quote:Originally posted by Board-O:
I doin't get all the praise people are heaping on the Highland Park 12 and 18. They're good values, but relatively boring to me. I guess they're easy to like, especially for those for whom the Islays are too sharp.
I feel the exact same way. Like Macallan, Highland Park has become a victim of overproduction. I tasted a late 1990s Macallan 12yo against a modern 12yo and the difference is like night and day. Same with the 18yo and Highland Park 12yo and 18yo.
I can appreciate what Michael Jackson did for the whisky industry, but his endless praise for Highland Park and Macallan has led to a major drop in quality.