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Overall rating
90.93/100
votes
546
Whiskybase ID
WB316
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

€ 714.08

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546 × member ratings

1124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 25-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.93 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. 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. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Wet earth, lemon thyme, distant garden fire. Then baked apple, dried orange slices, apricot tart. Honey, some beeswax and white pepper. Rotten wood planks.
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet, spicy. Orange marmalade on toast. Honey, apricots, raisins, almonds. Dark chocolate. Candle wax. A hint of peach. Some caramel and toasted walnuts. Darjeeling tea and a touch of charred oak. Long.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good high standard. Only works a little softened and occasionally the alcohol is not very well integrated.
    • Nose
      90 90
      finest sherry with a little caramel and a hint of smoke, prunes and figs, bread crust, vanilla, old oak wood with velvety spice, oily balsamic vinegar, hazelnuts, dried apricots and also oranges, juicy apples, hints of salt and anchovies, a little lime, tobacco, Dark chocolate, honey, melon, cedar, date
    • Taste
      88 88
      heavy and oily, the barrel wood brings tingling, velvety noble spices, tart orange, slightly dry oak with vanilla and a touch of earthy caramel, almonds, some roasted aromas with ash and salt, heather, apricot, tobacco, leathery and earthy with a little smoked Malt, cherry and raisin, honey and a pinch of pepper and cardamom
    • Finish
      87 87
      earthy and dry, sherry and caramel, tart orange and multi-layered oak, blanched almonds, velvety spice with cinnamon and clove, cocoa powder, honey, hints of smoked malt, heather and dill, apricot and prune, leather, slightly oily towards the end

  9. sonardicky scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    I prefer the 18 year.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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