- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 25 years old
- 48.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L1083F L11
- Added on
- 19 Aug 2007 5:58 pm
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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
- 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.
Wet earth, lemon thyme, distant garden fire. Then baked apple, dried orange slices, apricot tart. Honey, some beeswax and white pepper. Rotten wood planks.
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.
- 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.
- 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
white chocolate, sherry, honey fruits (melon, lemon), candy
honey, toffee, walnuts, nougat, woody, yellow fruits, salt
lemon, honey, a little floral. very long
- Good high standard. Only works a little softened and occasionally the alcohol is not very well integrated.
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
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
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
- I prefer the 18 year.