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Highland Park 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.87/100
votes
437
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L1083F L11
Barcode
5010314067106
Added on
19 Aug 2007 5:00 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 651,42

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

  1. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This feels like its over 50% to me, great stuff.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet with a nice fizz to it.

  9. whiskycuse scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/highland-park-25-yo-481vol-ob-ca-2008/

  10. Whisky-Tester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

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