Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 90 points

Highland Park Spirit of the Bear. Image courtesy Highland Park/Edrington.This is a no-age-statement travel retail exclusive, and the nose is smoky with a mild peatiness, crystallized ginger, muted spices, vanilla, and a hint of peaches. The taste is smoky and spicy with peat and black pepper balanced by ginger, grilled fruits, and vanilla – while the smoke and spice lasts and lasts through the finish. (September, 2018)