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Overall rating
90.62/100
votes
177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1988
Bottled
07.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1086
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 Jul 2013 3:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 449,31

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Tastingtags

17 Notes

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
07 Sep 2016 12:10 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
91
aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
08 Jun 2016 11:02 pm
aphex gave this whisky 92 points

Nose : Sherry nose with smoke. Dried fruits (plums, raisins), roasted nuts, varnish, leather, maybe some coffee grains.Even more.Can't tell. Excellent.
Mouth : Full body, oily, smoky and dry. Leathery. Spices from the wood, coffee and raisins. Excellent again.
Finish :
Long, coffee and smoke.

A fantastic dark sherry HP. I love this kind of profile.

numen
Expert Senior numen Tasting note
08 Jun 2014 11:07 pm
numen gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Treacle
Nose

Nuts, pounds of pecans, and varnished old leather straps fill out the first layer. Then tehre are a few notes of purple sherry - figs, dates, plums, a dash of salt, and familiar territory. Rather some of the Highland Park characteristics shining through: sweet heather mixed with some dense cherry liqueur and syrup, and, oh yes, coffee! A little digestif with a drop of sherry, and flakes of shaved, dried chocolate on the side. (with water) More clearly varnished and sweet. Purple and flowery candy shop. Almost cut jelly beans and cotton candy. A little coffee, though it's all far less distinct for any actual note.

Taste

Immediately this is thickly honeyed and with a sticky oil quality. Smoked. Gently. Hooray for HP! Very much on leather and varnish, turning quickly to much bigger espresso. Drier here, and back to candied pralines and pecans (more the latter), with just a hint of chocolate covered figs, grapes, and prune (also all chocolate covered). (with water) Honey and heather! Light smoke and topped off with creamy sherry, toasted cherry, and more purple. Thinner, and it still all turns to coffee, varnish, and a dry edge to the fruit.

Finish

Heavily and richly sherried, and the typical HP notes manage to show themselves. Actual off-sweet sherry with marginal fruit notes, leather, and coffee persist. Oak is just perfect, influencing and driving the flavors without being prominent.

Comments
magic_slim
Connoisseur magic_slim Tasting note
01 Apr 2014 11:43 pm
magic_slim gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Treacle
Nose

Wow! Lovely fruity notes of plum in madeira chocolate at first nosing. Sweet cream sherry aroma, coffee, a whiff of smoke and a little bit of shoe polish in the background. After a while notes of figs are coming up. Superb.

Taste

Powerful mostly on sherry aromas. It is a concentrated full bodied but dry sherry with hints of resin, bark and old wood. Notes of leather and chewing tobacco with smoke in the background. Fruity as well (raisins), especially when you keep it in your mouth for 10 seconds or so.  

Finish

Very long, dominated by coffee and tobacco aromas. 

Comments

Recommended - definitely one of the best Highland Parks that was recently bottled.

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Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Tasting note
26 Feb 2014 9:27 pm
Toffie76 gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Treacle
Nose

Chargé! Super sherry, sec. Boisé, résineux, amandes , raisins, fruits secs, huile de noix, une touche de colle glue. C'est un whisky auquel il faut laisser beaucoup de temps d'ouverture. On retrouve les notes de cacao, de cuir, de thé noir trop infusé. Figues, dates. Des épices avec un peu de poivre blanc

Taste

Explosif, monstrueusement sec, boisé et complexe. Une belle amertume boisée accompagne tout le développement . On retrouve tous les éléments spottés au nez, et c'est pas peu dire. Le tout bien agencé. C'est dense, couvrant

Finish

Interminable, par vagues successives. Le goût boisé et son amertume persiste pendant de très longues minutes.

Comments

J'ai mentionné le fait qu'il est boisé?

Magnifique

Rossi99
Member Senior Rossi99 Note
01 Feb 2014 3:43 pm
Rossi99 gave this whisky 88 points

Honey, gunpowder, and a bit sulfur... It's a heavy sherry one..
I enjoy the honey notes but other than that is just way too heavy for me.

