30 Chocolate raisins (the raisins were previously soaked in, oh, I don't know, GOnzales Byass Matusalem #RareExpensiveSherry ) #HPTT

8:55:52 pm TIA568B: What's that tape on the HP Thor bottle called? I need to get some #HPTT

8:56:22 pm cowfish: @TIA568B I think that's parafilm #HPTT

8:56:46 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @LRWhisky Just amazing! But loving the banter of the #HPTT crew tonight #stillpinchingmyself

8:57:49 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park Thor. I wouldn't have expected this of the God of Thunder, but, it's ELEGANT. And Flowers. #HPTT

8:58:23 pm HighlandPark: Thor is made to represent that qualities of the Norse legend. Epitomising his strength, power and sometimes simple nature. #HPTT

8:58:24 pm cowfish: #HPTT after the last 5 whiskies the Thor is seeming a bit more restrained than I remember...

8:58:31 pm Slaintemhor4All: RT @HighlandPark: #HPTT @HighlandPark 30 dark dark chocolate on the palate. Cocoa and spice. Nutmeg again, more orange, soft peat.

8:58:50 pm jasonbstanding: @cowfish How are you so wise? I shall now come to you with all coalmining and adhesive tape related enquiries I have. #HPTT

8:58:51 pm dramologist: Great nose on the Thor. I get lots of citrus zest, lemons, and a good dose of those soot aromas #HPTT

8:59:00 pm lizbonline: I'm drinking a whisky called Thor. I've always been a fan of the word 'thaw'. 'thawed' is funnier, 'thawing' funnier still. #HPTT

8:59:08 pm S_Rob: Thor. Nose: demerara sugar and foam bananas...coal smoke. Sultana, caramel on choux pastry. #HPTT

8:59:40 pm TheWhiskyWire: Forest fruits, ginger nut biscuits, smoked mango & a rasher of bacon being singed on a beach barbecue. #HPTT

8:59:52 pm TIA568B: @rodbodtoo That was my first impression too, very light and elegant on the nose #HPTT

9:01:12 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @JoeFHolmes Just opening the Thor now, but HP25 is winning the empty glass nose so far #HPTT

9:01:12 pm jonmbryant: Thor. Very different nose for me: fresh mint, some banana and wood spice. #HPTT

9:01:30 pm S_Rob: Crystalised ginger and subtle honey roast ham. Burnt heather. #HPTT

9:01:58 pm HighlandPark: There is more to this character. A sensitive side. Guarding Asgard, ushering fallen warriors. A subtle sweetness brings this to life. #HPTT

9:02:28 pm dramologist: Ginger and spice, brown sugar, and a bit of that @HighlandPark salt #HPTT. And i like the bacon rasher note! @TheWhiskyWire

9:02:31 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park Thor. a bitty spiritous, then fresh barley notes. Or maybe oats - Whoah! Now it's salty. #HPTT #ChameleonDram

9:03:14 pm TIA568B: Very fruity and floral, a whisp of smoke, definitely some ginger, sweet, but maybe not honey this time? #HPTT

9:03:23 pm jasonbstanding: I always mix up Asgard and Asda. Shouldn't. There are no heroes in Asda, fallen or otherwise. #HPTT

9:03:35 pm cowfish: #HPTT Thor nose: Spirity to start then brine, lime & apple skin, ginger, woody spice, earthiness, forest floor leaves and a hint of mint

9:03:46 pm LRWhisky: “@whiskydr: McKayFlooring produce wrld’s first whisky scented floor polish http://t.co/VZB89U0G ” Do they have the @HighlandPark 30?! #HPTT

9:03:50 pm WhiskyDiscovery: Fresh zesty nose on the Thor certainly much lighter than the previous HP30 as I would have expected #HPTT

9:04:27 pm cowfish: @jasonbstanding There are many heroes in my local Asda. They go to work every day & smile despite the wave of humanity they deal with #HPTT

9:04:36 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark Thor, nose: tropical fruits. Banana. Bublicious. A hint of ginger and thyme #HPTT

9:04:48 pm jasonbstanding: Thor's nose has those sweetie bananas. #notasentenceithoughtiwouldeversay #HPTT

9:05:02 pm S_Rob: Water has drawn out spiced citrus and buttery grain. #HPTT

9:05:11 pm WhiskyDiscovery: Still nosing the Thor, but getting a salty after taste from the HP30 #hptt

