Highland Park 18YO was awarded the ultimate accolade in 2005, when US spirits writer F. Paul Pacult named it “The Best Spirit in the World”. The 18 year old won an unpreccedented double when the exercise was repeated in 2009. The nose of Highland Park 18YO displays characteristic toffee sweetness and an almond nuttiness reminiscent of marzipan. The finish is prolonged, full with a smoky aftertaste. When enjoying the Highland Park 18YO, both sides of the tongue should tingle. After 2-3 seconds your mouth will dry. Then for the important part; 3-4 seconds later your mouth will water. This is unique in the world of spirits as no other spirit can make your mouth dry and then water, other spirit will dry your mouth to a finish or make your mouth water and then dry. The finish is gently smoky aftertaste.