NOSE: I dram slowly and so a good nosing is quite important. This glass turned up the volume on Full Volume and was phenomenally better than other glasses I’ve tried to date. In the cradle the citrus packed more lemons and the vanilla was stronger and creamier. I nosed and nosed and nosed and...
PALETTE: The opening of the cradle is wide enough that you can nose while sipping. That works well for a whisky such as this where the nose and palette are in perfect synchronicity. The citrus and creamy vanilla grow stronger as the Highland peat and touches of oak come forth. Curious how it will be when the nose and palette are uniquely different.
FINISH: The cradle has little effect on this because I let the whisky linger in my mouth as it rolls across my tongue and when it’s time is finished the glass is long forgotten. The peat and oak make their strongest statement at the finish.
CONCLUSION: A whisky glass can make a significant difference — this one wins by a nose. I look forward to cradling another Full Volume already in my bunker. Plus, I look forward to all Highland Park’s future, reasonably-priced, special releases in the Cradle Glass.