9:05:18 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark Thor Palate: Jamaican Ginger cake, a bit of pot pourri florals, more citrus, spice and some char #HPTT

9:05:30 pm rodbodtoo: Now the Highland Park Thor is turning to green freshly cut barley. Still elegant. I can see why one might say simple. #HPTT

9:05:59 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark And getting banana too - but banana with a sugary syrup over top...#HPTT

9:06:07 pm TheWhiskyWire: What does it dish up on the palate? #HPTT

9:06:20 pm rodbodtoo: RT @jasonbstanding: Thor's nose has those sweetie bananas. #notasentenceithoughtiwouldeversay #HPTT

9:06:30 pm S_Rob: Quite earthy as well, some top soil. #HPTT

9:06:56 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark Phew! Blown away - tastebuds in retreat (in a good way). Thor packs a mighty old punch! #HPTT

9:07:03 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT this is the first release from the Valhalla collection. http://t.co/ItiHX6EF worth seeing what Thor has to say.

9:07:07 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT #Thor For me on the nose, smoke, salt and with hints of fresh cabbage in the background bizarrely

9:07:31 pm dramologist: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark The water has brought out the banana for me. Very ripe, soft bananas #HPTT

9:08:07 pm HighlandPark: @dramologist #HPTT great notes...candied ginger. More nutmeg too.

9:08:08 pm InWithBacchus: All this @HighlandPark talk is making me feel left out. Someone Thor me! #hptt

9:08:14 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark when my taste buds adjust, I get zesty lime and coriander, with a hint of lemon...#HPTT

9:08:27 pm rodbodtoo: Highland Park Thor: the sweet syrup note just popped up. Then back to the green stuff. Mmmm, nice creamy texture. Hot #HPTT

9:08:32 pm TheWhiskyWire: A ginger fest of stem, bread & freshly chopped. Mango puree, baked peaches, salted caramels. #HPTT

9:08:33 pm S_Rob: Thor. Taste: Earthy, dense delivery. Some estery banana that seems almost a little new make like. Fresh leather, dry walnut skin #HPTT

9:08:54 pm HighlandPark: @themisswhisky Thor does not punch....he hammers!! #HPTT :)

9:09:21 pm dramologist: I prefer the Thor with a bit of water. It's mouthfilling, citrus, banana, fresh pineapple, loads of spice and buttery notes. #HPTT

9:09:35 pm jasonbstanding: @cowfish Every time I go into Asda it reminds me of S-Mart, but no sporting goods or chainsaw section. And there's more zombies. #HPTT

9:09:58 pm cowfish: #HPTT Thor taste: Hot and spicy, ginger and cinnamon, muddy smoke, salty caramel, oranges & lemons. Water adds polished wood and sweetness.

9:10:20 pm cowfish: @dramologist Definitely agree on the water - more fruit, more sweetness, less over the top spice #HPTT

9:11:02 pm Mooley: @jasonbstanding @cowfish #HPTT you guys are making me feel left out! I want some Thor now ;)

9:11:06 pm rodbodtoo: Added a wee splash of water: Thor now says, "Chocolate banana sweeties. And barley broth" #WeirdDiet #HPTT

9:11:11 pm S_Rob: Some cocoa powder, ginger again and gentle wood smoke building through the mid-palette. #HPTT

9:11:42 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark W H2O Thor is still sharp but spice comes out more - the spice you get from cinnamon & nutmeg w a pile of black pepper #HPTT

9:12:12 pm S_Rob: RT @cowfish: @dramologist Definitely agree on the water - more fruit, more sweetness, less over the top spice #HPTT

9:12:20 pm themisswhisky: @themisswhisky @HighlandPark @cowfish And ginger! That's it - ginger, chilli, cinnamon and nutmeg but slightly sweet too! Phew! #HPTT

9:12:51 pm dramologist: That ginger keeps coming back. It's great! #HPTT

9:13:20 pm jasonbstanding: Thor: palate reminds me a bit of wet river stones. #HPTT

9:14:00 pm TheWhiskyWire: @dramologist absolutely! #HPTT

9:14:03 pm rodbodtoo: RT @dramologist: That ginger keeps coming back. It's great! #HPTT

9:14:12 pm TIA568B: @dramologist Yup, really is like ginger cake! #HPTT

9:14:43 pm saint_jimmy: @HighlandPark Thor, taste: baked banana with icing sugar. Fresh lemons and ginger #HPTT

9:14:45 pm cowfish: @jasonbstanding I definitely agree with that - mossy with a hint of salty minerals #HPTT

9:14:47 pm rodbodtoo: @dramologist To me it's more a cinammon spice - sweeter & softer than ginger. It's good! @HighlandPark Thor #HPTT

9:14:47 pm LaurenceRothman: RT @HighlandPark: #HPTT this is the first release from the Valhalla collection. http://t.co/ItiHX6EF worth seeing what Thor has to say.

