Highland Park 12 Old and New Review


Info: I bought a bottle for christmas as I really like Highland Park when I’m not in the mood for Islay and the 12 is a nice all around crowd pleaser. I have had it again and again over the last years and while I was posting some of my older Highland Park reviews, I saw my review of the HP12 from more than two years ago and hence I figured it will be fun to have a new review of the rebranded HP 12 side by side with a review from two years and about 200 reviews ago. Bear in mind that this is not (!) a side by side of the old and new bottling and that most if not all of potential difference are most likely due to me and my tastebuds changed and that I had one or two drams in between which might changed my perception and preferences a wee little bit… Continue reading

Annual r/scotchswap Mystery Swap Mysteries


Every year there is a big mystery swap over at one of the best – if not the best – places to try new things. Reddit’s very own r/scotchswap is a subreddit dedicated only to the swapping of samples. It’s fun, you should join too!

Anyway, /u/sonofcroesus sent me four mysteries and I tried to decipher what they are. Here are the results: Continue reading