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Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 25-year-old
36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.87 points
- The former price 168.00 euros.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- So beautiful! Just as good as the 30 YO.
Plum jam, apricot, honey, leather, rhubarb, toffee, lime, blue grape, mocha, vanilla and a whiff of peat. Very mature.
Plum jam, apricot, peat, cherry, mocha, toffee, honey, hazelnut and pepper.
Mocha, peat, chocolate, plum, honey, apricot, litchi, leather, hazelnut and rhubarb.
Starker Sherry mit dunkler Schokolade und Trockenf
Kräftiger Geschmack der zur Nase passt, wirklich ein Erlebnis. Nat
langes Finish, der Geschmack bleibt lange am Ende der Zunge hängen
- Nice dram, maybe a bit too sweet. I would have expected something more from such an old age OB bottling of this extraordinary distillery
Fresh wind and scots pine
Sweet and caramelized. Intense Marsala wine
Not too long, predominant sherry
- 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.
- Another excellent Highland Park I think this earlier version is a little better than the later 45.7%
- This feels like its over 50% to me, great stuff.
This one smells more woody and older than the later 45.7% version.
Peat, sherry, caramel, something farmy, earthy, that sort of thing.
Cola cube sweets, dark fruits and jams with a little date thrown in.
This is livelier than the 45.7% version, rougher I suppose but just as good.
There is plenty of peat mixing in with the jammy sherry and also a few oxo notes.
After a while there is some blueberry appears mixed in with a little black cherry.
Long, sweet with a nice fizz to it.
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