We had different plans for this evening – a much anticipated combined night with our Bombay Malt & Cigar gents… However it was not do be so what to do instead?
We thought why not reach into our bars and see what was available to share…
Here is what we unearthed:
- Highland Sweet – Glenmorangie Dornoch 43% – A classic Glenmorangie with a lightest hint of smoke
- Highland Salt – Old Pulteney Dunnet Head 46% – A proper Old Pulteney with every element in balance – sweet, salt with light smoke and spice too!
- Highland Peat – Ardmore Triple Wood Peated 46% – Smokey caramelized bananas
- Highland Hint – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend 43% – Flavourful and fabulous, a perfect peaty sweet blend
It turned out every bottle could be purchased (at one time) at duty-free and yet each was certainly a cut above the standard travel retail fare.
It also just so happened that each had a touch of smoke… from a mere hint with the Old Pulteney and Glenmorangie to a more pronounced puff of peat with the Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend and Armore Triple Wood Peat.
In an unplanned twist, all three single malts were also from Highland distilleries… with the delightful Compass Box blend a terrific foil with some highland whiskies too.
Overall it proved to be a most enjoyable quartet and a good reminder to not dismiss what you may find when perusing airport wares – at least in some select airports around the world!
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