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Highland Park Dinner at Coast Restaurant, Vancouver BC

(Part of Hopscotch 2008)

November 12, 2008

Reviewer: Jackie

We arrived at the restaurant and were shown upstairs to a great area for hosting private parties!  We were given cocktails while we waited for dinner.  Of course… Highland Park mojitos.


First Course

Highland Park 12 yo

Tartare of Ahi & Albacore tuna, fresh cut potato chips

A good match, chips were nice and salty, the crunchy cucmber added good texture.

Note that the September 2008 12 yo contains 6 out of 50 casks that were older than 30 years!


Main Course

Highland Park 18 yo

Seared Queen Charlotte sablefish with forest mushroom and parmesan risotto

Another excellent pairing – rich risotto needed the bolder 18 yo.  Note the average age of the casks in the 2008 18 yo was 27 years! These guys don’t mess around.


Dessert Course

Highland Park 25 yo

House made Apple Strudel with vanilla gelato

Great paring, the apple strudel goes well with the caramel sweetness of the 25 yo.  I much prefer the 30 yo to the 25 year old….but still, the 25 yo is very enjoyable.


Apres Course

Highland Park 40 yo

The 40 yo is 48.3%.  A very mellow whisky…..I would not have guessed it was a Highland Park in a blind tasting.  I still prefer the 30 yo old…..still has the “signature” HP tastes!