9:15:10 pm themisswhisky: So much whisky goodness! #HPTT http://t.co/8RXqbEiX

9:15:22 pm S_Rob: Thor. Finish: still quite spicey but also fairly soft, ginger growing candied, white pepper, cocoa dust. Bark and moss. #HPTT

9:15:39 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @dramologist I'm getting that Jamaican Ginger Cake now and very nice it is too #HPTT

9:16:05 pm saint_jimmy: Highland Park Thor, finish: fresh and lingering. With notes of cinnamon and nutmeg #HPTT

9:16:23 pm jasonbstanding: How far is the Valhalla collection going to go? I feel for whoever's got to market "Snotra". http://t.co/x1OwT7Up #HPTT

9:16:42 pm S_Rob: @cowfish @jasonbstanding Quite limestone like for me. Certainly mossy #HPTT

9:17:03 pm rodbodtoo: @HighlandPark I know it's just a relative thing, but after the 30 Year Old, Thor seems as light & fresh as a grain whisky #HPTT

9:17:18 pm WhiskyDiscovery: There's a sweet peppery finish to this Thor #HPTT

9:17:19 pm dramologist: @rodbodtoo I know what you mean. I'm thinking ginger cakes and gingernut biscuits. Definitely on that sweeter side #HPTT

9:17:31 pm jasonbstanding: Ooh! You're all right! With water it bursts into a cinnamony ginger cake! Great call. #HPTT

9:17:39 pm rodbodtoo: RT @jasonbstanding: How far is the Valhalla collection going to go? I feel for whoever's got to market "Snotra". http://t.co/x1OwT7Up #HPTT

9:17:55 pm dramologist: RT @jasonbstanding: How far is the Valhalla collection going to go? I feel for whoever's got to market "Snotra". http://t.co/x1OwT7Up #HPTT

9:18:42 pm TheWhiskyWire: @dramologist @rodbodtoo It's a feisty ginger threeway, love it! #HPTT

9:18:54 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT #Thor Strong Earl Grey tea... In a mug.

9:19:23 pm WhiskyDiscovery: So Thor is No.69 of my journey to date. It could have been No.70 if HP had made it through to WhiskyDiscovery's den. #HPTT

9:19:36 pm TheWhiskyWire: So what's been everyones dramming highlight of the night? #HPTT

9:20:46 pm S_Rob: Well, a very enjoying @TweetTastings with the 30yo as the standout for me. Really enjoyed the nose on the 15yo though. #HPTT

9:20:48 pm jasonbstanding: Definitely getting like white pepper on the finish, but it could be hot cinnamon. #HPTT

9:21:11 pm cowfish: @TheWhiskyWire For me it's been the 18 - excellent balance of fruitiness, light smoke and rich sherry. Now I need to try the 21yo... #HPTT

9:21:16 pm dramologist: @TheWhiskyWire @rodbodtoo A menage a trois of ginger? haha. there's a line for the @HighlandPark Marketing Team #HPTT

9:21:19 pm jonmbryant: @TheWhiskyWire For me. The 30. Lived up to every expectation. A privilege to taste and now need to find a spare £200. #HPTT

9:21:42 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @TheWhiskyWire HP25 is currently winning the empty glass nose, but HP30 is starting to get very close to it #HPTT

9:22:00 pm jeffry33: RT @HighlandPark: #HPTT this is the first release from the Valhalla collection. http://t.co/ItiHX6EF worth seeing what Thor has to say.

