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Highland Park Magnus | Kevin Rye.net - Whisky

Kevin Rye

Geek Extraordinaire. Yeh, I said it.

Highland Park Magnus

OK, this is the Highland Park I've been waiting for. I know I cannot pass up a bottle, but I've had my eye out for this one. The cheapest Highland Park I can find around me is the 12-year, and even that costs $54 at my local store. I used to pay $45, but the price has been slowly creeping up. When Highland Park announced the new MAGNUS with an MSRP of $39.99, I got excited.

It's only available in the US, so for once, we get our hands on an exclusive.

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So how is it? It's pretty damn good. It's very light in color; not like any of the other many Highland Parks that I've had. It has a very light flavor, similar to a 10 year Glenmorangie, but it has that signature smoky finish you'd expect from Highland Park. It's definitely a younger whisky, but at $40 a bottle you can't complain. I prefer the 12 year, but at $40 a bottle, this could definitely become my go-to everyday whisky.