Today we will take a look at Highland Oil Company, which is a relatively new brand that arrived at my local dispensary. This is the first time trying this company, which currently offers a variety of concentrates throughout select dispensaries in California. This week, I picked three different types of concentrates from Highland Oil Company, which is their Shiskaberry cured sauce, Guava Kush cured resin, and Purple Berry live resin. For this review, I’ll take a look at the pros and cons of Highland Oil Company’s live and cured resin concentrates.
Recommendations: Potency could be improved for live resin while the flavor could be improved for cured resin/sauce.
Guava Kush is a balanced hybrid strain between Guava and OG Kush that appeared in competition for the 2014 Cannabis Cup. The Guava Kush cured resin has the consistency of sugar with a wake and bake session or during creative daytime activities. Overall, I felt this was just as tasty as golden yellow hue. The aroma and taste of this Guava Kush cured resin are sweet, tropical, and earthy with tangy hints of guavas, mangos, and pineapples. The effects of Guava Kush felt euphoric, relaxing, and focused as this felt great for a Loudpack Extracts, but felt slightly tastier than Dimebag Concentrates. The THC-A % of Guava Kush is 86.36% and Delta 9 THC % is 1.02%.
Shishkaberry comes from an unknown origin yet won second place for best Indica at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2001. Shiskaberry is an Indica dominant hybrid cross between DJ Short Blueberry and an unknown Aghani strain. The aroma and taste of Shiskaberry is sweet, fruity, and spicy. It has hints of berries from the Blueberry and hints of floral earth from the Afghani.
The effects of Shiskaberry felt calm, relaxing, and euphoric as it was perfect for late afternoons and/or sessions after work. However, the cured sugar from the Maven Extracts felt overall more potent than the Highland Oil Co. Skhiskaberry cured sauce. The total THC % of Shishkaberry is 71.98% and THC-A % is 78.10%.
Purple Berry is an Indica-dominant hybrid cross between Grandaddy Purple and Blueberry. The look of the Purple Berry is similar to the Guava Kush, but with a darker amber hue. The aroma and taste of Purple Berry have an intoxicating sweet berry and grape candy smell with floral hints of tropical fruits, mint, sage, and earth. The effects of Purple Berry felt incredibly uplifting yet relaxing as it was perfect for evenings and nights.
Overall, the Purple Berry live resin was the tastiest of the three, while the Guava Kush cured resin lacked some flavor compared to the tastiness of the Purple Berry live resin and Shishkaberry cured sauce. Conveniently, the label for their live resin is shiny and glossy while the cured resin/sauce is clear-labeled. The THC % of Purple Berry is 82.93% and THC-A % is 86.97%.
The cured resin and sauce for Highland Oil Company is usually priced around $23 for a gram while the live resin is priced around $26-27 for a gram, pre-tax. Of the three extracts I picked up this week, the Guava Kush felt the most potent of the three, while the Purple Berry live resin had the most flavor. Shishkaberry felt the least potent of the three. The flavor was almost as tasty as the Purple Berry live resin. The Guava Kush was great for daytime, while Shiskaberry and Purple Berry were perfect for evenings and nights.
In conclusion, the cured and live resin concentrates from Highland Oil Company are very recommended for their solid potency, great flavor and very good potency/effects at a great affordable value. Overall, I felt this was just as tasty as Loudpack Extracts, but also better than Dimebag Concentrates. However, the Maven Extracts cured sugar felt more potent than the Highland Oil Co. cured resin. Of the three extracts that I picked up this week, the Purple Berry live resin was the tastiest. The Guava Kush cured resin lacked some flavor while compared to Purple Berry live resin and Shishkaberry cured sauce.
Highland Oil Company concentrates which can be found throughout select dispensaries in California with their store locator here. In addition, all the lab results for their current selection of concentrates can be viewed on their website here.
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