Highland Journey is a new blended malt from Hunter Laing & Co. , inspired by a train journey in the 1950’s, when Stewart Laing’s father took him to the Highlands to visit distilleries, thus igniting his passion for whisky.
Highland Journey is a blend of only malt whiskies from Highland distilleries such as Blair Athol, Clynelish and Teaninich, and as is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks.
Nose: Feels rather young and fruity, with a lot of apple schnapps (and some pear), on top of vanilla and cereal backbone, Caramel and spices, with a pinch of pepper. light and crisp.
Palate: Just as in the nose, quite sweet and creamy with vanilla, apples, cereals and grains, caramel and some fudge and bubble-gum, in addition to some waxy notes one often relates to highland malts (well, some of them anyways)
Finish: Not very long but very nice with chocolate and mocha on top of vanilla notes.
This is a lovely session whisky : It’s not ground breaking, but it’s very enjoyable as a daily dram for the summer/spring, and it does give the better blends a good fight, and it’s a good entry point for those beginning their journey into the Malt whisky world.