9:22:08 pm S_Rob: @cowfish @TheWhiskyWire Aye, the 18 was dependably good as always :-). Well worth tasting the 21 also, very good stuff. #HPTT

9:22:21 pm saint_jimmy: Fancy a beer now! #HPTT

9:22:25 pm jasonbstanding: Tonight's had so many highlights - learning about @cowfish 's coalmining past, for starters - but my top dram was the 25yo. #HPTT

9:22:53 pm cowfish: @saint_jimmy I've already opened my post tasting beer :) #HPTT

9:22:59 pm rodbodtoo: @TheWhiskyWire The 30 Year Old. Intensity, complexity, all those wood notes #HPTT

9:23:11 pm dramologist: @HighlandPark 18 has it all. Brilliant dram! 30 and Thor were both fantastic. #HPTT

9:24:18 pm dramologist: Huge wraps for the @HighlandPark 12 too. Incredible value and I would enjoy a dram of it any day of the week. #HPTT

9:24:25 pm TIA568B: Dram of the night was either 30YO or Thor for me, will go back and revisit them tomorrow night (not on an empty stomach) #HPTT

9:24:26 pm LRWhisky: #HPTT 12yo stands proudly by its big brothers! Impressed on nose, taste and price! Best of the night 30yo big, bold and beautiful

9:24:40 pm rodbodtoo: @TheWhiskyWire ... but realistically, the 18 year old is my price range. And, it tasted much better tonight than at previous tastings #HPTT

9:24:41 pm jasonbstanding: Although the 18 runs 2nd for me. Thor possibly 3rd once you have water in the equation. #HPTT

9:25:13 pm HighlandPark: #HPTT probably not the ginger 3-way/manage a trois....hopefully the whiskers stole the show???

9:25:33 pm TheWhiskyWire: I think we’re almost done with tonight’s tasting. A huge thanks to all our Tweet Tasters & indeed to all those who followed. #HPTT

9:26:19 pm TIA568B: Thank you very much @TheWhiskyWire & @HighlandPark , sorry I've not been as vocal as usual, will revisit the drams soon and post notes #HPTT

9:26:31 pm jasonbstanding: This has been loads of fun! Can't wait to join in on another one. And I feel v. fortunate tasting in such splendid virtual company. #HPTT

9:26:37 pm TheWhiskyWire: Not forgetting of course a massive thanks to Daryl Haldane, for taking part and tweeting in on the action. #HPTT

9:26:38 pm themisswhisky: @HighlandPark #HPTT - great to tweet with you all! Happy dramlaxing til next time we speak!

9:26:49 pm jonmbryant: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Great night. Great whisky. Best tweet tasting so far. Thanks again. Loved every moment! #HPTT

9:27:08 pm rodbodtoo: Very interesting to see all the family resemblances & differences. An illuminating tasting @HighlandPark #HPTT

9:27:23 pm dramologist: Thanks @HighlandPark, and thanks Steve @TheWhiskyWire. Really enjoyed it! Looking forward to joining in with future tastings! #HPTT

9:27:30 pm jonmbryant: RT @TheWhiskyWire: Not forgetting of course a massive thanks to Daryl Haldane, for taking part and tweeting in on the action. #HPTT

9:27:33 pm S_Rob: Im off guys, thanks again @TheWhiskyWire and @HighlandPark for being around to answer questions. A very enjoyable range. #HPTT

9:27:47 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @TheWhiskyWire I think it will be the HP18 for me, but the HP12 is a stunning dram and will always recommend. #HPTT

9:28:26 pm rodbodtoo: @TheWhiskyWire Cheers Steve - a good one. & thank you Daryl #HPTT

9:28:37 pm HighlandPark: RT @jonmbryant: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Great night. Great whisky. Best tweet tasting so far. Thanks again. Loved every moment! #HPTT

9:29:36 pm WhiskyDiscovery: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Thank you so much for the opportunity to join you all this evening. #HPTT

9:29:54 pm rodbodtoo: @jasonbstanding Cheers Jason. Nothing better than a quick-fire exchange of tasting notes #HPTT

9:29:59 pm HighlandPark: @rodbodtoo @thewhiskywire thank you all for a great evening!! #skal #HPTT

9:30:26 pm dramologist: I've got 6 nights of @HighlandPark goodness to look forward too #HPTT http://t.co/JOFRnaqi

9:30:57 pm rodbodtoo: @TIA568B @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Photos too I hope? #HPTT

9:32:50 pm cowfish: @TheWhiskyWire @HighlandPark Top work folks - ta muchly #HPTT

9:39:35 pm TheWhiskyWire: Once again a huge thanks to all that took part in tonight's #HPTT Now to pour another drop of the 25yr. #PostTweetTastingDramlax

9:40:07 pm Thor_Valhalla: Congratulations to all those mighty souls who braved tonights @HighlandPark Twitter tasting... Thank you to @TheWhiskyWire #HPTT

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