Without a doubt Highland Park would rate in my top three favorite distilleries if I were to compose such a list. The twelve year old is very smoky without being hot; in fact, it is smoky without even being peaty. The smoke is reminiscent of something else entirely: bonfire, maybe, or a fireplace. Incredibly rich mouthfeel. Enormously pleasant notes of orange, honey, heather, and Drambuie-like herbalness. Finish shows an ocean swell of saltiness, like hearing the call of the sea. Without a doubt in the Island style and superbly delicious. One of my favorites.