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Overall rating
90.98/100
votes
474
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L1083F L11
Barcode
5010314067106
Added on
19 Aug 2007 5:58 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 599,67

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474 × member ratings

1040 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 25-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.98 points

  1. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    The former price 168.00 euros.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is the result of an HP tasting yesterday:-  

    1st -highland-park-30-year-old 48.1% 

    2nd - highland-park-30-year-old 45.7%  

    3rd highland-park-25-year-old 48.1%  

    4th - highland-park-25-year-old 45.7%  

    5th - highland-park-18-year-old 43%  

    6th - highland-park-21-year-old 47.5%  

    The 30 year 48.1% is the best but there is little between the 25 year and 30 year offerings.   The 18 year is good and better value than the 21 year.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An excellent release from HP. The packaging is a little flimsy for such a heavy bottle which might explain the hamster coffin of the 2012 version that uses the same bottle shape.

    Tasted against the 2012 version (91pts) several times. I liked this one enough to buy a second bottle for the archive.
    • Nose
      First impression is a gorgeous, not too loud oak note. The nose is just too rich. Some nuts & oils like Bunna. Some floweriness but the sherry sweetness stops me from calling it the HP heather. Heavier than the 2012 but not smokier. 
    • Taste
      Alcohol bites the tongue a bit when sipped neat. The taste has dark chocolate, cherry, bark, peat and moss with a bit of floral character.  Some water helps to balance it out - something I find common to many HPs regardless of their ABV. A very good, even and full body.
    • Finish
      Dill, along with pepper and peat.The finish is way more persistent here than in the 2012. Wood, yes, but also a slightly waxy texture, some nuttiness and a slowly changing taste that takes its sweet time to end. Definitely the superior one of the two editions when tasted head to head. Coats the teeth well, lots of particulates. Smooth.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    So beautiful! Just as good as the 30 YO.
    • Nose
      Plum jam, apricot, honey, leather, rhubarb, toffee, lime, blue grape, mocha, vanilla and a whiff of peat. Very mature.
    • Taste
      Plum jam, apricot, peat, cherry, mocha, toffee, honey, hazelnut and pepper.
    • Finish
      Mocha, peat, chocolate, plum, honey, apricot, litchi, leather, hazelnut and rhubarb.

  5. legionofflames scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    F
    • Nose
      Starker Sherry mit dunkler Schokolade und Trockenf
    • Taste
      Kräftiger Geschmack der zur Nase passt, wirklich ein Erlebnis. Nat
    • Finish
      langes Finish, der Geschmack bleibt lange am Ende der Zunge hängen

  6. tomy63 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Superb!
    • Nose
      white chocolate, sherry, honey fruits (melon, lemon), candy
    • Taste
      honey, toffee, walnuts, nougat, woody, yellow fruits, salt
    • Finish
      lemon, honey, a little floral. very long

  7. matts scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Character: dried fruits, dark fruits, chocolate and oak, as they can hardly be better. Compared to the 21er I take here significantly less herbs true.
    Rating: Just fine. A highland park that wants to be enjoyed. The surcharge for the 21y I would have liked to pay back anytime. Price unfortunately unfortunately pretty worn out. But not without reason: for me, this bottling is definitely a large bottle candidate. Unfortunately missed then. I have an enthusiastic 92 points.
    • Nose
      Enchanting dark-fruited sherry aromas pour from the glass. Significantly darker fruit than the 21y. Enormously dense, rich dry fruit flavors formally fill the entire nose. In addition to prunes, raisins and dried figs, there are ripe juicy dark plums, blackcurrants and blackberries. In addition dark chocolate and echoes of leather. Behind a beautiful oak aroma resonates. Delicious.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly spicy, the beautiful sherry taste hits the tip of the tongue. It is quite juicy. Intense raisins meet dark plums, ripe plums, overripe blackberries, black and red currants and blueberries. A chocolate-based potpourri of dark fruits par excellence. There is also the tart taste of grape seeds and leather. Dark-dry fruit, sweet and tangy at the same time. A poem. Not to mention that the mouthfeel and the intensity really leave nothing to be desired.
    • Finish
      The finish is long. The dark dried fruit and fruit sounds together with a simply delicious grape sweetness, a lot of cocoa and a wonderfully returning old dignified oak enjoyable. Why can not this finish last forever?

  8. Sandman23 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. Luigisim did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice dram, maybe a bit too sweet. I would have expected something more from such an old age OB bottling of this extraordinary distillery
    • Nose
      Fresh wind and scots pine
    • Taste
      Sweet and caramelized. Intense Marsala wine
    • Finish
      Not too long, predominant sherry

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Another excellent Highland Park I think this earlier version is a little better than the later 45.7%
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

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