Something good in the palate is mouth coating silky and balanced sweetness,
but just don't like the sulfur in the aftertaste.



Dede
Expert Senior Dede Tasting note
01 Feb 2014 11:35 am
Dede gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Un superbe vieux sherry sec, plein de tabac, de cuir, de bouillon de viande, d'espresso ristretto, des raisins secs, mais pas à outrance comme dans certains sherry casks, de la fumée de charbon, de la noisette grillée. Quelque chose d'une vieille prune aussi, ainsi qu'un soupçon de soufre. Complexe, et surtout très riche, plein.

Taste

La texture très grasse tapisse agréablement le palais. La puissance est idéale, soutenant les arômes sans les effacer. On a ici un malt présentant une très belle amertume tannique, parfaitement maîtrisée et sans aucune astringence. Beaucoup de café bien serré, des raisins secs, un peu plus de soufre qu'au nez (caoutchouc), et toujours ces notes de vieille prune et de fumée de charbon. Excellent.


Finish

Longue, soufrée (caoutchouc encore), subtilement fumée et marquée par les raisins secs et l'amertume du miel de châtaignier.


Comments

Un très beau sherry cask, très puissant et rentre-dedans. Il est encore un peu « harsh », manquant peut-être de la finesse et de l'élégance caractérisant les vieux speysiders vieilli en fût de sherry, mais je suis à prêt à parier que quelques années de bouteille lui apporteront cette dimension supplémentaire.


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art-bett
Expert Junior art-bett Note
27 Jan 2014 9:09 pm
art-bett gave this whisky 91 points


FARBE: Kommt Cola schon ganz nah.....

NASE: alte Weinbrandbohnen, leicht stechend, Mon Cheri, Kommodenlack, Lederfett, Sherry.

GESCHMACK: Süssholz, Erinnerung an Campino Fruchtbonbons ( die ganz Dunklen), trockener holziger Sherry, Weinbrandbohnen kommen
wieder durch, leichte Salzigkeit.

ABGANG: mittellang mit schöner Sherrysüsse und Hauch von OBF.

FAZIT: Schönes Sherrybrett, welches man auch auf 35 oder 40 Jahre schätzen könnte.
Hätte niemals auf einen HP getippt.

91/100

checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
24 Jan 2014 10:37 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 86 points

http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/limitierte-highland-park-loki-und-cadenheads-25-jaehrige-small-batch-abfuellung-31629/ 

Farbe: Madeira / Olo­roso Sherry
Nase: Süßer, sat­ter Sherry, dunkle, fruch­tige Bee­ren, viel Eichen­holz, Bal­sa­mico, geräu­cher­ter Schin­ken, Trauben-Nuss-Schokolade, Boh­ner­wachs, Leder und herbe Gar­ten­kräu­ter.
Geschmack: Ange­nehm wür­zi­ger und wuch­ti­ger Start! Noch leicht fruch­tig mit viel süßem Honig und Hei­de­kraut. Immer sal­zi­ger und her­ber wer­dend mit Aro­men von Wach­hol­der­bee­ren, Piment (Nel­ken­pfef­fer), kara­mel­li­sier­tem Zucker und gerös­te­ten Nüs­sen. Immer bit­te­rer wer­den­des, har­zi­ges Holz mit unter­leg­ter Süße.
Finish: Lang – zucker­süß mit sehr viel Harz und Holz, die sehr tro­cken enden. Nach dem Abklin­gen der hol­zi­gen Tan­nine set­zen sich end­lich doch noch ein paar Scho­ko­la­dena­ro­men durch.
Bemer­kung: Mäch­ti­ger Whisky, jedoch mit ganz viel Harz und tro­cke­nem Holz!
86 Punkte (Nase: 90 / Geschmack: 86 / Finish: 83)

 

peathead
Expert Senior peathead Note
06 Dec 2013 12:07 am
peathead gave this whisky 87 points

The sherry is abundant. A little too much for my taste. The big downside is that it becomes very  dry after a while.  It kills the sweet, luscious nose.

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