This month's spotlight is on Highland Park Magnus.
Magnus is a new single malt scotch in Highland parks core lineup. This is not a limited edition offering, and is here to stay. Thankfully too, because this dram is fantastic for what it is.
Light Orcadian peat; the signature HP floral style. Bold and rich, but easily approachable. Heather honey upfront, peat on the end. Other staple flavors include a little dried fruit flavor, along with a hint of sea salt. Slightly sweet along with a nice bit of malt in there.
While this doesn't have the most depth out there, and any Scotch connoisseur can taste the lack of age, I have to say for a Highland Park NAS Single Malt Whisky, this is an amazing every day Scotch in this price range, especially if you are a Highland Park fan.
I would rate it a 9/10.
Color: Light golden, clear and bright (average color tint 11.0)
Aroma: Lemon | Vanilla sponge cake | Caramelized pineapple | Aromatic peat smoke | Sweet violets
Taste: sweet vanilla, overlaid with our distinctive aromatic smokiness.
Finish: butterscotch and some wine and a hint of smoke.
Availability: In Stock
40% ABV 750ml