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Overall rating
91.16/100
votes
251
Whiskybase ID
WB5908
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 333 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
03 Jan 2009 8:37 pm

Average value

€ 1085.62

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251 × member ratings

512 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Highland Park 25-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.16 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Third time tasting this. Yup, no change. Same 91 points.
    • Nose
      Heavy and condensed, yet quite refined. Beautiful peat. Good complexity. Sweet, peaty, smoky, hint of sourness. More aromatic with air.
    • Taste
      Yea, beautiful, man... Great ABV. I love this more than the 45.7% recent stuff.
    • Finish
      Consistently good across the board. 91 points.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great old highland park. Wonderful variety of flavors and thanks to the 50% they are powerfully brought to the tongue. All-round success if it weren't for the price you have to pay for it today ...
    • Nose
      91 91
      syrupy sweetness; dark fruity; Raisins; Oranges; some plum wine; some heather; Honey; some tobacco; Eucalyptus; Chocolate; I only perceive smoke very subtly
    • Taste
      92 92
      syrupy-oily; voluminous; sweet; Raisins; Oranges; Caramel; Herbal notes; Honey; Cocoa powder; dark chocolate; tingling peppery seasoning; Oak; delicate smoke
      a little less sweet and more on the spicy side than on the nose
    • Finish
      90 90
      sweet and spicy; slightly peppery; some bitter oranges; dark chocolate; delicately tart oak spice

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Initially discreet, gradually unfolding, complex. Apricot jam, light smoke and peat, sweet pastries, plum wine, lollipops, new furniture, varnish and polish (very, very delicately), oriental spices, a new tree, a little perfume, a slight hint of pine needles and juniper. 23
    • Taste
      Moderately dry, full-bodied, powerful. Black pepper, oriental spices and spices, ascorbic acid, creamy caramel, red apple, plum wine, light smoke and peat, fruit drops, oak tannins. 22
    • Finish
      Long, warming, smoothly fading, tannin, slightly astringent, with a pleasant oak bitterness at the end. 23
      At first, the fragrance does not promise great miracles, but then everything falls into place. Whisky is pleasantly zasublen (although someone may find that the tree in the taste and finish a bit too much). Balance 22.
      Total 90

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very high quality. Oily, old sherry, subtle smoke. Great balance, and perfect ABV. Second time I am tasting this, and it goes from 90 to 91 points. 

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    This one needs a little bit air. Then it becomes really good. 

    I'm just going through a little vertical of HP 25yo. Directly compared with the 25yo bottling from 2000 I prefer the 2000 bottling because of it's nose and spicyness. This one bottled 2004 is a bit fruitier on the palate but has more leathery finish.
    • Nose
      Honey, fruits, hints of sherry wood - rather reluctant
    • Taste
      Punchy and oily smooth, toffee, little citrus fruits, milk chocolate, very good sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, still subtle sweetness and smoothness, hints of leather in the end

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    March 2015.
    Not had this for some time but just as good as I remember it.

    One of the best Highland Parks made with a near perfect profile.

    Even at todays prices I believe this is worth saving up for.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Opened it up nicely with a drop of water and it became much creamier on the tongue, even smoother.

    This is better than i remember. I will compare it to the 30yr and bicentenary later. But a very, very, nice HP.
    • Nose
      Notes from April 2009.
      Rum & raisin, burnt orange, hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet, marzipan, dark chocolate, candy crisp, orange.
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and orange, no burn.

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Dried fruits, honey, chocolate, orange, bit of smoke, elegant sherry

  9. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. ChrisE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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