Type: Single Malt
Bottler: S. & J.D. Robertson Group Ltd.
Score: 96 points
The Dragon is a series of bottlings from Highland Park casks acquired each year by an entrepreneur on Orkney until the distillery stopped selling casks several years ago, and these are difficult to find but well worth the effort. The nose on the 1961 bottling is smoky and heathery with honey, vanilla, coconut, and a hint of allspice. The taste is thick, spicy, and rich with great pepperiness, honey, vanilla, coconut, and banana notes. The finish is long and smooth with good soft spices. Outstanding! (April, 2013)